The Ultimate Incantation

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The Ultimate Incantation
Ultimate Incantation.jpg
Cover art by Dan Seagrave
Studio album by Vader
Released November 16, 1992
Recorded 1992, Rhythm Studios, England
Genre Death metal
Length 48:25
Label Earache Records, Relativity Records, Carnage Records, Toy's Factory, Metal Mind Productions[1]
Producer Paul Johnson
Vader chronology
The Ultimate Incantation
De Profundis
(1995)De Profundis1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Ultimate Incantation is the debut album by Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 1992 by Earache Records. A music video was shot for the song "Dark Age", which was directed by Kimmo Kuusniemi and Tanja Katinka.[3] The cover art was drawn by Dan Seagrave. The album was originally recorded at Sunlight Studios with Thomas Skogsberg, but neither the record label or Vader was pleased with the outcome and decided to use another studio because of technical issues. The new studio that they recorded at was Rhythm Studios in England with producer Paul Johnson. Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek commented on Decibel magazine about recording album at Sunlight Studios, saying:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Creation" (instrumental)   Piotr Wiwczarek 1:29
2. "Dark Age" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:40
3. "Vicious Circle" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 2:53
4. "The Crucified Ones" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:36
5. "The Final Massacre" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:55
6. "Testimony" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:00
7. "Reign Carrion" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 6:49
8. "Chaos" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:27
9. "One Step to Salvation"   Piotr Wiwczarek 3:48
10. "Demon's Wind"   Piotr Wiwczarek 4:27
11. "Decapitated Saints" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:27
12. "Breath of Centuries" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:51
Total length: 48:25


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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland 1992 Carnage Records
Europe, USA November 16, 1992[6][7] Earache Records, Relativity Records
Japan March 1, 1993[8] Toy's Factory
Poland 1994 Metal Mind Productions