I do not want to promote The Merry Thoughts, because my attitude towards this band is ambigous.
shocked impressed by how scrupulous was Marvin Arkham at faking The Sisters of Mercy, but it is clearly not them, it is a counterfeit, which each attentive listener may distinguish. It is like a draft.
Main point is that The Sisters of Mercy music is written with such a great taste, which The Merry thoughts did not acquire. Yup, that’s really good copycat, but it only makes you want to hear the real thing.
I won’t deny that some songs have tune, and I will probably listen to them if I go cold turkey because of the lack of tsom releases. I’ve heard someone saying that then The Merry Thoughts moved towards being more Depeche Mode-like later.
If I was a leader of a band I would not be very happy if I was viewed as Andrew Eldritch impersonator or “depeche mode-esque”. Anyway, listen to the music.
and don’t try to copy The Sisters of Mercy, you will end up poor