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Salvation were a brilliant goth group that emerged out of the ‘80s Leeds goth scene. Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch coordinated their earliest recordings and Wayne Hussey supervised others. The band suffered the usual line-up changes of that scene and vocalist Daniel Mass is the only member heard on all twenty tracks. Canyons of reverb are employed and icy guitar lines are unleashed like Sisters of Mercy, Jr., but where Eldritch went deep and eerie like Jim Morrison for the electronic age, Mass used a higher point of entry that gave songs such as “Jessica’s Crime,” “Lady Faith,” “Unicorn” and “Angel Pain” a desperate edge. “Complete” isn’t exactly accurate, as the group had a number of other tracks in the can from various releases, but it is a complete reissue of their Hunger Days compilation, along with the A-side of their first single, “Girlsoul” appended to the end. Covers of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” and Tom Petty’s “Listen to Her Heart” are closer to the band’s later material where a discernible metal edge can be detected.


Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s

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