Kreator
Enemy of God


3.0
good

Review

by Neoteric USER (86 Reviews)
February 22nd, 2006 | 99 replies | 16,455 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


Kreator are indeed a great thrash band. They come from Germany and they started their career of bone-crushing metal in the early 1980s. There is a clear Slayer and Venom influence in their music and their rivals are Destruction and Sodom. They are one of the few thrash bands that are not subject to �selling out�. They have always had a thrash vibe to their music which tells me, �Thrash is not dead!!!� Though during the �90s they incorporated an avant-garde and a Gothic touch to their albums, the band still has speed and brutality in their music.

If you remember my Atheist review then you�ll remember the crazy guy that got me into that band. It�s the same here; the crazy guy also got me into this band. I instantly loved it since I am already deeply into thrash metal so I was comfortable from the start. The band is heavier than the bands above them, Metallica and Megadeth aren�t heavy at all compared to all the death metal you youngsters are listening today but Kreator can still hold a candle to them. As well as having fast �chugga-chugga� riffs. They also incorporate melodic parts which doesn�t distract from the music. Take yourself to 2005, thrash is dead. Dave Mustaine plays boring hard rock. You have no idea what Anthrax are doing. Metallica is playing awful nu-metal and Slayer are a normal metal band. There isn�t anything left. Suddenly the underground had an answer. Kreator had released a thrash album in 2005; it seemed strange but proud at the same time. It is intense for a year that introduced generic metalcore. Kreator are the answer to all the thrashers in world as they still make thrash music, good stuff at that too.

The instruments are brilliant to say at least though they have an acquired taste to them. Mainly the vocals, they are really harsh and loud so if that isn�t your bag then you could get torn away. The guitars are first-rate but like all thrash bands, they fall into the trap of the �chugga-chugga� method but instead of just power-chords played fast, they use different chords and they try to make it unique. I think it�s a nice change from the predictability of some bands. I can hear the bass, I�ll give it that but it backs up the guitar too much. The drums are basically your usual double-bass and heaviness. They can play well together though and that�s the main thing. They�re really heavy compared to other thrash bands so if you�re looking for a change, try them out! The album is certainly great but it has a few low points. When I said the guitars have melodic parts, they do give a change but it reminds me of modern metal too much (like Trivium and Killswitch Engage) Of course, the band isn�t in the eighties anymore but that kind of sucks due to the band staying thrash. The songs aren�t that well written to me, the band seem a bit too concentrated on riffs and pulling off fast beats that they forgot to simply work on the songs. Some of the songs follow a same-y pattern, the riffs are supposed to evil but they fail in the process of making the same riffs over and over again. Mind you, some of the riffs are annoying, the chords don�t sound too well together.

There is also a lack of variety, all the songs are evil thrash but the songs sound the same. No variation at all, just the same old riffs recycled. All the songs are just heavy thrash songs, nothing else. I don�t know about you but I can�t listen to them for a long time. Then my brain gets bored and I switch it off. Maybe you just have to be in the right mood to listen to them but the novelty wears off. The album isn�t all bad, looking on the positive things. The album sure is heavy and a breath of fresh air. They are great for just head-banging to but you can�t be in that mood all the time. Only listen to this when you are in the mood and you�ll love every moment but when you�re in the wrong mood, prepare for some mind-numbing crap.

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Cravinov13
February 22nd 2006


3854 Comments


Good review. I like these guys. Good brutal thrash, but this album is better then a 3.

Shadows
Moderator
February 22nd 2006


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'd say it's more than a 3. This is the only Kreator album I've heard, but it's very good. Modern thrash stuff seems more interesting to me than the old school stuff, and this goes along with the Destruction and new Exodus I like. I do enjoy Dekapitated though. Sweet review!

Shadows
Moderator
February 22nd 2006


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I'd say it's more than a 3. This is the only Kreator album I've heard, but it's very good. Modern thrash stuff seems more interesting to me than the old school stuff, and this goes along with the Destruction and new Exodus I like. I do enjoy Dekapitated though. Sweet review!

Arucard
February 23rd 2006


575 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'd agree with Shadows. I think this album is brilliantly written, and the title track is brutal as hell. 4 for me.

circleofdeadchildren
February 23rd 2006


119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Finally a kreator review!! but i think this cd deserves more than a 3.

Neoteric
February 23rd 2006


3243 Comments



Finally a kreator review!! but i think this cd deserves more than a 3.

I'll review Coma Of Souls when I get around to it. I don't see what's the big deal with me giving it a 3. A 3 means good. I think it is good. A 3.5 means great. I don't think it's that great. Case closed.

Aakon_Keetreh
February 23rd 2006


448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review :thumb:

I got this cd a while back and it was pretty good!

Thor
February 23rd 2006


10191 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Decent album, good review.

Apocalyptic Raids
February 27th 2006


810 Comments


It's alright.

The title track and World Anarchy are the only tracks I really enjoy though.

whatduffhuck7
March 5th 2006


163 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this album is JUST lik Destructions- The antichrist
if you like this you may like the antichrist, check it out

Dethtrasher
July 27th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good review, I think I have to look this up. And I'm totally with in the second paragraph where you described the ''status'' of the current metal bands today.

Shadows
Moderator
July 27th 2006


2530 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is adequate.

And Destruction's Antichrist beats the living shit out of this.

Dethtrasher
July 27th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Is that album that good? Then I have to check out that too.

ScipioAfricanus
February 16th 2007


8 Comments


You know, I've always thought of Kreator as what would have happened if Slayer kicked out Kerry King and got a Decent lead guitarist.

south_of_heaven 11
February 16th 2007


5433 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Jeff is also the lead guitarist...ya know, dual leads?

WARPATH_88
February 16th 2007


514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I got this CD a while back. Its pretty good, but alot of the songs sound the same. But its Kreator!!!This Message Edited On 02.16.07

But i dissagree with what you said about Metallica. They werent that good, but they would never sink as low as nu-metal. This Message Edited On 02.16.07

jrowa001
March 25th 2007


8750 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this and shovel headed kill machine by exodus are one of my fav thrash albums

Troopsofdoom
November 23rd 2007


23 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This album is no less than a 4. I put as a classic how many old thrash bands can hit you with something like this. Its 5 for me.
Its on the top 50 list on this site but its rated 3 lol.This Message Edited On 11.23.07

eggsvonsatan
December 6th 2007


1087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't think its fair to say that these guys were influenced by Venom and Slayer. They've been around for just as long as both of those bands! Remember, Tormentor released a few albums in 1982. I would put Kreator on top with the pioneers of thrash, along with Sodom.
This review isn't terrible, but it could use some work. And i completely disagree with you, but to each is own.

Thor
December 10th 2007


10191 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Does anyone find it funny that World Anarchy has the most blatant ripoff of Rush's YYZ ever?



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