VNV Nation – Empires


VNV Nation is an Irish alternative electronic project led by Ronan Harris in the roles of singer, songwriter, and producer. The “VNV” in the name stands for “Victory Not Vengeance”, in keeping with the group’s motto, “One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret.” VNV Nation’s sound blends poetic and thought provoking lyrics with a sound that ranges from melodic industrial dance anthems, to haunting ballads and post-classical soundtrack pieces. The live shows are known for their energy and positive emotion, drawing a devoted fanbase from across the musical spectrum to sold out tours and headline appearances at festivals in Europe and America. Empires, released in 1999, was the breakthrough album for VNV Nation, gaining them widespread commercial success and topping the German DAC charts for seven weeks. Empires expanded on the band’s bombastic, melodic synthesizer lines and incorporated tighter song structures. Furthermore, the harsher ‘sheet metal instrumentals’ of Praise the Fallen were largely gone, and the music as a whole was far more complex with multiple-layered arpeggios and pads.

Limited EditionĀ 
Label: Anachron Records
Cat. # ANA-V-3A

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