AUGUST 4th 2014

Review by Metal Mom

Genre - Death Metal / Thrash
Hometown - Poland
Record Label - Nuclear Blast Records

Band Members -
Peter (guitar/vocals)
Pajak (guitar)
Hal (bass)
James (drums)

Track Listing for Tibi Et Igni -
All lyrics written by Harry Maat / Piotr Wiwczarek, all music composed by Piotr Wiwczarek.
 1. Go To Hell
 2. Where Angels Weep
 3. Armada 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

Digipak Bonus:
11. Necropolis
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider
Bonus 7“ Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklêty Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally)

Production -
Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy - production, mixing, mastering, recording (Hertz Recording Studio, Białystok, Poland)
Piotr Polak - sound engineering assistance
Joe Petagno - cover art by a true legend of visuals (Motorhead etc)

It has been almost 3 years now since Welcome to Morbid Reich, and they are about to lay some solid Vader destruction on your ears. The album reached number 18 on the US Billboard Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers), selling around 1500 copies in two weeks in Poland, also charted in France, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany. Tibi Et Igni, just for your info, means “For You and Fire” in Latin.

There are many interpretations of how Vader came to be, the truth is that the bands beginning started back in the autumn of 1983 by two people who were crucial to the band, Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (Bardast, later became Behemoth), and Zbyszek "Vika" Wroblewski. At that time Poland was in a completely different realism. But Vader was about to change all that, and became the pioneers of that genre, a force to be reckoned with. They are still here after many years, still inVADing, and they are not about to leave.

This album “Tibi et Igni” is probably their strongest to date, of all their years of creating. Give it a listen, you will find that familiar Vader sound, always to be enjoyed, but there are some surprises to be heard as well. Their thrash is more notable, and I hope you have a strong neck for some heavy headbanging. Maybe a little unique to Vader is some slow music, but not for long before it transcends into some extensive heavy beats. After listening to this you might find yourself in a Vader induced coma.

Vader has outdone themselves with Tibi et Igni, its Vader all the way, with some twists, they know exactly how to combine that death metal thrash and deliver it with a punch.