What makes This Mortal Coil’s It’ll End in Tears so great?

Liam Green discusses the ​“beautiful pain” of This Mortal Coil’s debut: ​“In case it isn’t already abundantly clear, It’ll End in Tears is the essence of goth not because of volume, shock value or even its haunting cover photo… Most of the music is low-key piano and synthesizer, arpeggiated clean guitar, extraordinarily expressive bass playing, basic drum machine programming and about 16 tons of dark atmosphere. The album simply radiates the feeling of slow emotional collapse.”