Kreator
Endless Pain


4.5
superb

Review

by SylentEcho USER (21 Reviews)
August 15th, 2007 | 179 replies | 13,234 views


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Totally mental! If you want honest extreme thrash by a band that put their heart and soul and made a record like their life depended on it, get this for sure!

8 of 9 thought this review was well written

"Feel the Endless Pain!!"

"Pleasure To Kill" would never have been what it is without this album here which is filled with pure aggression!
This is Kreator's first full length album which was released in October of 1985. This album is totally chaotic, straightforward and extreme. The word that comes to mind, is "respect" because this is the honest endeavor of a hungry trio bursting with creative energy and anticipation, who although haven't yet sharpened their skills (or their English) to their full potential, they find themselves thrown in a studio where they are expected to record an album. Like fishes out of water, three teenagers leave their college behind, and are driven to CEAT studios in Berlin "with no f*ckin' idea" what to record.

The production is average, but it all just adds to the do-it yourself feel of the album. There are plenty of great riffs which are diverse in tempo and mood. The bass isnt prominent but its audible. The drumming on the other hand is quite prominent and very aggressive. The Vocals are quite good on this album. The drummer Ventor sings the first track and Mille sings the second, they sing alternate tracks on this album.

The lyrics arent very good, they yet had to perfect their English. For instance:
"..people die if he wants throne
And they fall down, down of their knees
Mercy is a world that he don't know..."
thats not very good.

All in all this is a great album!In your face Thrash. Lack of filler material and cheap tricks/frills. This is true thrash at its finest, the dawn of Kreator's career, don't overlook it.

Recommended tracks:
Endless Pain
Storm Of The Beast {VERY catchy}
Tormentor {a monster of a song from their demo}
Son Of Evil
Total Death
Flag Of Hate

Pros:
1. Pure raw aggression, the more you listen to it the better it sounds.
2. As Ive said, lack of filler material and cheap tricks.
3. Look at the album cover and the title of the album! Do I need to say more?

Cons:
1. They needed to sort out the grammar a bit but this isn't the problem on any of their other albums.
2. The production isnt very good.

Rating: 4.5/5

and that about wraps it up.



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masscows
August 15th 2007



2236 Comments


Review is definitely too short, beef it up a little!

Brain Dead
August 15th 2007



1150 Comments


You do realize you ended the first four sentences in this review with an exclamation point?

Otisbum
August 15th 2007



1912 Comments


Technically the 3rd one was a quote from the first song.

;)

I'm thinking what masscows said, it needs more detail. You start off with a good intro paragraph, but it all kinda plummits after that. It's a problem almost every new reviewer faces, lack of detail. Saying one sentence per instrument is not a review, so try to expand a bit on each. If you feel uncomfortable doing an overall review at the moment, don't hesitate to try a track-by-track. Just make sure to put in a lot of detail.

Keep writing, and good luck with your next review. If you need help proofreading or if you're just stuck writing a review, ask one of the guys in the Sputnik Community forum to look through it and give you pointers.

south_of_heaven 11
August 15th 2007



5433 Comments


What Otisbum said.
Kreator own face though.

SylentEcho
August 16th 2007



1570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll surely work on that. Thanks for the feedback.
So, how is everyone liking the album?This Message Edited On 08.16.07

Dethtrasher
August 16th 2007



2211 Comments


I can imagine how this album would sound like. I prefer newer Kreator though. I liked the review but you need to ad more info, take this as an example:

The Vocals are quite good on this album

Quite good? Are there raspy vocals, are they forceful, loud? Use more words and stuff and you'll be fine.

FR33L0RD
August 16th 2007



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

EDIT:
...and he became a true thrasher & he like it a lot.
Endless Pain -- 4/5,, revisited
29 08 2013

--------------------
I dont like this album at all, but Kreator is one my favorite thrash,
These albums are those i like from Kreator;
Violent Revolution 4.5/5
Coma Of soul 4/5
Extrem Agression 4/5
Enemy Of God 3.5/5
Pleasure to Kill 3.5/5


SylentEcho
August 17th 2007



1570 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

[quote=deththrasher]
I can imagine how this album would sound like. I prefer newer Kreator though. I liked the review but you need to ad more info, take this as an example:

Quote:
The Vocals are quite good on this album


Quite good? Are there raspy vocals, are they forceful, loud? Use more words and stuff and you'll be fine.[/quote]thanks a lot for the advice, ill work on it next time and btw get this album, Im sure youll like it.This Message Edited On 08.17.07

Meatplow
October 2nd 2008



5524 Comments


lots of great riffs on here

Possessed
May 28th 2009



37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album sounds like a mix between thrash,death,black metal which is cool imo the only bad thing about it is the production

Dragonforce89
February 9th 2010



326 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good but not awesome

TheNotrap
August 7th 2011



7988 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Their debut record was very influential but their best work was yet to come. My favourite tracks here are Endless Pain and Tormentor

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2011



1846 Comments


A decent debut, but it is overshadowed by the future releases in the 80's. Mind you, tormentor and flag of hate are masterfulm/

Digging: Black Anvil - Hail Death

Valerius
November 26th 2011



1137 Comments


best Kreator...

coneren
November 26th 2011



11111 Comments


i agree riff but how are you

uninvited
November 26th 2011



248 Comments


"pleasure > certainty > coma > this > aggression"
2/5

coneren
November 26th 2011



11111 Comments


how are you riff

Valerius
November 26th 2011



1137 Comments


can't stand the drums in pleasure

coneren
November 26th 2011



11111 Comments


hey valerius

Valerius
November 26th 2011



1137 Comments


sup



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