Thy Messenger

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Thy Messenger
EP by
ReleasedMay 31, 2019 (2019-05-31)
GenreDeath metal
LabelNuclear Blast
Vader chronology
The Empire
Thy Messenger

Thy Messenger is an extended play by the Polish extreme metal band Vader. The EP was released 31 May 2019[1] through Nuclear Blast Records.[2]

Track Listing[3][edit]

All tracks written by Vader except Steeler, written by Tipton, Halford, and Downing.

1."Grand Deceiver" 2:14
2."Litany" 3:09
3."Emptiness" 2:38
4."Despair" 1:18
5."Steeler" (Judas Priest cover)Tipton, Halford, Downing4:04
Total length:13:23


Writing for Metal Injection, Matthew Castleman wrote, "Vader still loves being Vader," and rated the EP an 8 out of 10.[4] Metal Report called the release "merciless" and rated it an 8.5 out of 10.[5] Writing for Metal Temple, Ross Donald called the EP "almost perfect", rating it a 9 out of 10.[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Metal Injection8/10 stars
Metal Report8.5/10 stars
Metal Temple9/10 stars



Chart (2019) Peak
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[7] 33


  1. ^ "THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DEATH ANGEL, DARKTHRONE, and More Out Today - 5/31". Metal Injection. 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  2. ^ "VADER - announce new EP "Thy Messenger"!". Nuclear Blast. 2019-03-11. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  3. ^ "Vader - Thy Messenger - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ "Quick Review: VADER Thy Messenger". Metal Injection. 2019-06-02. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  5. ^ "Vader - Thy Messenger review". The Metal Report. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  6. ^ Apex. " :: Vader - Thy Messenger (CD Review)". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  7. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 June 2019.