Metal Review: Vader – Future of the Past II – Hell in the East (2015)

Vader - Future of the Past II - Hell in the EastPoland death metal horde Vader has never been a band to slow down whether it be their music’s tempo or their output. After just getting off of tour, they returned to the studio to follow up their twenty year old release Future of the Past, a collection of covers. Future of the Past II – Hell in the East comes at us with an absolutely raw version of some of the band’s favorite songs to cover featuring the likes of Exorcist, Imperator, Merciless Death and more.

The album opens with and Exorcist cover of “Ostatni diakon” setting the tone of the rest of the album of sheer aggression and violence. The Ghost cover of “Noc demona” is also done extremely well and shows a more punk side of the band. One of the true highlights of the album is the Imperator cover of “Necronomicon,” a song right in the Vader wheelhouse in terms of speed and a multitude of guitar riffs. The cover of Krabathor’s “Totální destrukce” is another display of never ending riffs and grooves with highlights the track. The cover of Merciless Death’s “The Beginning of Darkness” is another really good track.

At the end of the day, we can always use more Vader and this follow-up, albeit extremely far from the original, is excellent and well done.

Vader – Future of the Past II – Hell in the East Tracklisting

1. Ostatni diakon (Exorcist cover)
2. Noc demona (Ghost cover)
3. Necronomicon (Imperator cover)
4. Totální destrukce (Krabathor cover)
5. Sen schizofrenika (Markiz de Sade cover)
6. The Beginning of Darkness (Merciless Death cover)
7. Ostatni sakrament (Scarecrow cover)
8. No Return (Slashing Death cover)
9. Czas apokalipsy (Slaughter cover)
10. Necromaniac (Thanatos cover)
11. Czarny aniol (Thrasher Death cover)
12. Wyrocznia (Kat cover)