Kreator CD review [SPV]



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Kreator CD review [SPV]
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Jan 11, 2005, 00:50

KREATOR Enemy of God CD

I go back a long way with Kreator. When I was 15, parental advisory stickers had just come out and were a hot-button issue. I went into a record store to buy Kreator's Pleasure to Kill, which had a sticker on it. This store had a policy that you had to be 18 to buy a CD with a parental advisory sticker and supposedly enforced it. The clerk picked up the CD and looked at me, obviously knowing I wasn't of the required age.

“You know, you have to be 18 to buy this CD. Are you 18?”

“Sure.”

“I'd really hate to have to card you.”

“Yeah, that would suck.”

After a long, uncomfortable pause, he rang me up.

Despite numerous purgings of the CD collection over the years which were necessary to keep the volume down to a level slightly less than ridiculous, Pleasure to Kill is still on my shelf, although I have to admit it's pretty dusty from non-use. So when I got this, it was a bit of a blast from the past and my initial reaction was “Wow, they're still around?!” I put it on, and it felt comfortable, like an old blanket that's infused with your own smell. With these guys, this music, extreme as it is, doesn't feel like a stretch, but second nature. Thrash metal obviously fits the German character well; it's highly structured with a strong tone of malevolence. So, yeah, I dig it even if they are still playing the same music that I enjoyed so long ago. And this CD will stay on my shelf. Filing it right next to Pleasure to Kill. But, to be honest, in a few years this new one will probably become just as dusty. [SPV]

-Brett Horn

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