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  • Audio CD (20 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • ASIN: B0002W4T8K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,221 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Out Of The Deep
3. Dark Transmission
4. Firebringer
5. The Sea Came In At Last
6. I Shall Prevail
7. The Zone
8. Insomnia
9. Apopheniac
10. Choices

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "pamelafernie" on 5 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
This really was my first proper death metal CD buy and I bought it after hearing one track on magazine sample disc based on the song Insomnia. I think I did well considering I hadn't heard Vader's music before but had known about them for a good few years long before I was into metal at all.
Certainly it has changed my mind about death metal as a year ago I wasn't a great fan but it has grown on me. I do like the vocals, growly and snarled but clear enough so that you can hear the lyrics but even then I know some people I lent this too didn't like them. Honestly though for this music what do you expect?
The recording is nice and clear too, some guitar work on it that I really like not at all like what I had imagined for this genre of music.
The DVD is good, some clips from a concert in Poland, the band's home country, a 30 minute piece where the band talk about the recording process, their equipment and life in a studio. It is in Polish though so you will need subtitles on but still it was for me quite interesting however some people may not enjoy it as much as they do meander onto things like what strings they use and such. Doesn't bother me as I'm a guitar player myself and it's cool to see what sort of equipment they use to get the sound they have. Oh and some other clips of them playing and generally arsing about in the studio to two of the tracks on the album.
To sum up, it is a good buy for anybody into metal of any kind. This is one album I really love a lot and I have to say for me it has succeeded in making me go and look for more of their own material and other death metal bands like Morbid Angel and Death which in the past I've thought I might not like.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Brilliant pressing of a great album. This vinyl ships fast and securely, and is a must have for all Vader and Death Metal fans
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By lance robertson on 20 Sep 2014
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Toothless beast 2 Aug 2005
By Bacteria13 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
To say I was looking forward to this CD would be an understatement. Poland's Vader are probably my favorite Metal band hitting the boards today. 2002's 'Revelations' album is a classic of its kind, on par with Slayer's 'Reign in Blood in my opinion, and worthy of any metal fan's respect, no matter which avenue you venture down. However, Vader have found them in a conundrum that if something drastic doesn't happen they could very easily wear themselves thin.

Remember back in 1986 when Slayer released 'Reign in Blood' and people freaked out - they rightly-so went loopy over this record? Well, RIB was such a ferocious thrash metal landmark that instead of trying to carbon copy it they went in the opposite direction, recording the slower, doomier-dare-I-say-it melodic 'South of Heaven' instead, winning them even more fans who snubbed their noses at the 'noisy' RIB. After the release of 'Revelations' Vader were in the same boat, and though they recorded the competent 'Blood' EP I was expecting this talented foursome to pull something, well, different, out of their hats than this.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great metal album, a perfect combination of Slayer-esque thrash meets 'Schizophrenia'-era Sepultura death metal, but it could have very well been recorded during the 'Revelations' sessions. Album opener 'Out of the Deep' could very well be 'Epitaph', the opener of their 2002 classic. In fact, any song featured on 'The Beast', no matter how well played or brutal or ferocious, 'Firebringer', 'I Shall Prevail', 'The Zone', sounds pretty much like, well, Vader. And while this is certainly no bad thing - 90% of bands in the scene today wish they were this good - I would have likened to see a little risk or bravado thrown into the mix.

As it stands Vader is a much loved and respected death metal band, but, going by 'The Beast', if they remain stagnant they may get left behind.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Treading water 22 Sep 2004
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Vader are a great band, don't get me wrong. It just seems like lately they have been treading water with regard to their songwriting and not really progressing. On this effort, the songs all have great beats and there are some memorable riffs here and there, but the last few albums have sounded as though the band keep doing variations on the same main rhythm and sticking to safe territory. Purists will like this as it means more of a time tested formula that obviously works well for Vader. The 5th track on the disc is a kind of an exception. The band experiment with a new sort of vocal style and song structure and is definitely a highlight of the disc. Also, the last track opens with a clean guitar intro done in such a way I haven't heard Vader use before. Other than that, It's another pummeling offering of backbeats and blasts from one of Poland's premier death metal acts. Enjoy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An album that delivers just what its title promises 25 Oct 2006
By A. Stutheit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Vader aren't one of Poland's finest exports only because of their talent and powerful song execution, but also because they offer a small breath of fresh air to the scene. They don't write their songs around over-the-top subject matter, unintelligible vocal parts, and a few good riffs; they compose whole, thoroughly planned out songs.

Vader's seventh album (not counting EP's and live discs, mind you), "The Beast," IS a friggin' beast. It's a well-produced, superbly-played effort, and a brutal, fiery, careening, relentless ride, making it on par with their best material. Even the addition of some new blood--drummer Daray (formerly of the band Vesania) replaced longtime skinsman Doc--didn't slow this band down at all. In fact, Doc does an excellent job filling in, because there is some truly awesome drumming to be heard here. He, together with the guitarists (Peter Wiwczarek and Mauser Stefanowicz, who unleash blistering, streamlined chainsaw leads and solos), make this record the audio equivalent of a fleet of rocket-propelled bulldozers, which conquer and race past everything in sight while still managing to pull off some nifty hooks in the process. The band members unrepentantly blast and rip through almost every song on "The Beast" (almost every second), thus producing stellar thrashing intensity, frenetic energy, and industrial strength songs.

