Vader - Litany

8.6 | 367 votes |
Release date: 20 March 2000
Style: Death metal


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01. Wings
02. The One Made Of Dreams
03. Xeper
04. Litany
05. Cold Demons
06. The Calling
07. North
08. Forwards To Die!!!
09. A World Of Hurt
10. The World Made Flesh
11. The Final Massacre
12. Red Dunes [bonus]
13. Lord Of Desert [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2000: 16

Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek - guitars, vocals
Mauser - guitars
Krzysztof Raczkowski - drums
Leszek Rakowski - bass

Additional info
Produced by Piotr Wiwczarek and Adam Toczko.
Engineered by Adam Toczko.
Recorded and mixed at Red Studio, Gdynia, November 1999.
Pre-mastered by Tom Bonarowski at Red Studio, Gdynia, November 1999.
Mastered by Bartlomiej Kuźniak at Studio 333, Częstochowa, December 1999.
Band photo by Piotr Brzozowski.
Cover art and design by Jacek Wiśniewski.

Staff review by
Maybe The first well recognized death metal band from Europe, Vader released in the year 1990 their demo "Morbid Reich" a master piece in this genre and is still considered one of the best demo tapes in death metal history, ten years after that success they released a great album called "Litany" so lets take a closer look at this one.

published 17.08.2004 | Comments (19)

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22.01.2011 - 20:49
Excellent album, very brutal
27.04.2011 - 20:59
Rating: 10
This is IMO the best Vader album. I love it more than De Profundis. Xeper is an amazing track.
27.04.2011 - 22:41
Rating: 10
Written by *MetalSlave* on 27.04.2011 at 20:59

This is IMO the best Vader album. I love it more than De Profundis. Xeper is an amazing track.

i agree! it surely is their best!
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
26.11.2011 - 06:43
Rating: 10
Outstanding! I can never get enough of this album!
07.01.2012 - 09:24
Rating: 9
I'm not a fan of Death Metal in general, but I am falling in love with Vader.
08.03.2012 - 02:50
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Couldn't grasp it at first (vocals were weird as hell to me), but it's really growing on me.
04.05.2012 - 12:50
Rating: 9
It's an awesome killer album, but definitely too short. That's why I gave it "only" 9.
12.06.2012 - 02:27
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A completely enjoyable blast of energy the whole way through.

This is not really a big complaint but I think the vocals are a little bit low in the mix and so is the snare drum, the bass drum is slightly too loud, I know this might be intentional but I think Black to the Blind had better production. I can't find any flaws in the music itself however.
21.11.2012 - 01:07
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Written by afu on 07.01.2012 at 09:24

I'm not a fan of Death Metal in general, but I am falling in love with Vader.

They are probably the most accessible band in the sub-genre, along with Morbid Angel. Does not mean they are any worse for it though.
15.04.2014 - 13:54
Rating: 6
Dr. Strawberry
The most important element in Death Metal - The Bass ! is still not versatile enough.
15.04.2014 - 14:01
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Lol ^
07.10.2014 - 22:46
Frank Comstock
Holy shit, this is fucking beast.
"You travel within the glory of my memories, insect. I can feel your fear as you tread the endless expanse of my mind. Make yourself comfortable... before long I will decorate my home with your carcass."
22.02.2015 - 20:42
Rating: 10
Lol this was my first death metal album, excluding revelations and blood (bought these three on amazon at the same time). I give this a 10, even though I don't listen to it that much anymore. This album is just pure epicness (and better than De Profundis to be honest)
03.09.2016 - 19:32
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
Definitely of the best Vader records as well as my favourite along with The Beast and Impressions In Blood. Great death metal with thrash-y edge.
Favourite tracks: Wings, Xeper, Litany, Cold Demons, North, The World Made Flesh.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
09.01.2018 - 08:10
Way better than De Profundis
By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!

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