VADER - Reborn In Chaos / CD
Vader, the good old and wonderful death/thrash metal band who helped drive both genres into what they are today. Usually I don’t buy compilations because they don’t always put the best tracks on the albums. However, this compilation is impressive and shows how old Vader rocked out. Unlike thrash bands that play the same riff over and over, these guys know how to mix it up. Besides, who would want to listen to the same beat or rhythm in each song? You could basically listen to one song and you have listened to the whole CD! It is a waste of money, but this band and this compilation is nothing like that!
These guys know how to make fast-paced, heavy, and thick sounds that just drive straight into your core. This compilation is impressive and the recording is flawless for old metal bands. Even the intro track is catchy and well composed on this CD. Just like death metal is supposed to be, it's dark, thick, and headbangable throughout every song. You can’t go wrong with VADER!
The guitars are distorted and brutal without pause. Riffing is beyond impressive and Vader shuns a lot of new death metal bands today. Piotr Paweł Wiwczarek (aka Peter) who plays the guitars and the vocals really shows how much talent he has by playing catchy and thick sounds that penetrate into your very soul. Peter’s growling is deep and dark-sounding, making this compilation sound as if Satan himself made the tracks. You can tell he puts emotion and thought into each word he says. In other words, it isn’t half-assed at all.
Krzysztof Raczkowski (aka Docent), who passed away in 2005, is nothing short of perfect. His thrashy and chaotic drum beats complement the deep and dark sound of the vocals and guitar riffing of Peter. Docent doesn’t hold back in showing us all what good drumming is all about. It is thick, fast, and perfectly harmonized with the rest of the band. Of course, the bass is flawlessly done as well, adding to the dark and deep sound presented earlier.
Do not wait my friends, for if you want a good quality compilation CD, definitely listen to “Reborn In Chaos!”