I have been pretty much staying on top of rock music in the last 35 years. When I started listening to The Sound and this album in particular 2 years ago I was shocked. First of all, after my first listen I said to myself, all right, so this is just another rougher sound synthesizer driven new romantic sort of band from the early 80ies. Darker new wave, I thought, so I probably did not miss so much and I may not find time for it now. However, since I was assured by Frank Weyzig, a good friend who has listed this album as one of 25 all time favorites, that it is great music and if I don't see it yet than I should try it again, I did. Pretty soon I have realized that The Sound not only was probably the biggest miss of my music obsession but that it was also the band most resembling Joy Division in sound and biography. After 7 or so listens to From The Lion's Mouth I knew I had to listen to everything The Sound and Adrian Borland had left behind, all 11 albums. That was a project in itself, I have to say, and some of these CDs cost a bit as well. From The Lion's Mouth is their best album and many of their best songs are here. This album is a must have for any fan of Joy Division or Dead Can Dance and I can bet you that all Radiohead and Porcupine Tree lovers will appreciate this album after no more than 7 listens. My favorite songs here are: Fatal Flow, Winning, Silent Air and Contact The Fact. When you purchase this album and really get into it you may feel the same way I feel, amazed that nobody has compiled the music of this spectacular band. My favorite songs of The Sound and Adrian Borland: are the following: Monument, Fatal Flow, Other Side Of The World, Winning, We Could Go Far, Silent Air, Cinematic, Foreign Land (WRT), Contact The Fact, Dreams Then Plans, Hour Of Need, Destiny Stopped Screaming, Sense Of Purpose, Night Versus Day, Judgement, Red Paint, Missiles, I Can't Escape Myself.