Kreator
Violent Revolution


3.5
great

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
July 28th, 2006 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


ALBUM INFORMATION
During the career of the german extreme thrash-metal Kreator the frontman Mille Petrozza tried out many different styles to expand or change th sound of the band. It was not a great move many times though, some albums came close to the gothic areas, his vocals were changing time to time and Kreator's sound becamed less aggressive and the speed was somewhat turned down in pace. This album which is called ''Violent Revolution'' is a refreshing album were past versus future, the band has returned to their more aggressive sound and mixed it with more melodic elements and the vocals are aggressive and a bit harsh here too.

THE CREW
The line-up for this band today is vocalist and guitarist Mille Petrozza, Sami Yli-Sirniƶ is the second guitarist, the bassist is called Christian Geisler and the drummer is the long time companion Jurgen ''Ventor'' Reil. Petrozza's performance is good in this album, though the guitar work is not as aggressive as before but the melodic part is great. The riffing is still heavy, quite catchy and at sometimes very skillfully performed but most of the time the riffing is slower. But the guitar solos in this album is very good, the solos are very melodic and quite enjoying to listen at, there are not so much chaos and disorder in the solos and that made a whole different sound. Sami's performance is equally as good as Petrozza's, though I don't know which one of them who plays what but the riffage is solid, heavy but it seems like the complexity in the guitar work has changed to a more simplistic area. Bassist Christian does a pretty good work also, he follows the other band members and makes a sturdy rhythm section, there are a few parts in some songs where you can hear the bass but the bass in general sounds very low though. Ventor's drum work is great here, I guess that he is the only member that makes the album sound more aggressive as they did years ago. The drum patterns are changing from fast thrash drumming to pretty slow metal tempos. The drumbeats are though very and they are very catchy

THINGS I LIKED ABOUT THE ALBUM
Things I liked about this album was quite a few, the overall sound was a thing I enjoyed very much. The melodic elements combined with their ''original'' aggressive sound made a pretty good mix, songs like Ghetto War, Replicas Of Life and Bitter Sweet Revenge are examples of songs that has quite many melodic moments. To be honest so does every song have some melody in them, especially in the guitar solos which are melodic all of them more or less. A thing I also enjoyed was the good mix between classic thrash with the ''power-metal'' elements, I personlly prefer Kreator's faster and more aggressive material but this was though quite entertaining. The fast drumming, the half-raw, heavy and fast guitar work along with Petrozza's harsh and aggressive vocals do remind you about the prime-days that the band had in their early career. Songs like Reconquering The Throne, Violent Revolution and Second Awakening would be good examples of songs that has more furious paces and heaviness than melody and slower tempos.

THINGS I DISLIKED ABOUT THE ALBUM
This album might be slightly flawless in it's sound but there was also some things that didn't I couldn't coop with. One thing I didn't like was that the songs had a tendency to slow down during the guitar solos, if the solos had a bit faster pace it would sounded much better in my opinion. I think that this happened in every song, the songs got slower during the melodic solos and I lost my interest to the songs when this occurred. One thing I noticed when I had listen through this album after five or six times the thought crossed my mind that almost none of the songs got stuck in my head. There was though quite many songs that I liked but none of them was really catchy except for my personal favorites like System Decay and All The Same Blood (Unity).

FINAL JUDGEMENT
There you have it, I thought that this album was a quite good album actually and that's because of the blend between old and new. It was also a little setback because the songs got slower in their pace during the guitar solos and the songs didn't sound so interesting any more, but that is just my own opinion though. The album had good songs, some were good and some were less good but there was no song that was horrible, the only song I didn't enjoy as much as the other songs was The Patriarch which is an instrumental song. The album has a very fresh sound though and I would recommend this so Kreator fans in first hand, in second people how are interested in their newer material, and in third hand people who wants to check them out this would be an easy start for you. Hope you enjoyed this review and I hope I have given some guidance to you dear readers.

PROS
+ Very good mix of old material and their new experimental stuff
+ The material as a whole is very melodic
+ The vocals are strong and doesn't sound odd in any way
+ This would be a good album for beginner listeners

CONS
- The songs goes often in to a slower pace when the guitar solos starts, and that makes the song less interesting
- Fans that liked their more extreme and faster stuff would not like this as much
- Not a big deal but some more bass wouldn't hurt

RECOMMENDED TRACKS
-- Reconquering The Throne
-- System Decay
-- Ghetto War
-- Replicas Of Life

This album was hard to rate but I finally got to a final score and the overall album rating will be. 3.5/5



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Dethtrasher
July 28th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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south_of_heaven 11
July 28th 2006


5488 Comments


Before I read this, it looks a lot neater now with bold and italics and stuff. Nice job.

/begins to read

EDIT: Good review. You might want to skim through again, there's still some coding error here or there and you spelled 'the' wrong in the first paragraph. Check out my recent journal for an easy way next time to get rid of the coding...if you're smart and can figure out what I'm saying, it's about 100 times easier.This Message Edited On 07.28.06

Dethtrasher
July 28th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the tip but the only problem is that there is no correction system in Word on the computer I'm using. And becuase I'm not of english origin in anyway I have a bit trouble to make sure that I use the right type of words when I write.

south_of_heaven 11
July 28th 2006


5488 Comments


Nah, its not in word....oh well, nvm. I don't think anyone else will understand it...cept maybe Bron, I think he got it. Damn....
Anyway, you continue to surprise me with all of these Thrash bands that I've never heard of. Seriously, about how many Thrash albums do you own? At least a 100? Cause I have a lot of CD's, but only like 20 of them are Thrash...

Dethtrasher
July 28th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well I admit that I'm a bit of a pirate, I also got a friend who D-loads albums for me. I buy them also of course in stores.

I got all Megadeth albums including special editions, some Anthrax, Exodus, half of Metallica's albums. Kreator, Coroner, Vio-Lence, Death Angel, most of Testament's work and many more, both known and unknown. I think I got totally about 30 or 40 thrash albums as total maybe, but that is a rough guess though.

gigi666
July 28th 2006


257 Comments


man this review is much better than your previous ones! well done

Dethtrasher
July 28th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea, now when I got helped by Neoteric and SoH11 my reviews will be better, thanks.

hardspot
October 4th 2006


39 Comments


could someone put the year in there?

Dethtrasher
October 4th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album was released in 2001.

FR33L0RD
March 19th 2007


1472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

One of my Fav. Kreator album

SylentEcho
August 12th 2007


1606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

very nice review, I like this album!

SoulReaper
March 16th 2008


189 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

defently one of my fav Kreator albums so far.

FadeToBlack
August 9th 2009


11044 Comments


nice return to form. the album is too long though imo

GenNarain
October 2nd 2009


781 Comments


Violent Revolution is such an awesome song.

Terrifyer
September 1st 2010


3403 Comments


rules

ultradevilgod
October 21st 2010


240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A kick-ass thrash album to start the new millenium!

Titan
September 28th 2012


17856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Title track is tremendous

NeoSpaz
November 1st 2012


4529 Comments


Kreator writes really good Title tracks

evilford
December 20th 2012


40509 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't care what anyone says this album rules

megadeth16
March 13th 2014


50 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

REPLICAS OF LIFE!



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