I've been a longtime VNV fan. Sadly, I only found them when I stumbled upon the Darkangel single. But anyways....
I have to agree with a previous post. The album starts off wonderfully, but IMO falls flat towards the middle. I do think this album as a whole is better than Judgement though.
Personally I think VNV hit their pinnacle with FuturePerfect, and has been nose diving ever since. There were a few good songs on Matter and Form, Judgement even less. But nothing compared to FuturePerfect. I replayed FP the other day and I sing along with practically all the songs. Same with Empires. The newer stuff just isn't as memorable and as good as I think VNV can produce. It's almost as if they're just being kind of lazy about it.
I don't know. I love the guys, but I know they can do better.