After so many years of searching for a band that had the type of, for lack of a better term, Gothic sound that I always wanted to hear, I found them in this underground, nearly forgotten gem. From the carnival whirlwind of "Sideshow" to the haunting wail of "Silent Siren" to the bare-knuckled attitude of "Harlot", these guys deliver in spades. Being both Goth and old fashioned Rock and Roll makes them a far different band than the Sisters of Mercy, who they are often compared to. While the Sisters are great, The Wake is a different beast altogether. Using guitar atmospherics to their fullest potential, each song has enough meat to it to stand on it's own, and yet the whole album is by far an easy listen from beginning to end. Rest assured, this CD will get stuck to you for quite a long time.