Imperial Wax- Gastwerk Saboteurs CD. Imperial Wax are the surviving members of the last and longest running edition of legendary Manchester post-punk band The Fall. Their debut album is ‘Gastwerk Saboteurs’. As the core of The Fall... drummer Keiron Melling, bassist Dave "The Eagle" Spurr and guitarist Pete Greenway served 11 years, recording six full-length studio albums with Mark E Smith. They recruited fellow Northerner Sam Curran for lead vocal and second guitar duties and dubbed their new band Imperial Wax in honor of the first Fall album they recorded with Mark E Smith: ‘Imperial Wax Solvent’. While assuredly reminiscent of The Fall, ‘Gastwerk Saboteurs’ succeeds at blazing a new trail of it’s own. Still dense, noisy and brooding in it’s approach ‘Gastwerk Saboteurs’ is slightly more melodic and punk than the last few Fall records. Imperial Wax seem poised to join the canon of great Manchester-bred acts that include Joy Division, The Happy Mondays and The Buzzcocks and this album shows them off to a great start. The CD includes an expanded track list and adds 3 additional unreleased bonus tracks that are not on the LP version as well.