Monday, September 1, 2014


  Hail Satan! Vader's tenth album is pretty much full with that message. 

  The album opens with a pseudo-symphonic part then blasts the gates open with "Go To Hell". Continuing on for nine more tracks of expected polish dm. There is definitely a thrash element here especially on the fist-in-the-air "Triumph Of Death. Closing out the record is (the aptly titled) "The End", which between the spoken word aspects and the bass line that carries the tune is highly reminiscent of Megadeth's "Dawn Patrol". 

 (Frontman) Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek hasn't sounded as good as he does here in a long time. Definitely bringing this album up with his rough yet intelligible vocals. 

  Lyrically it's the same open the gates of hell, praise the devil, etc as always but does anyone listen to Vader for their lyrics anyways?  

 At just under forty five minutes long, it's short but it needs to be otherwise it would've felt drawn out. 

  This album is along the lines of the rest of their catalogue. It doesn't break the formula but it didn't really need to. I'm sorry there's not much I can say that hasn't been said about the last twenty years of their work. However if you want some good satanic death metal that's better than Deicide, then look no further. It ain't anything new but it sure is good. 

  Rating: 8 out of 10
  Notable Tracks:
    "Triumph Of Death"
    "Abandon All Hope"
    "Light Reaper"

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