Album Review: The Mission – The Brightest Light

After „The Mission“ 2011 ihr 25 jähriges Bestehen gefeiert haben, legen sie jetzt mit einem neuen Album nach. The cult musician sign in with „The Brightest Light“ zurück und dieses erscheint satte 27 Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung ihres Debütalbums. Unterschiedliche Musikergenerationen sind seither gekommen und gegangen, „The Mission“ there always more. Each, with „The Brightest Light“ eine Rückkehr zum altbekannten Sound erwartet, wird überrascht sein. Dies ist das Album einer Band, has the enormous fun and a newfound camaraderie and maintains the result is not less than the strongest probably rock album of her life.

The Mission - The Brightest Light

Anyone interested in the earlier years, is certainly in Internet enough material. „The Mission“ have since 1986 published numerous albums with a short break and given concerts. More than four million copies of their previous twelve albums, the associated singles plus compilations and live releases, the band has sold to date. 2011 fand man, after several internal disputes, Resolutions, Semi solos by lead singer Wayne Hussey, for anniversary tour 2011 the original members together and celebrated its 25th anniversary with a sold-out European tour. Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler and drummer Mike Kelly noticed, that they sound as fresh as stylistically back to their early days and wanted to capture this exciting sound on disc. Hussey as the main songwriter of the group retired for a few months, to compose new pieces. At the 1. April then met the entire band with producer David M. Allen (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Human League) and began working in various studios, sometimes even high up in the Brazilian mountains or near the English city of Bath.

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Now it's finished: „The Brightest Light“, the new album. Rocking, it should be. As a composer and singer Hussey has delivered a performance, which inevitably catapulted him into the list of the best British musicians. The new songs with superb melodies and lyrics about the devil, about pathos and heartbreak, and written with his inimitable sense of humor are certainly among the most compelling, he has ever written. In addition, his voice has never been so ehrlich sounded like today. With people in his environment, he trusts, he's obviously matured into a musician, in his skin feels comfortable. Says Hussey: „This is my rock album, My wife calls it my ‚Testosterone-Work '. It tightens the muscles and demonstrated sheer pride! I wanted the sound, we produce live, capture as much as possible and I think, us that this is the first time really succeeded.“

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The Mission - Black Cat Bone

Slink, So Simon Hinkler, may, after almost 20 Leave designate outside the music business every right again as a guitar god his generation years, his playing on the album is expressive and lyrical at the same time. For the first time Slink has stepped out and Hussey's shadow with his guitar playing has found his own true voice. Just listen and enjoy the title „From The Oyster Comes The Pearl“. The well-traveled and experienced bassist Craig Adams after many years found his spiritual home next to his old pals Hussey and Hinkler. Hussey again: „He has been 30 Years my friend, although at first everyone thought, that it does not go well with us long. This is probably the most successful Addo's musical contribution to The Mission album. He has surprised me most positive way. Amazing, so that it always succeeds.“

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And then there are „Young“ Mike Kelly - young therefore, two decades less because he has under his belt than his bandmates. A fact, to which he always happily reminds the other. Young, the album because he brings energy and fresh air and keeps the groove going, both physical and spiritual way. Young, because he is holding up the banner of rock'n'roll excesses, are known and celebrated for The Mission. Young, but with a wise soul Geordie. Young, because he is. Once Hussey: „For me it is difficult, to assess the new album, because as with every artist you can always find his latest work best. Only time can show, whether I'm right or not. We will see it. But one thing I still want to hold: We had while recording an incredible amount of fun and I think, that you can feel it, if you listen to the disc. We are adult, mature, wiser and know better today than ever before, the real strengths of The Mission. And I think, that we are very aware of this particular strengths.“

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Each, the expected return to a familiar sound, wird überrascht sein. Dies ist das Album einer Band, has the enormous fun and a newfound camaraderie maintains, to capture a timeless and classic in the truest sense of the word rock album with the help of modern studio techniques. It is rooted in the present, without coyly concealing the past. The mission would never shy away from, to demonstrate their influences on open display, but just to her newest album sounds unmistakably The Mission. Probably not, according to The Mission, as most have known. This band has never looked so good, fresh and truly sounded. Not a typical Gothic rock sound, simply honest dirty rock sound, with a raspy singing Wayne Hussey! I think it's very brave, some Missionaries will finally feel pushed certainly on the head. On the other hand, the boys have nothing to lose, making the honest, what they like. And their fantastic cover version of Neil Young's „Like A Hurricane“ is indeed all true fans eh mission well known!


  1. Black Cat Bone
  2. Everything But The Squeal
  3. Sometimes The Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place
  4. Drag
  5. Born Under A Good Sign
  6. The Girl In A Rug Furskin
  7. When The Trap clicks Shut Behind Us
  8. Is not No Prayer In The Bible Can Save Me Now
  9. Just Another Pawn In Your Game
  10. From The Oyster Comes The Pearl
  11. Swan Song
  12. Litany For The Faithful
Album Review: The Mission - The Brightest Light
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