Lion with Eagle Wings. Fallen Brother. Side By Side. Death Becomes My Light. Track Listing - Disc 2. Mars Mantra [Live at Wacken ]. Phantom Antichrist [Live at Wacken ].
From Flood into Fire [Live at Wacken ]. Warcurse [Live at Wacken ]. Endless Pain [Live at Wacken ]. Pleasure to Kill [Live at Wacken ]. Hordes of Chaos [Live at Wacken ]. Phobia [Live at Wacken ].
Enemy of God [Live at Wacken ]. Civilization Collapse [Live at Wacken ]. The Patriarch [Live at Wacken ]. Civilization Collapse Live at Wacken Lyrics Enemy of God Live at Wacken Lyrics Hordes of Chaos Live at Wacken Lyrics Gods of Violence Lyrics Enemy of God Live Wacken Lyrics Totalitarian Terror Lyrics Violent Revolution Live Lyrics Phobia Live Lyrics Enemy of God Live Lyrics From Flood into Fire Live Lyrics Warcurse Live at Wacken Lyrics Phantom Antichrist Live Lyrics Satan Is Real Lyrics Do you like this album?
Leave a review. United in Hate Live Wacken Live. Violent Revolution Live Wacken Civilization Collapse Live Wacken Live. Phantom Antichrist Live Wacken Live. Endless Pain Live Wacken Hordes of Chaos Live Wacken Warcurse Live Wacken Phantom Antichrist Live Wacken Civilization Collapse Live Wacken Phobia Live Wacken Phobia Live at Wacken Pleasure to Kill Live at Wacken United in Hate Live Wacken From Flood into Fire Live at Wacken Warcurse Live.
Pleasure to Kill Live. United in Hate Live. United in Hate Live at Wacken Endless Pain Live at Wacken The Elitist Metalhead. All those years, even until this very day, I always enjoy blasting those mentioned records in my speakers as it gives me such feeling of great enthusiasm that I have always desired to have. Having mentioned and described the extreme pleasures that the albums above had given me, their recent God of Violence release gives me the opposite.
Long gone are the savagery, aggressive nature, and hostility of the materials which are what gives the listeners that intense ecstatic feeling that they had love about the crafts of the mighty Kreator. Honestly speaking, after Coma of Souls I haven't really dug the records that they had put out following that album. Though Violent Revolution, Enemy of God, and Phantom Antichrist rejuvenated my interest to the band, the succeeding offerings -- which obviously includes Gods of Violence -- had once again let me down.
For a band with a status like Kreator, I know that they can do better than this. They can revive that murderous nature of their tunes if they want to. See, the problem with Gods of Violence is that it inherited the softness and the too much melodic nature of the band's albums after Coma of Souls.
I have no problem with bands incorporating melody Amon Amarth is a band that I enjoy listening and they used numerous melodies in their crafts, but those guys know how to manipulate the melodies and they sure can make it effective and entertaining even in a simplistic manner. And being soft and boring is not what fans of extreme music wants with their metal tunes. There are a few tracks in this album that are actually good if the band had stayed straight up in the thrashing manner approach.
Tunes like Gods of Violence and Totalitarian Terror have in point of fact obtained the nature of the early kickass attitude of the band when we talk about the number of appreciable old school thrash guitar riffages that those tracks owns. On the other hand, the melodic parts of both tracks had totally wrecked these two potential masterpieces. To end this review, Gods of Violence is one of those records that shows that Kreator is departing away from their old school roots which accorded them their legendary status in the extreme music genre.
The band clearly sent a message to the fans that they want to be on the safe side by advertising cheesy new materials that are saleable for the kids of this generation. Man, I just expected more from Kreator about this release. This is a nonviolent and unobjectionable album for a legendary band who once put out classics like Endless Pain, Extreme Aggression and Coma of Souls. I actually started to like Kreator. Nothing too grand or haunting, but I thought it was a nice warm up.
The drums and guitars working together in sonic unison to create a truly great song. All that aside, I ended up enjoying my time with this record, even though it feels like Kreator die-hards may not enjoy it as much for not being as evil and heavy as their old material.
While this album was certainly a surprise, there are some nitpicks I have with the album as a whole. Lyrically, the album could be a bit more diverse. I will say that the song has one of the better interludes on the entire record, however. Kreator were, for a long time, among the most aggressive thrash metal back out there. Pleasure to Kill, even though sloppy and pretty one-dimensonal, still stands firm.
Over the years the back became more experienced and slick, culminating in the balanced Coma Of Souls. The ending point of their heyday. The albums between Pleasure and Coma have always been my personal favorites. They perfectly bridged the aggression of Pleasure with the song writing depth, superior riffs and catchiness of Coma.
During the nineties Kreator were soul searching. Having reached the deepest point, Kreator came back with a vengeance. The threesome Violent Revolution, Enemy of God and Hordes of Chaos all featured a majority of fast old school thrash metal songs and the band sounded rejuvinated.
Phantom Antichrist was a huge disapointment. Even more slick production and more of those semi-melodies. The first albums since Endorama I did not buy. Which is a tough decision since I always claimed to have loved this band since I first heard them in apart from Endorama, obviously. But knowing Kreator, the next album after Phantom would probably be better or different, right?
Phantom Antichrist apparently was well received by a a lot of people so Kreator felt safe to keep following this path and incorporate more and more melodies. It ruins the entire song. I hate that!
There are so many great riffs throughout the songs and each and every time a half-assed attempt at a melody comes in and fucks the song in the ass! Also, the song title 'Satan is real', despite what the lyrics say, is just uninspired. It's the title a 12 year old kid would choose for a poem about bad people on earth.
The song itself meandering. Have they not learned from the Outcast debacle? This is boring folks! And the worst part of the album: "Hail to the Hordes" We all know Alestorm, right?
I actually enjoyed them because from time to time I can enjoy pirate comedy and love the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. But Kreator have managed to write a folk metal tune which would even had been a mediocre one on any Alestorm album. Yes, "Hail to the Hordes" is that bad. This is way to cheesy and bad. Kreator have turned into politically correct semi-melodic 'safe for kids' metal and that is exactly why I will sell this album a.
Since the turn of the millennium, the triumvirate of Teutonic thrash metal have all been on pretty good form, with terrible albums happily absent. However, among the three, Kreator have drawn probably the greatest share of attention, not only for the praise that met Enemy of God and Phantom Antichrist , but also for the divided opinions that heralded Hordes of Chaos.
The outsourcing of brutality has not gone so far as to make songs such as 'Hail to the Hordes' and 'World War Now' sound unlike Kreator exactly, although the catchy Swedish melodies and bouncy momentum of the former and the muscular hum of palm-muting and scrambling fills that propels the verses of the latter invite unexpected guests to the party.
Aside from these flirtations with melodeath and the modern metal movement, there are hints of other left turns that reflect the time Kreator have spent honing these songs. The acoustic guitar and brief moments of sitar that open the title track, the respectful keys used in the intro to 'Lion with Eagle Wings', and some of the riff choices from 'Fallen Brother' and 'Gods of Violence' break new ground for the band, both in terms of instruments included and styles referenced.
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