MetalBite Review by Luka on 12/27/2001
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, Kreator
ís 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'
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 Kreator
ís 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!
One very solid metal album!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
out of 10