The foreboding "Intro" is the sole song on here which is completely restrained, so take a breath before proceeding with the next track. Don't even bother standing in the way of tracks like "Out Of The Deep," "Firebringer," and "Insomnia," because their trade-off, smoke-inducing, buzzsaw guitar leads, wild solos, furiously fast and walloping blast beats, and barked vocals will effortlessly plow right over you. "I Shall Prevail" packs an equally-as-blinding speed, but it differs because its guitar solos are fairly slow, melodic, and technical. "Dark Transmission" is bolstered by hooky, rhythmic, circular leads and persistent, bottom heavy double bass thumps. "The Sea Came In At Last" is a big highlight, and a song you'll remember vividly long after it has stopped playing. It boasts a great slow-fast dynamic; the slow parts have gentle strumming and a grumbling bass line (as well as a few moments of near silence), while the fast parts blanket the listener with breakneck guitar work and busy, forceful, Meshuggah-esque drums. Next, "The Zone" and "Apopheniac" are two fairly abrasive, mid tempo cuts which are juiced with slower, grinding, churning riffs and fairly long, wailing solos. And finally, "Choices" is a potent, thunderously booming set closer (but it begins with melodic guitar strings).

It's true that Vader don't exactly hide the fact that they draw from the same well as Slayer for much of "The Beast," but they're still two completely different bands. Vader's songs are catchier, and they have a minimally-used vocalist vocals who draws influence squarely from death metal. There is absolutely nothing to dislike here; this is a thrilling, completely satisfying record. If you're any kind of metalhead or Vader fan, then you'll buy this C.D., bar none!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Totally Listenable Death_Metal 22 Feb 2005
By Mono-Grind - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have only recently bought this album, and i bought it from all of the reviews i'd read beforehand in magazines. They described it as "Crushingly Brutal Riffs Upon Riffs, This Is What Death Metal Is All About." ..And i wasn't let down at all. This is pure Death Metal. The definition of Death Metal is right here.

I'll admit i don't know how to compare this to previous albums, as i don't own any. But i can compare it to other Death Metal albums i own, and i'd say this is up there with Cannibal Corpse and Deicide, to say the least. This album doesn't let up, and each track seems to top the last one. Out Of The Deep, is a good first song, really fast, and leads perfectly into Dark Transmission, which has a great riff. The singer Peter (Not sure what his last name is) sounds like he's choking. It's a different vocal style, to what i'm used to hearing and i really like it. It's not as brutal as Suffocation vocals, or Circle of Dead Children vocals. But it still adds alot to these songs.

One of my favourite tracks on here, besides Dark Transmission, is I Shall Prevail. If not for the riffs, for the vocals. Towards the end when he screams "I Shall Prevail" and the riffs slow down, just goes to show what Vader are obviously capable of. Like i said, pure Death Metal. The Zone is another example of how brutal Vader can be. With possibly the coolest riff on this album. Apopheniac, i have no idea what that title means, but the riff on this song is yet another example of the brutality. It's another one of my favourite songs on this album.

Fans of Death Metal would already know, and possibly own a few Vader albums..But those new to them, who do indeed like Death Metal, should definitely check out this album. It's great to headbang to, just remember to turn it up L-O-U-D. ..\m/..

This is easily one of the best Metal releases of 2004. I rate it 4/5 only because i can't compare it to their earlier work, which i'm guessing from some other reviewers is even better than this.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hail the Mighty VADER!! 16 Jan 2005
By Frank Rini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Here we go with Vader's 6th. full-length studio cd. Vader are my favorite European act and continously put out punishing music. The new drummer is a suitable replacement for Doc and the guitars on this release are the heaviest to date, the band has achieved. Peter's vox are still incredible, even more clear sounding, but still deep and vicious. This is the best production the band has had on any of their releases. Peter experiments a little w/a new vocal style at one point, which is refreshing to hear. The last release the band put out was the 'Blood' ep. That ep goes down as one of the most brutal releases ever..period!! So I was kinda expecting this release to pick up where 'Blood' left off, I am a little disappointed. I love Vader's brutal blast beats, but sadly they have taken a bit of a backseat on this cd. The first track 'out of the deep' is pure Vader, heavy and blasting. After that we are only 'treated' to 2 other songs that also have the brutal blast beats. The rest of the cd is still great, but the songs are more mid-paced/slower & while some of the songs get fast, they do not venture into the brutal blast like the 3 songs I mentioned. With that being said, the 3 songs, which are the most brutal, are of course the best on the cd. I just wanted more of those types of songs, especially since 'Revelations' & 'Blood' were pretty uncompromising. Now I feel that they are compromising their sound, to go for a wider variety of music fans. The songs are pretty catchy though and of course played w/top notch musicianship.

With all that aside this is still a great release, and is very 'crunchy' sounding in the guitar parts, the cd is just a little less brutal than their past releases.
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