Goth music has been perhaps unfairly maligned down the years. So often associated with humourless, irony-free presentation and tuneless displays of depression, at its worst it is admittedly unbearable. Danse Society were never that poor but this reissue of their 1984 album 'Heaven Is Waiting' sums up the good and bad of the goth scene in a nutshell. Made up by Steve Rawlings' powerful, haunting vocals, Lyndon Scarfe's very much 'of the time' keyboard embellishments and a fiercesome, bludgeoning rhythm section the group were built on solid foundations. Everything begins well with 'Come Inside' and 'Wake Up' possessing an imperious majesty and vitality. Such qualities are sadly absent from the keyboard-heavy work with fancy arrangments that Ultravox had long since discarded as being passe; 'The Theme' - here as a bonus track - is 10 minutes of self-indulgent nonsense. Thankfully when Scarfe turns down the dramatics on 'Where Are We Now?' and '2000 Light Years From Home' they sound as gracefully morbid as Clan Of Xymox in their prime. Typically goth then but don't let that put you off.