Coma Of Souls GermanyCountry Of Origin: Germany
Kreator - Coma Of Souls

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MB Rating: 8.2
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User Rating: 7.4
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When The Sun Burns Red
Coma Of Souls
People Of The Lie
World Beyond
Terror Zone
Agents Of Brutality
Material World Paranoia
Twisted Urges
Hidden Dictator
Mental Slavery

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 1990
Label: Noise Records
Categories: Thrash
7.4 out of 10 / 92 vote(s)

MetalBite Review by Luka on 12/27/2001
While Slayer and Judas Priest may have been regarded as the kings of thrash metal in 1990, it was bands like Kreator who were really pushing the darkness and glory of this style to its true potential. Ruthlessly fast and mean guitars execute one killer song after another the forge this mighty follow-up to 1988ís "Terrible Certainty". Damn, Iím impressed!

With solos aplenty, semi-clean vocals and blast-beats as well as slower tempos, Kreatorís style is like an equilibrium of traditional metal and extreme; the first step for metalheads seeking to explore the dark realms of black or death metal. Kreator are just as potent but more outwardly accessible. With amazing songs like 'Material World Paranoia', 'Hidden Dictator', and 'Mental Slavery', Kreator prove that they were more bad-ass ten years ago than half the bands calling themselves "extreme" today!

The album keeps a very strong, solid front throughout. No weak tracks, no weak parts, just strong, ambitious consistency the whole way through. Whether is a groove-oriented headbanger like 'People of the Lie', or a violent thrash anthem 'Terror Zone', youíll find no faults in Kreatorís musicianship, songwriting, and arrangements. The songs have a beat and are damn catchy, but at the same time brutal and fast, there is nothing bad to say about "Coma of Souls", I donít know many bands today with this kind of talent. Brilliant!

Bottom Line: One very solid metal album!

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Originality: 8
Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 8
Production: 8
Overall: 9

Rating: 8.2 out of 10