Poland's unkillable death metal O.G.s Vader put out a tough-as-nails album this year, Welcome to the Morbid Riech, which I highly recommend. This record, from 2004, finds the band in a more eldritch mood than usual, with a pronounced Lovecraftian bent to the lyrics and an obsession with the black abyss of the sea. The music, of course, pretty much just sounds like Vader always does: thrashy first-wave death metal with Piotr Paweł Wiwczarek's hoarse throaty bellows booming over the top. You can't go wrong with a Vader record, unless you're an asshole.
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