8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2002
Vader have come through with again another extremely heavy, brutal album which far surpases its expectations. Docs drumming is godlike and the production of this album does him justice. Tracks like "Wings" and "Xeper" show the bands tallent as some of the finest musicians in death metal at a speed almost second to none. Litany sows a continuation of the bands egyptian guitar riffage combined with Peter's grinding vocals. All in all Litany is a must buy for anyone who likes their music heavy, hard and fast.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2006
how do vader keep on doing it? the whole is complete genius! i can't get enough of it. i don't think i'm alone when i say this is a very strong album, evry song is perfect.it's hard to pick out my favourites, but wings is certainly on of them iwth its powerful riffs and docs insane double bass, and the final massacre with the speed a technicality in the riffs. this will mainly appeal to fans of the likes of slayer, bloodbath, testament and kreator, however if you are mainly into melocdic death metal then this may not be the stuff for you,however you may take a shine to it. in my opinion this is a good buy, trust me you won't be dissapointed!
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2002
I bought this after constantly being nagged by underground metal media publications that Vader should be at the top of the Death Metal food-chain, up with the likes of Morbid Angel, but I really wouldn't recommned this to anybody looking for insane brutality, speed or technicality. Having said that, the songs are cool, and they have made good work with the obvious Morbid Angel and Slayer influences (and I mean OBVIOUS). The singing isn't extreme at all, I didn't really find any of it particularly fast, or crushingly brutal, but then I suppose you could say that about Slayer, and they're the best, so I suppose that this is good because it sounds like a classic album, although it really won't surprise anybody who listens to Cryptopsy, Deeds Of Flesh, etc. (the list goes on....)