Praise the Fallen

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Praise the Fallen
Ptf2010-AlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 June 1998
20 May 1999 (US)
GenreFuturepop
EBM
Length60:52
LabelWax Trax!/TVT
VNV Nation chronology
Advance and Follow
(1995)
Praise the Fallen
(1998)
Empires
(1999)
Singles from Praise the Fallen
  1. "Solitary"
    Released: 14 September 1998
  2. "Honour 2003"
    Released: 10 June 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Almost Cool[2]

Praise the Fallen (also known as PTF2012) is the second studio album by the alternative electronic band VNV Nation, released in 1998. It is a departure from their debut album’s sound, featuring better production values, being more melodic, and containing a heavier electronic pace. "Solitary" was released as an EP, and "Honour" was re-recorded in 2003 and released as a single. The album peaked at #94 on the CMJ Radio 200 and #29 on the CMJ RPM Charts in the U.S.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Chosen"4:21
2."Joy"5:52
3."Procession"5:23
4."Voice"6:12
5."Forsaken"4:49
6."Ascension"8:15
7."Honour"6:41
8."Burnout"3:32
9."Solitary"7:29
10."PTF2012"3:06
11."Schweigeminute"1:00
12."Untitled" (bonus track)4:12
Total length:60:52

Notes[edit]

  • “PTF2012” was originally thought to be a reference to the Mayan Calendar doomsday, 21 December 2012. Although in the booklet for Reformation 1 Ronan Harris states that the date was chosen at random.
  • “Schweigeminute” is just one minute of silence.
  • On “Forsaken”, The first line; "For thirty years, I have plotted to bring down the party. I am sick in mind and body" is a direct reference from the movie adaption of George Orwell's 1984. The last line in the song “If you’re frightened of dying, and you’re holding on — you’ll see devils tearing your life away. If you made your peace — then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the Earth” is from the movie Jacob’s Ladder and is spoken by Danny Aiello.
  • Ronan Harris often refers to Praise the Fallen as a way of self-help through a difficult time of his life — in particular the track “Forsaken”, of which a vocal version was recorded for Solitary EP.[4] This version, when sung live, is an emotional experience for Ronan, and he has been known to break down in tears.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheridan, Tim. "Praise the Fallen Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  2. ^ "VNV Nation Praise The Fallen". Almost Cool. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ Sansone, Glen (31 May 1999). "RPM" (PDF). CMJ New Music Report. Great Neck, NY: College Media, Inc. 58 (620): 30. ISSN 0890-0795. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  4. ^ Ronan, Harris (December 1998). "Forsaken". VNV Nation Web Site. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009.