XXV (Vader album)

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XXV
XXV (Vader album).jpg
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album of re-recorded songs by
ReleasedMay 28l, 2008
RecordedJuly 2007 – March 2008, Hertz Studio, Białystok
GenreDeath metal, thrash metal
Length96:00 / 112:00
LanguageEnglish, Polish
LabelRegain, Mystic, Avalon Marquee
ProducerWojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy
Vader chronology
Impressions in Blood
(2006)
XXV
(2008)
Necropolis
(2009)
Singles from XXV
  1. "v.666"
    Released: January 15, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth8/10 stars[3]
Teraz Rock4/5 stars[4]

XXV is the 25th anniversary studio album by Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 2008 by Regain Records. The album is a collection of re-recorded songs from earlier Vader albums, from The Ultimate Incantation up to The Beast. The Special Edition includes three bonus tracks and a bonus third DVD with an old and rare live VHS containing footage from throughout the band's career.XXV was recorded between July 2007 and March 2008 at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland, produced by Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy. The album is the last Vader release that features guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, and drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski, and the only studio recording with bassist Marcin "Novy" Nowak.

The release was preceded by the single "v.666", released on January 15, 2008. A music video was shot for the song "Carnal", which was directed by Carlos Abysmo.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicAlbumLength
1."inVADERs (Intro)" (instrumental) Krzysztof Oloś 1:38
2."Chaos"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekThe Ultimate Incantation4:16
3."Vicious Circle"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekThe Ultimate Incantation2:37
4."Crucified Ones"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekThe Ultimate Incantation3:18
5."Dark Age"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekThe Ultimate Incantation4:31
6."Reign-Carrion"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekThe Ultimate Incantation6:32
7."Silent Empire"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekDe Profundis4:13
8."Sothis"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekDe Profundis3:26
9."Incarnation"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekDe Profundis3:05
10."Reborn in Flames" (featuring Seth Van De Loo)Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekDe Profundis4:52
11."Blood of Kingu"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekDe Profundis4:33
12."Carnal"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekBlack to the Blind2:09
13."Fractal Light"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekBlack to the Blind2:41
14."Red Passage"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekBlack to the Blind2:46
15."Black to the Blind"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekBlack to the Blind4:03
Disc 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicAlbumLength
1."Kingdom"Tomasz KrajewskiPiotr WiwczarekKingdom3:21
2."Wings"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekLitany3:06
3."Xeper"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekLitany3:49
4."Cold Demons"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekLitany2:10
5."Final Massacre"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekNecrolust4:23
6."Reign Forever World"Łukasz SzurmińskiPiotr WiwczarekReign Forever World3:56
7."Epitaph"Łukasz SzurmińskiPiotr WiwczarekRevelations3:55
8."Dark Transmission"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekThe Beast4:34
9."Fear of Napalm" (Terrorizer cover; featuring Tomasz "Hal" Halicki, Robert "Pierścień" Pierściński)Oscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete SandovalOscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete SandovalFuture of the Past2:59
10."Wyrocznia" (KAT cover; featuring Roman Kostrzewski)Roman KostrzewskiRoman Kostrzewski, Piotr Luczyk, Wojciech Mrowiec, Ireneusz Loth, Tomasz JaguśFuture of the Past3:24
11."Tyrani Piekieł"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekLive In Decay4:48
Disc 2 Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicAlbumLength
12."Trupi Jad"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekLive In Decay6:33
13."Reborn in Flames (V.Panzer)"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekNecrolust4:57
14."Dark(er) Transmission(er) (V.999)"Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekThe Beast4:36
Special edition DVD
No.TitleLyricsMusicRecordedLength
1."Gin Psie"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekOlsztyn, 19863:03
2."Trupi Jad"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekBiałystok, 19896:43
3."Vicious Circle"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekMoscow, 19903:06
4."Demons Wind/Decapitated Saints"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekBiałystok, 19926:56
5."Intro/Dark Age"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekPiekary Śląskie, 19926:04
6."Breath of Centuries"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekWarsaw, 19924:23
7."Chaos"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekGroningen, 19934:35
8."Decapitated Saints"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekBrooklyn, New York, 19932:50
9."Reign-Carrion"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekŁódź, 19936:31
10."Blood of Kingu"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekTurin, 19954:30
11."Crucified Ones"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekSopot, 19953:55
12."Testimony"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekHamburg, 19963:42
13."Black to the Blind/Silent Empire"Paweł Wasilewski/Paweł FrelikPiotr WiwczarekMadrid, 19988:11
14."Distant Dream"Tomasz KrajewskiPiotr WiwczarekStolzenhain, Schönewalde 19982:47
15."Forwards to Die/North"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr WiwczarekHouston, 20003:50
16."Sothis"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr WiwczarekEssen, 20014:06

Personnel[edit]

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

v.666[edit]

v.666 is the sixth single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released only in Poland on January 15, 2008 by Empire Records. The release features two songs "Carnal (v.666 Version)", and "Vicious Circle (v.666 Version)".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Carnal" (v.666 Version)Paweł FrelikPiotr Wiwczarek2:09
2."Vicious Circle" (v.666 Version)Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek2:36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan May 28, 2008[8] Avalon Marquee
Poland June 16, 2008[9] Mystic Production
Europe June 18, 2008[10] Regain Records

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Henderson, Alex (2008-06-24). "Vader - "XXV" Review". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  3. ^ Alisoglu, Scott (2008-06-24). "Vader - "XXV" Review". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  4. ^ Babula, Jordan (2008-06-24). "Vader - "XXV" Review" (in Polish). www.terazrock.pl. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  5. ^ "VADER - Video For 'Carnal' Available". www.bravewords.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  6. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). www.magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  7. ^ "Vader - XXV". www.vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  8. ^ "Vader - "XXV"" (in Japanese). www.marquee.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  9. ^ "Vader – XXV". www.mystic.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  10. ^ "Vader – XXV". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.