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First off I have to say this is defiantly a purchase for all death metal fans to make. The Art of War was my first Vader purchase, prior to that I had only heard about 5 of the tracks up on the Vader website, and in my opinion none of them were as good as this release.
Even though this is my first Vader purchase, surely it is one of their best releases, it seems almost impossible to beat. ‘This is the War’ and ‘What Color is Your Blood’ are both incredible death metal tracks, with tight productions producing great guitar tone, clear sounding drums and not to mention the deep growls produced by Peter.
Not only are Peter’s booming, overpowering (in a good way) vocals impressive but so are all the other musicians especially the drums, which are just ‘woah’. They are incredibly fast, fluent and belong with the music, I really hope Daray doesn’t leave the band, not just because he plays amazing along with the other Vader musicians, but because a skill like Daray’s would be just about impossible to beat and it’d be hard to find someone who can replicate such skill. The guitarists do really well, thy might not be the most technical guitarists, but they know how to produce some brutal riffs, with a brutal tone.
I have have a few small problems with this album, but the one being that two of the six tracks are fillers. Sure they sound good, but not even some full-lengths have two filler tracks on them, so why would you put it on an EP?! Stupid idea, Vader, stupid idea. But the four actual tracks on this album are everything you’d expect from Vader (I’m assuming). It’s been over 20 years and Vader are yet to run out of ideas, hopefully they keep it up until they decide to call it a day.
Overall, this is an awesome album, straight forward death metal, no breakdowns, no core, just pure fucking death metal. If you are just getting into Vader, this is defiantly the album to start with; fast and brutal.