The Brightest Light

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The Brightest Light
Studio album by The Mission
Released 23 September 2013
Genre Gothic rock
Length 59:53
Producer David M. Allen
The Mission chronology
God Is a Bullet
The Brightest Light
Another Fall from Grace

The Brightest Light is a 2013 studio album by The Mission.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[1]

PopMatters journalist J.C. Maçek III wrote "For the repetition, occasional triteness and borrowed elements, The Brightest Light isn’t a perfect album from the Mission. That said, it is very good and has the potential to please established fans as well as the newly interested. If nothing else, The Brightest Light is a fine argument for the case that “Goth Rock lives.”[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Wayne Hussey, except where noted

  1. "Black Cat Bone" – 8:06
  2. "Everything But the Squeal" – 4:56
  3. "Sometimes the Brightest Light Comes from the Darkest Place" – 5:29
  4. "Born Under a Good Sign" – 4:14
  5. "The Girl in a Furskin Rug" – 3:49
  6. "When the Trap Clicks Shut Behind Us" – 4:47
  7. "Ain't No Prayer in the Bible Can Save Me Now" – 5:15
  8. "Just Another Pawn in Your Game" – 3:47
  9. "From the Oyster Comes the Pearl" – 5:13
  10. "Swan Song" (Hussey, David M. Allen) – 7:06
  11. "Litany for the Faithful" – 7:11


The Mission[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • David M. Allen – production


  1. ^ a b c Maçek III, J.C. (4 December 2013). "The Mission: The Brightest Light". PopMatters. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (2013). "The Brightest Light". AllMusic.