After the fantastic EP Slave Nation (2011) and the 2 solo albums of frontman Gin Devo, Errata and Surface (2012), VOMITO NEGRO is back with a new full album. My expectations were pretty high, but I must say that these were fulfilled without any bother.
Opener Enemy Of The State, a track they already played in their livesets, sets the tone immediately. Gin Devo’s angry whispering and screaming vocals combined with the typical VOMITO electronics. Power On Demand has a Nitzer Ebb feel, pounding EBM with Devo shouting slogans, a dancefloorfiller for sure.
Tape X, Factory Child, Emerging Souls, Hollow Heads, all little pearls which again prove that they are one of the finest dark electro bands Belgium has to offer these days. But they saved the best for last, the closing (title)track Fall Of An Empire is an instrumental masterpiece backed by a repetitive crawling loop. A 10 minute beauty that doesn’t bore for a second and the perfect ending for this great album.
It’s going be very tough to kick this baby out of my favourite albums of 2013 top 10 list.