在【教会】的专辑《上帝自己的药物》（God's Own Medicine）中，开宗明义的第一首歌〈荒原〉（Wasteland）就嘲讽地唱出「我还是相信上帝，但是上帝已经不信仰我了。」这等堪称冒渎的宣言，呈现出骇人的事实：原来长久以来，
神与人的权力结构恰如性爱结构的主体与客体。在这张专集中，反覆推敲著在推翻信仰的同时，死亡不再是父神用以胁迫的道具，反而是叛徒的情色乌托邦。如同在〈爱我爱到死亡〉（Love Me to Death）一曲，美妙地铺陈情欲的高峰不被僵硬的「主控-屈从」（dominance-submission）关系所固置；也就是说，在死亡（旷缺）的领域，致命的阴性激情并不受到掌管与压制，发展出自己的美学。
The Mission乐队成员给人的印象是一队穿着工作服，戴着牛仔帽的北方佬，他们的作品总是让人大吃一惊——从怪异的歌名到浮雕般的封套设计。这是乐队的第二张专辑，由Led Zeppelin乐队的John Paul Jones制作，在吵闹和宁静中保持着适当的平衡，尽管Wayne Hussey创作的成语般的歌词不可能被任何国家用作建设的标语。
Derided by critics as pompous, melodramatic, and bombastic, the Mission, as they were known in their native U.K. (their name had to be changed in America owing to a Philadelphia R&B band with the same moniker), nonetheless attracted a core audience of goth rock fans. The Mission was formed in 1986 by guitarist/singer Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams, who both left the Sisters of Mercy to do so
(Hussey had also played with the Walkie Talkies and Dead or Alive.) The two recruited Artery guitarist Simon Hinkler and former Red Lorry Yellow Lorry drummer Mick Brown and called themselves the Sisterhood, to which Sisters of Mercy leader Andrew Eldritch objected strenuously. The Mission released two successful independent singles in the U.K. and signed to Mercury in 1986.
The group soon completed its debut album, God's Own Medicine, which critics lambasted as ponderous and derivative of Led Zeppelin and Yes, but the album produced several U.K. hits anyway. The band toured extensively in the U.K. and America; Adams had to return home from the latter after suffering from exhaustion.
Produced by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Children widened the band's audience, reaching number two on the U.K. album charts. 1990's Carved in Sand shed some of the Mission's Zep fascination for more refined songwriting. Hinkler left the band midway through the supporting tour and was eventually replaced permanently by Paul Etchells.
Meanwhile, several Mission members backed Slade members Noddy Holder and Jim Lea on the Christmas charity single "Merry Xmas Everybody." By 1992, Hussey was the only original member left; following the 1994 Sum and Substance retrospective, he recorded the 1995 album Neverland with a new Mission lineup.
Blue followed a year later, with the greatest-hits retrospective Resurrection appearing in fall 1999. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
02. Bridges Burning
03. Garden of Delight (Hereafter)
04. Stay With Me
05. Blood Brother
06. Let Sleeping Dogs Die
08. Dance on Glass
09. And the Dance Goes On
11. Love Me to Death
12. Island in a Stream