The Sisters of Mercy are a Post-Punk and Goth Rock band fronted by the somewhat arrogant Andrew Eldritch, who is now the only original member left in the band.

While Eldritch often bitches about how the band is not "Goth Rock", it is considered by almost all who are educated on the subject to be one of the greatest first generation Goth Rock bands.

They made two good albums: First And Last And Always and Floodland. Then, most likely in an attempt to sever all connections with the "goth" label, Eldritch made the hard-rock piece of crap that is Vision Thing (Ribbons being the only decent song).

Their two compilation albums, Some Girls Wander By Mistake and A Slight Case of Overbombing (their Greatest Hits), are both fun listens.

The band is also known for their somewhat cryptic lyrics.

Their sound is similar to that of Fields of the Nephilim, Big Electric Cat, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and even some Joy Division songs.

The other members of the band created the bands Ghost Dance and The Mission (known in the USA as The Mission UK), both of which were decent bands.

The most popular Sisters of Mercy song is Lucretia My Reflection.
The Sisters of Mercy were an awesome goth rock band.
by ScarexCrow February 14, 2008
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Best band ever, and just because they helped define a genre, doesn't mean that listening to them makes you a poseur.
As in: The Sisters of Mercy are THE BEST BAND EVER, and I listen because they're GOOD, not because I want people to think I'm tragically goth.
by somgoth June 24, 2008
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Refers to an act of ordinarily-frowned-upon nature, but which in extreme circumstances could be overlooked or even approved of. Comes from the nuns' surreptitiously ripping out the plug-wires and spark-coils from the Gestapo's cars so that they couldn't pursue the von Trapp family in "The Sound Of Music"; the emotionally-shaken-but-still-demure habit-clad heroines then ask their Mother Superior for forgiveness, which it can be assumed that she readily gives, considering the horrid fate that would likely have befallen the von Trapps had they been captured.
I needed a few additional nails to complete a super-urgent repair- project, but there was nobody at the hardware store, so I had to just take the nails without paying for them at the time. Again, though, the nailing-task had to be completed right away to avoid fairly horrendous consequences, so I felt that my action was really pretty much a Sisters of Mercy sin. Plus of course I did indeed "square up" promptly with the store afterwards, so the end-result was fine.
by QuacksO November 7, 2018
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