For the past 6 months Vader from Poland
has grown to be one of my favourite Death Metal acts. Formed back in
1986, they have since grown into one of the masters of European
Death Metal. Hate them or love them but there’s no way around them.
has released Death Metal hammer albums like, "The
Ultimate Incantation" (1993), “De Profundis” (1995), “Litany”
(2000), and one of my favourites: “Revelations” from 2002.
Now they are back with another hammer titled
“Impressions in Blood”. 11 tracks of pure, pure Death Metal of the
highest calibre. Brutal and blasphemous they simply destroy
everything in sight with their bone-crunching, and sometimes very
groovy Metal spiced with guttural, yet understandable, vocals. It is
exactly these ingredients that make Vader’s music so
enthralling. Every single track stands out of it’s own in my
opinion… and Damn… their music is fucking brutal without
being total chaos. The guitar-riffs are both heavy as hell and
relentless fast. The drumming is fast and brutal but a tad
mechanical at times. But I can live with that.
Everything about this Death Metal album is just
right, the music, the production and the dark and twisted cover
artwork. “Impressions in Blood" will hit you like a hammer be sure
about that. This new album will help Vader to continue their fight
for the Death Metal crown.
Bow down to the masters.