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Terrible Certainty (2-CD Set)
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Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery. Kreator has been referred to as one of the "Big 4" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. Kreator's style has changed several times over the years, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, later moving in to thrash metal, and including a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s. In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present. 1987's Terrible Certainty did nothing to dent the perception that Kreator were one of the genre’s best bands, and for once, Petrozza had a little time to work out the songs beforehand. Kreator beefed up to a quartet once again with the addition of guitarist Jörge Trebziatowski. This version also contains the Out of the Dark... Into the Light EP which was originally released in 1988. The live tracks were recorded at Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands, in 1988.
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The next day I went to the record store and went straight to K and grabbed Kreator's most recent release, which was Terrible Certainty. I put it on and thought "Oh yeah, this is exactly what I heard last night." Soon after that I bought all of their previous releases, and I grabbed Extreme Aggression as soon as it was out, and I loved it all. But Certainty was always my favorite. Their previous album Pleasure to Kill is a very close second place, I know a lot of Kreator fans prefer it. They're wrong and they can all S my D. I forget the name of the album they put out after Extreme Aggression, but it must have really stank because I never went back after that one. I'm a fickle SOB.
Off the top of my head as I sit here writing this, there are only two thrash metal albums I would rate higher:
Slayer- Reign In Blood
Dark Angel- Darkness Descends
The next highlight is the title track, full of surprisingly catchy riffs and, for the first time on the album, the electric bass makes an appearance! This is the one area where both this album and much of thrash metal as a whole falters; the bass doesn't have nearly enough presence, leading to a somewhat one dimensional sound.
"Toxic Trace" is where the album really slows down so you can catch your breath and pick pieces of your jaw up off the floor. Of course it's back to full tilt within 50 seconds or so, don't worry. I should mention that up to this point, drummer Jurgen Reil has been pounding away with surprisingly precise blast beats at an average of 220+ bpm. That they can perform these songs live, evidenced by 5 bonus tracks of live material from Pleasure to Kill, Flag of Hate, this album and even a Raven cover, attest to both their talent as well as their stamina.
I can't even adequately cover how awesome all of these songs are, so you should just go right out and buy this album, as well as Pleasure to Kill and Extreme Aggressions.
made a fake music + commecial with this album(LP) with those old hand-held cams and terry let him do it and he won!
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All this, Because is Kreator!!!!!!!
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