Vader - Tibi Et Igni
Nuclear Blast
Death/Thrash Metal
10 songs (42'02'')
Release year: 2014
Vader, Nuclear Blast
Reviewed by Jared
Album of the month

Polish’s extreme death metal thrashers Vader are at it again, and after a three year wait since their fantastic 2011 release, Welcome to the Morbid Reich, it seems as if they have delivered another round of greatness, if not even better. To be honest, I do not know how this release had slipped by me the past few months, but Tibi Et Igni is yet another album worthy of high praise for the band.

It’s good to see that after Welcome to the Morbid Reich, their latest follows the same style and consistency in sound overall. Beginning on a symphonic note, Go To Hell starts with a powerfully epic orchestral approach. But the orchestra is quickly forgotten after an eruption of the rapid thrashing of guitars and absolute classic Vader force. Riffs are exciting, solos are crushing, and drumming is pounding enough to crack the floor to unleash hell beneath.

Not all tracks rely on super erratic guitar riffs. One of my favorite tracks, surprisingly, was Triumph of Death. It may focus on a more simple riff, but it is still a cruel sounding one, and indefinitely catchy. The album however never lacks intensity; it embraces it at every corner. Hexenkessel is a robust track with more of a melodic sound at times from the guitars, especially once it kicks into high gear alongside the blast beating.

Vader has always had solid riffs since I began listening to the band, and I have to say Tibi Et Igni may contain some of my absolute favorite. Abandon All Hope is filled with catchy and nasty riffs to feel overwhelmed by despite its short burst of energy it is allowed on the album, clocking it at only about two and a half minutes, but it is still an extremely tough sounding track.

The Eye of the Abyss keeps the strength alive and opens with another symphonic introduction like the beginning of the album, but this time it is haunted by a devilishly rich church organ. As the guitars chug heavily along to the sound of a dark chorale, the intensity once again takes over and breaks loose pandemonium and chaos.

For one of Polish’s best and most extreme metal bands, Vader has delivered a quality album once again if not even better than their last release Welcome to the Morbid Reich. It’s hard to feel any disappointment, if any, in their latest monster of an album. Tibi Et Igni absolutely slays from start to finish.

Killing Songs :
Jared quoted 90 / 100
Other albums by Vader that we have reviewed:
Vader - Solitude in Madness reviewed by Goat and quoted 80 / 100
Vader - The Empire reviewed by Goat and quoted 85 / 100
Vader - Welcome To The Morbid Reich reviewed by Goat and quoted 85 / 100
Vader - Litany reviewed by Tony and quoted CLASSIC
Vader - Necropolis reviewed by Kyle and quoted 82 / 100
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