01. Under The Gun
Drawn from the band's voluminous singles
catalogue, A Slight Case Of Overbombing is a Sisters
Of Mercy greatest hits package arranged in reverse chronological order that
also highlights the band's first studio recordings since the Vision Thing album.
The definitive post-Bauhaus Goth band, the Sisters of Mercy embarked on their
dark journey in the mid-1980s, led by cavern-voiced singer Andrew Eldritch.
Though the '90s found the group largely disappearing from view, their influence
on subsequent waves of Goth rock is enormous. Most tracks on this compilation
are different versions from the ones on the original albums. It includes all
three collaborations with Jim Steinman "Dominion / Mother Russia," "This Corrosion," and "More." The
latter is a masterpiece of bombast.
The new tracks are "Under the Gun" and "Temple of Love 1992 ." The first, a duet
with ex-Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn, is a semi-successful attempt to duplicate
the sound of the Steinman collaborations.The second cut, a re-recording of the
Sisters' seminal 1983 single "Temple of
Love" in the light of the band's harder, more metallic sound, is a good idea.
Adding the impressive vocal acrobatics of Yemenite singer Ofra Haza is a stroke
of genius. A Slight Case Of Overbombing is a fine place to enter the world of
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