Blood / Reign Forever World

Metal Blade

If you don’t know who Vader is, you’re probably not as metal as you think you are. These guys are basically the Ricky Martins of the death metal world, consistently releasing wonderfully high quality death stuff with more skill and dexterity than most of their peers.

Not being the closest watcher of Vader in the world, and their press release being rather vague, I’m not sure what this release is. It appears to be a two-for-one package of EPs, including Blood and Reign Forever World. Truth be told, the songs on Blood are absolutely black, sinister, scathing and powerful, and I love them. The vocalist has a perfect combination growl/intelligible lyric vocal style that makes listening to death metal enjoyable. The tempo of “We Wait” is slower than usual, which helps add to the sludgy, dirty feel. The guitars have a perfect cross between a warm overdriven tone and Marshall stack sound, and the guitarists come up with some pretty evil-sounding riffs.

For the most part, though, the songs on both EPs are pretty fast, with occasional solos and lots of buzzsaw guitars. The songs on Reign Forever World have better production value, but they lack the creepy quality of the songs on Blood. In all, you get 16 songs from a seasoned and dedicated metal band who loves nothing more than blackness and evil. You really can’t go wrong with this.

Metal Blade:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Moloko Plus
    Moloko Plus

    Moloko Plus is a monthly experimental music event in Orlando, Florida.

  • General Magic
    General Magic

    General Magic invented the smart phone in 2002, but just couldn’t get it to market. That’s just how they rolled.

  • Blue October
    Blue October

    Alternative 90s rockers Blue October rolled into Central Florida for a two-night run at House of Blues, and Michelle Wilson was blown away.

  • Pahokee

    Pahokee produces sugar cane and poverty, but some the brighter students might make it to the big time with a college degree and a new zip code.

  • Sumo Princess
    Sumo Princess

    When An Electric Storm. (Educational Recordings) Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Laura Valle
    Laura Valle

    Charismatic. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Ramen Shop
    Ramen Shop

    A young man searches for the secrets of his family and great Ramen.

  • Southern Avenue
    Southern Avenue

    Keep On (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Don Felder
    Don Felder

    Don Felder took music fans down Eagles’ memory lane at Disney Epcot’s® Garden Rocks Concert Series, and Michelle Wilson loved every nostalgic moment of it.

  • Alfred Sergel IV
    Alfred Sergel IV

    Alfred Sergel IVtet (The Tam Tam Group). Review by Stacey Zering.

From the Archives