In case i'm not covering enough brutal stuff on here , i needed to hit the new Vader album, a band i have a sporadic history with. My first exposure to them was when they opened more Morbid Angel on the domination tour, and i was so stoned i was perplexed why they were so angry, i remember thinking the reminded me of Kreator.
My first thought when checking out their newest effort is this is the album Morbid Angel should have made. Maybe these guys were thinking this as well when they titled the album. To be honest straight forward death metal hasn't been my thing probably since Domination came out. Though some bands ...Ulcerate , would i'm not sure i would call straight forward and Disma, who are getting enough coverage with out my two cents. So for Vader to hook me in is an accomplishment in it's self. Granted i'm have a all brutal day to get pumped for Conan tonight and thought an Unleashed song from 2008 sounded killer ,so we will see when the barbarian buzz wears off.
My other knowledge of Vader is they loan out their drummer to Dimmu Borgir, and he plays with as much fury in Vader as he does in Dimmu, and stacks up well against the likes of Hellhammer. The production on the album stands out the guitar tone in the solo sections is well blended while putting the spot light where it needs to be . The Vocals are more intelligible than anticipated in fact he reminds me of Oderus from Gwar as they are produced with similar effects as those on the scum dogs of the universe album, though think more horror of yig , he never goes into a croon.
Death Metal can become a wall of white noise , the pummeling tends to make all the songs sound the same, this is not the case here,though i can't really say their any tracks that stand out more than others, each has it's own shining moment, if pressed to pick a favorite , would go with come see my sacrifice, the tracks they are coming and ultima thule are segues in the day of the ipod could be avoided. i can see Behemoth comparisons being made and of course those who are still in shock from the great betrayal of morbid angel go find this now .