MetalBite Review by Chris on 7/8/2014
At this point I don't think Vader
needs any introductions. For almost 30 years Peter and Co. have consistently put out quality material with unmistakable sound that can only be described as 'Vader sound', and since they very rarely strayed from their path, saying that Tibi Et Igni
is a very good, high caliber 'Vader album' should be more than enough to describe current release. But wait, there's more.
I truly believe that new album is well above any material that Vader
has released in a while. Maybe it's because the current lineup has been together for at least couple of years, or maybe Peter finally let other members chime in into creation process, but Tibi At Igni
is fresh, vibrant and firing on all cylinders. Starting with opening 'Go To Hell
' where symphonic intro feels like a prelude to a full attack, Vader
is brutal and uncompromising. From stand out riffs through more varied songwriting and more memorable guitar leads and solos Vader
reloaded its arsenal, and with hits like thrashy 'Triumph Of Death
', battle hymns 'Hexenkessel
' and 'The Eye Of The Abyss
' they aim to bring down venue after venue with those sure to be new fan favorites. There are no surprises, no experimentations - just straightforward death/thrash metal from the beginning to 'The End
', and even after 30 years of existence I'm convinced no one wants to have it any other way. Vader
was put on this earth to bring battering and headbanging music and I'd rather throw knives with blind monkeys than listen to progressive, post-metal album from Peter's death squad.
Anyone who thought that Vader
have had its best days behind them, better pick up this record and be prepared to revise his/her views. Vader
might have lost a few battles in the past but they're still winning the war! Tibi Et Igni
is a quintessential album from Polish veterans but it stands above its predecessors with more militaristic vibe and delightfully thrashing rage.
Rating: 8 out of 10