Vader - Necropolis review
|Release date:||August 2009|
02. Rise Of The Undead
03. Never Say My Name [Feat. Marek Paj¹k]
05. The Seal
06. Dark Heart
08. Summoning The Futura
09. Anger [Feat. Marek Paj¹k]
10. We Are Horde
11. When The Sun Drowns In Dark [Feat. Marek Paj¹k]
12. Black Metal [Venom cover] [Feat. Bart Krysiuk] [digipack bonus]
13. Fight Fire With Fire [Metallica cover] [Feat. Maciej Taff] [digipack bonus]
01. Crucified Ones
02. Black To The Blind
03. The Epitaph
06. This Is The War
07. Lead Us
Vader, that stick in the mud of death metal. Necropolis is the title given to the latest gathering of recordings sent our way from Poland, and is the first album with the completely new line-up hired by Peter to do his bidding. This is full-length album number nine, Peter is certainly no stranger to what it takes to create a great death metal album and so you would expect this offering to be no different.
And that is just what it is. The new band have exactly the same Vader-sound as all those past records, Peter is himself once more, and the album is yet another crushing block of rampaging death as we would come to expect from something with the Vader name on it.
Necropolis is a short album, clocking in just over half an hour, and the songs seem shorter than usual too. This isn't a problem however as long as jabs like the one minute-fifty seconds "Blast" continue to do what they say on the tin. "Never Say My Name" is also an awesomely good two-minute track with an inexplicably evil edge that Vader has never shown before.
In general Necropolis has the usual chugging fast pace of some evil war machine engine doing its work, although "Impure" does drag the pace of the album down somewhat, as does the blatant filler tracks "The Seal" and "Summoning The Futura". On the whole though, the majority of this album is great material with plenty of the usual trademark Vader blastbeats, guitar work and dry vocals.
Truth is, everyone already knows Vader, and that means everyone will already know this album. Necropolis provides nothing new to the listener at all, but then again did we really expect it to? Or better yet, did we want it to? This is Peter, or Vader, doing its thing in his traditional solid way, and no one can argue against that. Necropolis gives us no surprises, but we didn't want it to now, did we.
||Written on 27.08.2009 by Member of Staff since 2006.|
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