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The Sisters of Mercy were a volatile group during the best of times, but singer Andrew Eldritch also had a drive to keep his future intact. While the earlier works of the group were often loud and abrasive, for the follow-up to their brilliant debut album, First and Last and Always, Eldritch hired Meat Loaf producer Jim Steinman to bulk up and smooth over the production on two songs and used producer Larry Alexander and a ton of keyboards to make up for any lost members. The Gun Club’s Patricia Morrison was seen as a perfect foil. Where Eldritch had formerly disparaged any notion that his group was ‘Goth,” with Floodland, he calmly accepted his fate and delivered the kind of dark and foreboding material his audience craved. From the opening “Medley” through tunes such as “Flood 1,” “Flood II,” “Lucretia My Reflection” and the epic “This Corrosion,” the Sisters of Mercy became the leaders in a genre that had few contenders.

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FLOODLAND is not only the best "goth" album, the best album ever.
the band has not disbanded as it is stated here on iTunes, the Band is only Andrew now.
SoM tours about every 2 years the last being the Oceans to Oceans Tour in 2008.

Yes, the BEST ever

I agree with the other reviewer– this is possibly the best album of modern music...ever, certainly the best Sisters recording, (with Kraftwerk's Trans-Europe Express and Bowie's Eno recordings as close contenders).

This album is essentialy THE standard by which I measure all other music made since. Besides the extrodinary music itself, the production and the instrumentation is astounding. The lyrics are SO profound, I am finding new meaning in them even today.

This Corrossion is the obvious apex of the album, but Flood II is it's full realization– as close to perfect as one can get in music, in my humble opinion. But I have to disagree with the other reviewer, this isn't simply "goth". This record goes way beyond the somewhat peripheral world of goth, into dare I say, Art.

Truly, a masterpiece (I measure my words carfefuly, believe me. I don't throw that M word around very often.) I only with Eldritch would get into the studio and make more like these.

I guess what I am trying to say is, get it.

PS: For the Sisters enthusiasts, it is noteworthy to mention Never Land, the full version, is *finally* on this re-release.

A must

We called it "death rock" in the 80's ...I feel 18 again. The album makes me think of my combat boots (with big black chiffon bows), clove cigarettes, and just being young and cool! Best way to describe it is intoxicating.... Buy it and you transport yourself to a different place and time.....


Formed: 1980 in Leeds, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of England's leading goth bands of the 1980s, the Sisters of Mercy play a slow, gloomy, ponderous hybrid of metal and psychedelia, often incorporating dance beats; the one constant in the band's career has been deep-voiced singer Andrew Eldritch. (There is some disagreement as to whether the group took its name from an order of Catholic nuns or from the Leonard Cohen song of the same name.) Eldritch originally formed the band in 1980 with guitarist Gary Marx and recorded its first single with...
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