CD REVIEW Kreator

Band: Kreator
Album title: Phantom Antichrist
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Distributor: PIAS
Release date: 01/06/2012
Release: CD

Kreator is a trash metal band from Essen, Germany. The band was formed in 1982 with no name, but decided on Tormentor in 1984. They originally performed a speed metal style in the likes of Venom. Kreator's work began in the vein of pure thrash metal but ventured into gothic and industrial metal from 1992 to 1999, before eventually returning to their classic thrash sound everybody loved. To date, Kreator has released thirteen studio albums, two EPs, one live album and three compilation albums.

The latest edition to that list (Phantom Antichrist), is a joy for everyone. I personally love it when legends like guys release albums, Sound-wise everything sounds like always, razor sharp in a modern jacket. But maybe a bit less distortion than that we are used to from these chaps.
In the end, the band delivers yet again a kick ass album that trash fans will love, and once again they establish their foot hold in the trash scene as dominant leaders.

89/100

Jeroen.