(Metal Blade Records)
I'm really wondering why this album was released under the banner of DIES IRAE instead of VADER, because the material on their debut album "Immolated" sounds exactly like some remains of the last VADER studio session while recording "Litany"!? Especially the recipe of success from "Xeper", the most outstanding and fastest track on "Litany", seemingly lays the foundation stone and basic structure of DIES IRAE's songwriting. I mean, VADER is such an active band, both when it comes to releasing albums and touring, so there's in my modest opinion definitely no need for a side-project of some VADER musicians (drummer Doc and guitarist Mauser are involved in DIES IRAE), which sounds exactly like VADER! Nevertheless, the music on "Immolated" is very convincing and especially the drumming is again really impressive, so for people into the typical VADER sound this album is a must buy!
- DIES IRAE - The Sin War - by Edouard Vergriete