Vita Museum was formed in 2014 by Ivan King (The Silverblack). I also didn't know that before I started reading the biography but it was one of the first bands I thought about when I finally listened to the album. Like The Silverblack, Vita Museum blends heavy rock with electronics and a gloomy atmosphere. Yet, Vita Museum is not as heavy and pounding as King's other band. This is almost a radio friendly version of Nine Inch Nails or Orgy.
Now don't think that this is powerless music, on the contrary. There are some heavy tracks here, including 'Circle', 'Somebody To Destroy' and 'No Tomorrow'. In the latter I can also hear flashes if Linkin Park. That reference often shows up but I guess that quite normal when distorted guitars meet electronic sounds. 'Alone' brings Nine Inch Nails back to mind, mainly in the ability to make harsh yet emotional ballads.
Even though the radio friendly nature of most of the songs, Vita Museum still manages to come up with an eerie, gritty atmosphere and a somewhat dirty sound. 'Another Day Another You', for example, is a very nice midtempo industrial rock track. A bit like Him meets Tiamat meets Linkin Park maybe. Yet, it still breathes this dark strangeness that makes the gothic scene so interesting.
In all, this is an excellent album where electronics meets strong songwriting. I will recommend this to those dark souls out there, especially the ones who like to dance once in awhile. Personally, I still prefer The Silverblack, but rest assured, I'll dance my ass off too when I get the chance to see Vita Museum live.