Vader is the epitome of the proverbial kick in the balls. That's something that's been true for some years now, and it remains the truth with the release of 'Tibi Et Igni'.
Since the band's inception as a heavy metal band in 1983 who received a fair deal of attention in the first place because they came out of Poland as one of the first extreme metal bands to play music of a quality that was worth noticing, the troupe around Piotr Wiwczarek has evolved first into a speed and thrash band and then eventually into a death metal band (which would never get rid of its strong thrash influence). The journey hasn't ended, it would seem. 'Tibi Et Igni' is a majestic piece of metal.
Again, 'Tibi Et Igni' has a solid foundation of thrash metal, but with the groove and blast-beat ridden expression of death metal. Also, there are nods to for example heavy metal (Armada of Fire), prog metal (Hexenkessel) and grandiose synth intros (The Eye of the Abyss), making the album one of great variation. There's never a boring moment!
This is an amazing album, do yourself the favour of checking it out. Favourite track? Probably 'The Eyes of the Abyss' - it's a monster.