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The Wake (2)Masked

Label:Cleopatra – CLEO 9187-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Goth Rock

Tracklist

1Harlot3:09
2Nazarene3:46
3Locomotive Age3:34
4Sideshow4:19
5Masked5:16
6Silent Siren5:08
7Audrey3:45
8Watchtower4:53
9Sheet Metal Eyes3:43
10Submerge4:07
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Credits

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 41157 91872 4
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: CLEO 9187 . :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:

Other Versions (5 of 11)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Masked (Cassette, Album)CleopatraCLEO 9187-4US1993
New Submission
Masked (CD, Album)CleopatraCLEO 9187-2US1993
Recently Edited
Masked (Lathe Cut, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Unofficial Release, Clear)Made For Fans Not For Money07Europe2015
New Submission
Masked (Lathe Cut, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release, Clear)Made For Fans Not For Money07Europe2015
Recently Edited
Masked (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Purple)CleopatraCLO 1279US2019

Reviews

  • gsheputis's avatar
    gsheputis
    The Wake is an absolute garbage Sisters Of Mercy copycat band, right down to the Eldritch vocals....I remember buying this when it first came out, utter shit, not a single redeeming song...sold it back on the next record store visit - I think I got $4 back for it...
    • bonnicon's avatar
      bonnicon
      Believe me, as someone who finds Goth a non-Progressive, lazy genre full of cliches, I cannot help but like some of the more hooky groups. Although I have heard this album perhaps dozens of times now, I checked the cover to spot the 'girl's name' tracks - not too bad - just one - "Audrey" - ah, they obviously drew a line at Maude ... or Doris ... or Gladys.
      Anyway, on with the review. It's good to hear again - strong songs like "Nazarene", "Sideshow" and "Locomotive Age" pitch straight for the dance gland (oh, I know there's no such thing....) leaving no time for you to dwell on the lack of individuality or originality in the music. The pace is quite fast, like BAUHAUS at their most motoring - although the sound's more lean and straightforward. There's something of JOY DIVISION to "Watchtower" - in the bass and overall feeling, but they keep their mainstream Goth atmosphere which is somehow lighter.

      Not a bad album, and I'll certainly listen to it now and again. It pushes no limits and breaches no walls. It's Gothic Rock, plain and simple. If you're into this genre, and like a lighter, more commercial sound, give it a go. If not, then I leave the choice to you.

      Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.

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