Vader - _Sothis_
(Repulse Records, 1996)
by: Gino Filicetti (4 out of 10)
This being the first Vader CD ever in my possession, I was more that anxious to finally listen to this band, and hear what all the hype was about. And I can now safely say, after listening to it through and through a few times, what the fuck is the big deal? This album starts off with a spoken word chant entitled _Hymn To The Ancient Ones_ which consists of a praising of all the gods of old. Then starts the "onslaught" of boring death metal riffage, and sub-standard non-growled vox. Such was the title track and it really made me wonder how this band could have inspired such frenzied acclaimation on the USENET. Hailing from Poland, Vader should be given the benefit of the doubt, as they are the best band I've heard emerging from said country, that is, however, no excuse for the music contained herein. The last track on this CD is a cover of the all time classic masterpiece to end all masterpieces, Black Sabbath's own, "Black Sabbath." Much of this song is covered as an exact copy of the original until we hit the last verse of the song which is transformed in a cheesy, poseurish rip off of some kind of hardcore/rap hybrid. A definite abomination of such a metal classic. I'm not sorry to admit it, but I wasn't impressed one bit with this record.

(article published 12/8/1996)

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