“Enemy Of God” by Kreator

Artist: Kreator
Title: “Enemy Of God”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 1/11/2005
Genre: Thrash Metal
Rating: 4/5

Like a blast from a volcano Kreator has returned to us with a potent dose of pure and intense Thrash Metal and it proves to any unbeliever that this genre can most assuredly improve over the course of time. “Enemy Of God” is a blistering release that packs a leather clad fist punch to the face of “Nu-Metal”, and it demonstrates very clear to their ilk on how it was gone in the old days. However, despite its powerful opener of “Enemy Of God”, the album also takes time to showcase the influences of some of the music we see happening in today’s extreme scene. Kreator blends elements of Melodic Death to their song structures and as result we find songs like “When Death Takes It’s Dominion” on the release. Mille Petrozza has not lost any of his commanding delivery and seems to be a more evolved Metal presence today in the face of far too much of the same kind of music. The release has moments where it can be able to be viewed as a Metal history lesson based on the Thrash genre and where it comes from originally. Mille as a singer also offers levels of musical growth which adds to the appeal of the release and the band once again. It’s not all a shred fest or pummeling for there are some experimentations into slower more ballad type forays which might surprise you. Such a track is “The Ancient Plague” and while not a ballad like “Home Sweet Home” (Motley Crue), it does make use of more melodic guitar harmony and softer vocals than you often hear this particular band delivering. Of course most of the album is an assault on the senses and you will find this most prominently displayed on “Impossible Brutality”, and “World Anarchy”.

It’s an album that shows you how pure the Thrash Metal genre was and how relevant the sound remains in the eyes of Metal. This is perhaps the best Kreator album to come around in several years and belongs in your collection. The CD also comes with a bonus video clip for “Impossible Brutality”. Check it out.

Track Listing:
1. Enemy Of God
2. Impossible Brutality
3. Suicide Terrorist
4. World Anarchy
5. Dystopia
6. Voices Of The Dead
7. Murder Fantasies
8. When Death Takes Its Dominion
9. One Evil Comes – A Million Follow
10. Dying Race Apocalypse
11. Under A Total Blackened Sky
12. The Ancient Plague
13. Impossible Brutality – video clip

Official Web site: www.kreator-terrorzone.de

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