XXV (Vader album)

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XXV
XXV (Vader album).jpg
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Compilation album by Vader
Released May 28, 2008
Recorded July 2007 – March 2008, Hertz Studio, Białystok
Genre Death metal, Thrash metal
Length 96:00 / 112:00
Language English, Polish
Label Regain, Mystic, Avalon Marquee
Producer Wojtek 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
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth 8/10 stars[3]
Teraz Rock 4/5 stars[4]

XXV is the 25th-anniversary compilation 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. Title Lyrics Music Album Length
1. "inVADERs (Intro)" (instrumental)   Krzysztof Oloś   1:38
2. "Chaos" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek The Ultimate Incantation 4:16
3. "Vicious Circle" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek The Ultimate Incantation 2:37
4. "Crucified Ones" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek The Ultimate Incantation 3:18
5. "Dark Age" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek The Ultimate Incantation 4:31
6. "Reign-Carrion" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek The Ultimate Incantation 6:32
7. "Silent Empire" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek De Profundis 4:13
8. "Sothis" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek De Profundis 3:26
9. "Incarnation" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek De Profundis 3:05
10. "Reborn in Flames" (featuring Seth Van De Loo) Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek De Profundis 4:52
11. "Blood of Kingu" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek De Profundis 4:33
12. "Carnal" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek Black to the Blind 2:09
13. "Fractal Light" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek Black to the Blind 2:41
14. "Red Passage" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek Black to the Blind 2:46
15. "Black to the Blind" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek Black to the Blind 4:03
Disc 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Album Length
1. "Kingdom" Tomasz Krajewski Piotr Wiwczarek Kingdom 3:21
2. "Wings" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek Litany 3:06
3. "Xeper" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek Litany 3:49
4. "Cold Demons" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek Litany 2:10
5. "Final Massacre" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek Necrolust 4:23
6. "Reign Forever World" Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek Reign Forever World 3:56
7. "Epitaph" Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek Revelations 3:55
8. "Dark Transmission" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek The Beast 4:34
9. "Fear of Napalm" (Terrorizer cover; featuring Tomasz "Hal" Halicki, Robert "Pierścień" Pierściński) Oscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete Sandoval Oscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete Sandoval Future of the Past 2:59
10. "Wyrocznia" (KAT cover; featuring Roman Kostrzewski) Roman Kostrzewski Roman Kostrzewski, Piotr Luczyk, Wojciech Mrowiec, Ireneusz Loth, Tomasz Jaguś Future of the Past 3:24
11. "Tyrani Piekieł" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek Live In Decay 4:48

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. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Carnal" (v.666 Version) Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:09
2. "Vicious Circle" (v.666 Version) Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 2:36

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]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad (2008-06-24). "Vader - "XXV" Review". Heavymetal.about.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  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.