Kreator
Extreme Aggression


5.0
classic

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
July 8th, 2006 | 230 replies


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist


�Kreator�, one of Germany's most success metal bands that gave some influences to the death-metal bands around the world continues to deliver mighty fine thrash-metal in this album. The band has now expanded to four band members, the newcomer is named Jorg Tritze and his is a guitar player. And the music has made some progress in this album, basically everything is improved and more catchy wibes has been created. This is also considered to be one of the bands most successful albums too, the band is delivering high-quality thrash-metal and this is how real thrash-metal should sound like in my opinion.

This album sounds very good compared to the albums that I have heard yet, Petrozza's vocals is way more better than in their other hugh album �Pleasure To Kill�. Then he couldn't pronounce the words at 100% and it sounded like he was lisping at the same time, this time you can hear that the english words are sung with more accuracy and the vocals are more 'fine-tuned'. His vocals are sharper and more serious and sounds very good along the music, his guitar playing is very improved because the shredding is more precise and more solid. The rhythm sections are strong and the riffs are catchier and has more variation in them, the guitar solos is very good in this album, very enjoyable to listen to. The bass by the way is just rhythm in this album, no special sections with the bass so bass players would be a bit sad when I'm writing this now. The drumming is great, more drum patterns and more precised beats and of course, they are quite heavy too.

Well I described the instrumental part so I think that it would be unecessary to repeat them again but I can give a short information about the members. The front man Mille Petrozza is the vocalist and guitar player, Jorg Tritze is the second guitar player, Rob Fioretti is responsable for the bass and the drummer is Jurgen �Ventor� Reil. Everybody is doing an amazing job on this album because you can hear clearly that they have been sharpening their skills when it comes to metal.

Well then, lets go to the most precious part of the album the songs, The band goes out hard with �Extreme Aggression�, a typical thrash-metal song based on intensive drumming and ferosious riffing, the vocals is awesome in this track because Mille delivers some very cool screams, the guitar solo is one of the best solos I've heard from this band. A catchy and heavy song with very cool vocals. �No Reason To Exist� delivers some heavy but somewhat odd riffs in the intro, the song gets catchy afterwards along with some skilled drumming. The song is both a catchy metal song mix with some classic thrashing elements like the fast drumming, a very good song with sweet riffs but with a wierd solo. �Love Us Or Hate Us� starts with song catchy shredding intro, the drums are building up and the thrashing is loose. This song is not so catchy to my ears but the thrasing formula is very good. �Stream Of Consciousness� starts with a slow intro but the riffing soon changes to a more chaotic structure, very fast drumming. The song does not grab my attention in any way, the song pattern changes after the most chaotic part and becomes a bit slower, it returns to its normal pattern though. �Some Pain Will Last� starts with some slow guitar chords and some light drumming, the instruments are slowly building up along with the vocals. The song is quite slow compared to the other songs, the song is bumpy and the riffing is nothing to applaud at. The song gets some more heaviness and some sweet fast shredds near the end along with a wicked solo. �Betrayer� starts with some heavy drumbeats and heavy guitar chords, the song is also a classic example of great thrash-metal with excellent drumming and bada** riffing. The vocals is very aggressive but not the best in my opinion. �Don't Trust� is also one of my favorites, this song is almost extremly catchy, the song is heavy and the riff is quite classic, it reminds you of old �Metallica�, the best song of the album in my opinion. �Bringer Of Torture� enters with more devastating drumming and furious riffing, not so catchy and the song slows down at one moment. A very good thrash-metal song but not a highlight in this album. And now to the last track �Fatal Energy�, one of my favorite tracks of this great album. It its quite catchy, its very heavy and has a very good structure which is easy to follow, great song.

So there you go and I hoped you enjoyed the review. This was a great album to me, almost everything suited me perfect, the guitar work was strong and heavy, the riffing styles was more variated and more into thrash than death riffing. Unfortunatly, the bass is not so hearable, of course you can hear it but there are no clear bass notes that plays alone. The drumming was nearly perfect in my ears, the tempos were good, the drum patterns was more variated and heavier and it was not the straight-on forever pounding. Amost every song was catchy to me and I guess people would think that as well. I will recommend this great album to all thrash-metal maniacs out there, even if you haven't heard so much about or from �Kreator� this is a good album to start with.

PROS
+ The vocals are sharper and is very improved
+ The guitars are very improved both in rhythm and lead
+ The drums are also very improved, the new drum patterns makes the songs more interesting
+ The songs does not sound similar to each other
+ This is nealry perfect thrash-metal in my opinion

CONS
- Not a big deal but the drums can be to much for those who are 'unused' to this kind of drumming

RECOMMENDED TRACKS
-- Extreme Aggression
-- Don't Trust
-- No Reason To Exist
-- Betrayer

Time for the final album rating and I just have to give this a: 5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Apocalyptic Raids
July 9th 2006


810 Comments


Great album, but I think Pleasure To Kill is their finest moment.

FatalEnergy
July 9th 2006


40 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Kreator's first five are all amazing. Being the 4th out of those five, it's awesome. Flawless stuff.

I mean.....look at my screen name

Dethtrasher
July 9th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I think that this album kicked serious a**!IMO!

south_of_heaven 11
August 13th 2006


5433 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good stuff Deth, good stuff. You've got me DLing all these thrash albums left and right now...

Dethtrasher
August 14th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

If you are looking for some really great and a$$ kicking thrash you MUST get the latest work from Destruction.

thrash_fanatic
October 27th 2006


33 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

mmmm..... unrelenting German thrash metal.......

Seek and Destroy
January 2nd 2007


62 Comments


I'll have to get some Kreator some time, I'll probably start by getting this album.

FR33L0RD
February 5th 2007


1464 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanx Dethtrasher
I discover Kreator, Destruction & Sodom
because of you

Much appreciated

Dethtrasher
February 6th 2007


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Glad I could help, we see too few thrashers around here:p

WARPATH_88
February 7th 2007


514 Comments


Im a thrasher, so your not alone Deththrasher.

THRASH TIL' DEATH!

Dethtrasher
February 8th 2007


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Hehe, good to hear that WARPATH_88. I know at least ten other people on this site that has huge thrash interests (more or less).

WARPATH_88
February 8th 2007


514 Comments


Yea you gotta love thrash. I hope it makes a comeback. (good thrash, of course).

Dethtrasher
February 8th 2007


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

''Flesh Made Sin'' and ''Hypnosia'' are great old-school thrash, you should check 'em out.

WARPATH_88
February 8th 2007


514 Comments


Nice.. I will check those out. . This Message Edited On 02.08.07

SylentEcho
July 11th 2007


1570 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

awesome album!!!! truly amazing!

kalkal50
October 4th 2007


2386 Comments


Pleasure to Kill pwns this IMO.

Dethtrasher
October 4th 2007


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

No way, this is one of their best thrash moments imo. I re-listened PtK and there were some awesome riffs there, but I'm still annoyed becasue of Mille's horrible english/vocals whatever.

kalkal50
October 4th 2007


2386 Comments


the vocals here are more plain, I kinda like PtK better in that aspect as well

DethThrasher
October 27th 2008


462 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BETRAYER!!!

Xxplosive
October 27th 2008


126 Comments


I haven't heard much of this, but I should. I love Coma of Souls and Enemy of God, both are classics.



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