Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Kreator - Endless Pain - 1985
Kreator - Pleasure To Kill / Flag Of Hate - 1986
Kreator - Terrible Certainty - 1987
Kreator - Extreme Aggression - 1989
Kreator - Extreme Aggression - 1989
Kreator - Coma Of Souls - 1990
Kreator - Renewal - 1992
Kreator - Cause For Conflict - 1995
Kreator - Outcast - 1997
Kreator - Endorama - 1999
Kreator - Violent Revolution - 2001
Kreator - Live Kreation - 2003
Kreator - Live Kreation - 2003
Kreator - Enemy Of God - 2005
Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos - 2009
Kreator - Phantom Antichrist - 2012
Kreator - Gods Of Violence - 2017
Kreator - Live Antichrist - 2017
01. Kreator - Endless Pain, 1985 CD Album Remastered Reissue
     Noise Records USA - N 0025-2ux , Compilation
     Reissue from 2000 - Includes End Of The World demo (as Tormentor - 1984) - Contains 14 songs by: Tormentor, Kreator
02. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill / Flag Of Hate, 1986 CD Compilation
     Noise International - N 0037-3
     Reissue from 1988
03. Kreator - Terrible Certainty, 1987 CD Album
     Noise International - N 0100
04. Kreator - Extreme Aggression, 1989 CD Album Reissue
     Noise International - N 0129-2
05. Kreator - Extreme Aggression, 1989 Vinyl LP Album Picture Disc
     Noise International - N 0145-9
06. Kreator - Coma Of Souls, 1990 CD Album
     Futurist - 9086-11043-2
07. Kreator - Renewal, 1992 CD Album
     Noise International, Noise International - N 0193-2, NO193-2
08. Kreator - Cause For Conflict, 1995 CD Album
     Noise Records, CBM - N 0260-2 UX, N 0260-2 UX
09. Kreator - Outcast, 1997 CD Album
     F.A.D. Records - N0287-2ux
10. Kreator - Endorama, 1999 CD Album
     Pavement Music - 76962-32331-2
11. Kreator - Violent Revolution, 2001 CD Album Promo
     Steamhammer - SPV 085-72542-P CD
12. Kreator - Live Kreation, 2003 CD Album x 2
     Steamhammer - SPV 089-74542 DCD
13. Kreator - Live Kreation, 2003 CD Album x 2
     Steamhammer - SPV 089-74542 DCD
14. Kreator - Enemy Of God, 2005 CD Album Enhanced
     Steamhammer - SPV 085-69842 CD-E
15. Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos, 2009 CD Album
     Steamhammer - SPV 91972 CD
16. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist, 2012 CD Album
     Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast - NB 2588-2, 27361 25882
17. Kreator - Gods Of Violence, 2017 CD Album
     Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast - NB 3916-2, 3916-2
18. Kreator - Live Antichrist, 2017 CD Album Promo
     Metal Hammer, Nuclear Blast - none, none
Unbelievably, this is the first actual Kreator post in 11 years of Zer Churching. If you do not know who Kreator are and what kind of noise they make, you are too young, too drunk or too Martian. Kreator is a pillar of the Teutonic thrash metal industry, one of the four biggest acts with Sodom, Destruction and Tankard - a very large icon of 80s thrash. And like their ancient colleagues, they are still alive and  prolific. There is no bad album in their discography, even the 90s experiments (Outcast, Renewal, Endorama) are very good, these ones not being the usual raging thrash mania they developed during their first decade, which is natürlich my favorite segment of their output. My über favorite entry is of course Pleasure To Kill: Endless Pain was no match to Hell Awaits or Infernal Overkill, but Pleasure To Kill corrected this instantly. My teenage self was floored by such a level of brutality and this record immediately entered the sacred pantheon of ultimate thrash right along Darkness Descends, Party With God and Reign In Blood. An EZTT thrash classic for sure! The past twenty years saw Kreator getting back to the recipe of virulent thrash metal with a much less raw, more melodic approach than in the 80s. All albums since Violent Revolution are good and great: fast, heavy, crunchy with more twin guitars and other subtleties, less barbaric than the boss Pleasure To Kill . I have a preference for what Sodom did during the same period: less refinements, more bulldozing in the Sodom camp. Probably a consequence of Kreator having the Waltari guitarist in their ranks. Kreator never disappoint, their live performances are killer and they shall remain a large foundation of the thrash metal scene until the end of the zeriverse!
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!ZER Kreator ZER!


  1. I first heard Kreator on an early Noise comp, and went out and bought Terrible Certainty afterwards. That was the current album at the time. I liked it, but wasn't as hooked as I was on Slayer or Megadeth. But then I went back and bought Pleasure To Kill. Nowadays I will play a Kreator song from just about any album, but Slayer and Megadeth I tend to stick to the earlier stuff. I caught them in 1989, 1991, and 2006. They need to tour the Southeast U.S. again.

  2. If you intend to come and see good old europe and especially failing state germany, i will always hold a small chair for you. THX for the Kreator Post, I will hurry up putting one of my early Kreator CDs into my stereo and play it loud as it could be. 'My Neighbors listening to Heavy Metal - If they want or not' \m/

  3. '... Whether they want to or not', sorry from a non native speaker and of course, KREATOR is thrash metal.

  4. I have most early stuff, proud to say I was there for the birth of thrash metal. Kreator was part of what we called the German "Big Three" along with Destruction and Sodom. I'd have to say "thanks" for potentially introducing to folks one of the German godfathers of the genre.

  5. There's a bonus live album with some editions of PHantom Antichrist, to me that's the best metal Live album ever. It's vicious and somebody should provide mr. Zer with a decent FLAC rip of that! To my dismay and shame I have to admit I've never seen Kreator live but since they show no signs of retiring yet, I may still get te occasion.





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