Impressions in Blood

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Impressions in Blood
Vader - Impressions In Blood.jpg
Cover art by Seth Siro Anton
Studio album by Vader
Released August 23, 2006
(See Release history)
Recorded 2006, Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland
Genre Death metal
Length 37:15
Label Regain Records, Mystic Production, Candlelight Records, Avalon Marquee
Producer Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy[1]
Vader chronology
The Art of War
Impressions in Blood
Alternative cover
special edition cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth 8/10 stars[4]
Chronicles of Chaos 8/10 stars[5]
Teraz Rock 4/5 stars[6]

Impressions in Blood is the seventh studio album by Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on August 23, 2006 in Japan by Avalon Marquee with a bonus cover of "Raining Blood" by Slayer. In Poland, the album was released on September 1, 2006 via Mystic Production. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Rock/Metal Album of the Year (Album roku rock/ metal)'.[7]

Impressions in Blood was recorded between April and June 2006 at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland, and was produced by the Wiesławscy Brothers. The album features cover art by Septicflesh bassist Seth Siro Anton. Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski described the work on the album, saying:

A music video was shot for the song "Helleluyah!!! (God Is Dead)", which was directed by Andrzej Wyrozębski.[9] Janusz Król was responsible for special effects and the set design for the video, while Sławomir Panasewicz was the cameraman. In Poland, Impressions in Blood landed at position No. 8, and dropped out five weeks later. The album also charted in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Between Day and Night" (instrumental)   Krzysztof Oloś 0:41
2. "ShadowFear" Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 4:50
3. "As Heavens Collide..." Harry Maat Maurycy Stefanowicz 2:41
4. "Helleluyah!!! (God Is Dead)" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:02
5. "Field of Heads" Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 4:06
6. "Predator" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 5:12
7. "Warlords" Harry Maat Maurycy Stefanowicz 2:43
8. "Red Code" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:30
9. "Amongst the Ruins" Harry Maat Maurycy Stefanowicz 4:07
10. "They Live!!!" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:13
11. "The Book" Paweł Frelik Maurycy Stefanowicz 5:07
Total length: 37:15


Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Additional musicians
  • Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy – production, sound engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Tomasz Lewandowski – photos
  • Harry Maat – lyrics
  • Paweł Frelik – lyrics
  • Seth Siro Anton – cover art, layout[11]
  • Seiichi Miyasaka – Japanese liner notes
  • Recorded, mixed, mastered at Hertz Studio, Bialystok, April-May 2006


Chart (2006) Peak
Polish Albums Chart[12] 8
Japanese Albums Chart[13] 265

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan August 23, 2006[14] Avalon Marquee
Poland September 1, 2006[15] Mystic Production
Europe September 4, 2006[16][17] Regain Records
USA September 5, 2006[18] Candlelight Records


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  7. ^ "Fryderyki 2006: nominowani i laureaci" (in Polish). Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
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