- Released: April 30, 2007
- Label: Cooking Vinyl
- 1.Still Deep Waters
- 2.Keep It In The Family
- 4.To Love & To Kill With The Very Same Hand
- 5.Aquarius & Gemini
- 7.Chinese Burn
- 10.Draped In Red
- 11.Running With Scissors
- 12.In Silhouette
Personnel: Julianne Regan (vocals); Tim Bricheno, Simon Hinkler (guitar); Cathy Thompson (violin); Caroline Dale (cello); Greg Freeman (shaker, tambourine, background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Greg Freeman; Wayne Hussey.
Recording information: Nam Studios, England (09/2006-11/2006); The Green Room Studio, Brazil (09/2006-11/2006).
The Mission U.K. began in the late '80s as a more pop-friendly variant on the British goth scene. With members hailing from Sisters of Mercy and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, they mixed goth's dark visions with post-punk drive and a radio-ready knack for anthemic melodies. Some 20 years down the line, singer Wayne Hussey, having weathered countless personnel changes, keeps the Mission's mission going with GOD IS A BULLET. The faithful won't be disappointed, as the album bears all the hallmarks of vintage Mission: soaring, dramatic vocals; churning, reverb-drenched guitars; and an evocative, atmospheric air of mystery. Original guitarist Simon Hinkler even turns up as a guest, adding some of that old black magic to the 21st-century version of this long-running raincoat-rock institution.