Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Sisters of Mercy - Vision Thing

4/10

Ugh. The gloom of previous releases is completely gone, and it’s replaced with lame female backing vocals and loud guitars that sound like hair metal at times. As much as Eldritch hated being associated with the term “goth,” the Sisters sure sucked when they decided to leave that aesthetic behind completely. The only real standout track is “More,” another song produced by Jim Steinman (he also gets a co-writing credit). It sounds nothing like previous Sisters releases, and I’m assuming that Steinman’s production was the main reason why this track stood out; he obviously knew how to work with this kind of material, and it’s a shame that he couldn’t have stuck around to produce the rest of the album. This one’s only for completists.

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