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Olsztyn, Poland (1983 – present)

Vader is a band from Olsztyn, Poland founded in 1983.

They stand as one of the best-known European death metal bands utilizing a style of death metal different from that of their American counterparts, but their approach is firmly based upon the template created by Morbid Angel. For example, many bands of this genre tend to play guitar solos and lead parts which do not adhere strictly to traditional musical principles and make extensive use of tremolo bar, creating a rather dissonant sound.

Vader, whilst often playing in this style, occasionally diverge and play diminished, augmented, and minor scale solos. The band is also different in that vocalist Piotr Wiwczarek’s vocals do not follow the standard sound widely considered acceptable for death metal. While his vocal delivery remains extreme, it is a much throatier approach, giving him the ability to enunciate words more clearly than most death metal vocalists.

Vader were the first band ever from behind the Iron Curtain to sign to a Western label and their 1990 demo “Morbid Reich” is still considered to be the best selling demo tape in the history of death metal.

In 1993 they released their debut album titled “The Ultimate Incantation” (Earache) which has since become one of the milestones of European death metal. These were also the first brutal sounds from behind the Iron Curtain which reached the audiences all over the world.


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  • Woland666

    berserker619 - najnowsze dzieło Vadera to 100 % nuda,taka naprawdę porządna.Gdzie tej płycie do "Impressions in Blood"? A o Behemocie nawet nie wspominaj,bo "The Satanist" to dwie półki wyżej.

    20 Oct 8:39pm Reply
  • jasiek10212

    Morbid Reich / The Ultimate Incantation

    14 Oct 11:13am Reply
  • Mistermasyl

    Imho solówki są zajebiste na TEI :)

    10 Oct 12:34pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Vader

    4 Oct 4:55pm Reply
  • kenediusze

    Solówki i klawisze to akurat najsłabsze elementy albumu, co nie zmienia faktu że to najlepszy Vader od czasów Litany, już jestem tego stuprocentowo pewien. Złapali wiatr w żagle, no i dobrze; koncertowo też jest bdb.

    29 Sep 9:27pm Reply
  • berserker619

    Najnowszy album to pierniczone arcydzieło! Świetne są te melodyjne solóweczki! Behemoth może possać Vaderowi!

    29 Sep 7:21pm Reply
  • Yuzefff

    Gdyby Vader śpiewał po polsku to nie miałby sobie równych...

    29 Sep 1:29pm Reply
  • waarsnico

    Tibi Et Igni, most underrated death metal album of '14.

    26 Sep 1:28pm Reply
  • kenediusze

    Fajne to Tibi Et Igni. Thrashowa polewka im służy, heavymetalowe solówki może mniej, ale słucha się tego bardzo miło, zaskakująco świeża płyta. Chyba najlepsza od... o cholera, od Revelations co najmniej.

    26 Sep 8:58am Reply
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  • BTsGraveland

    Thorgrimm6, I think the Revelations period is their finest work. So basically, the Reign Forever World EP, Revelations and Blood EP. I'm not sure how popular or shared my opinion is, but certainly give those three a listen. Some essential advice I'll give you is to not underestimate Vader EPs. Many bands have their EPs as optional listening. Not Vader. Some of their finest work is on EPs (The Art of War is another). So be sure to check out Reign Forever World and Blood.

    22 Sep 3:02pm Reply
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  • sulibor

    Będą do zgarnięcia wejściówki na koncert w Krakowie 20 września: Zachęcam i życzę powodzenia!

    17 Sep 11:04am Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    @Thorgrimm6: No way man, De Profundis and Litany seriously their the best albums, and it's early works, yeah... but my favorites are Impressions in Blood with Revelations, it's more nowadays, check this if you want to hear some of their later albums, especially I recommend Impressions in Blood.

    16 Sep 5:19pm Reply
  • Aladin001

    @Thorgrimm6 De Profundis and Litany are generally considered the best.

    14 Sep 11:29am Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal

    12 Sep 6:02pm Reply
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  • knight_88

    New album is awesome! Great work! [24]

    6 Sep 4:16pm Reply
  • Roust666

    De Profundis is the best album of the band.

    5 Sep 2:39pm Reply
  • nathix13

    they have an original name for a death metal band

    4 Sep 12:17am Reply
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