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CD review VADER "Tibi et igni"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Vader, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News

(8/10) Polish death metal legend Vader has one constant factor - and that is Piotr Wiwczarek. He is part of Vader from the very early days of the band and I guess that Vader without him wouldn't exist anymore. I don't know how many line-up changes the band went through in all these years, but it seems, that the current lineup is a bit more stable again. The total renewal of the band took place in 2011 when Marek Pajak (g), Tomasz Halicki (b) and James Steward (d) joined the polish death metal icons. 2011 was also the year of the last release of a Vader full length album.

Three years later, on May30 2014, Vader released now their new record called "Tibi et igni", what means "For you and the fire". I was very impressed from the new album already after the first round on the turntable. It seems to me to be the most heaviest Vader album till now. What also becomes obvious is, that more an more thrash elements come back in the Vader sound. For someone like me, who was grown up with bands like Anthrax, Exodus and Slayer, something which is highly appreciated. Of course the new Vader album still contains the blastbeat parts and growls.

The album starts with a dramatic intro. It could be from a movie soundtrack. It's an acoustical prevision of what's coming. And what this means becomes obvious after 2 minutes. The guitar riff starts the inferno, which you can't escapre for the coming 40 minutes. Remarkable too is "Hexenkessel". Also this tune starts with a kind of intro. The rest of the song is an extremly cool mid-tempo monster, with some blastbeat parts, some breaks and a galopping rhythm. A high speed and very typical Vader song is called "Where angels weep". It's as swift as an arrow and reminds me with its thoroughgoingness to the earlier Slayer.

The closer "The end" is an untypical track for Vader. Most of the tune is kept pretty slow with some doublebass parts here and there. The song has a killer riff and towards the end also some great mosh parts. I like that one and I think it's one of the best tracks on the album. 

"Tibi et igni" is a brutal piece of music which doesn't take any prisoners. The album is for one of the top three ones of the band. Respect for the cool release.





  1. Go to hell
  2. Where angels weep
  3. Amanda on fire
  4. Triumph of death
  5. Hexenkessel
  6. Abandon all hope
  7. Worms of Eden
  8. The eye of the abyss
  9. light reaper
  10. The end


Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Genre: Thrash-/Death Metal

CD review VADER "Tibi et igni"