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A popular German metal band of 1980s and 1990s, Kreator has been providing us the dose of pure thrash metal since 1982.
Based in Essen, Germany, the band is credited as one of those few bands that helped pioneering death metal, by containing a several elements of what was to become the genre. They are influenced by Slayer, Metallica, Mercyful Fate and Bathory.
Kreator formed as Tyrant in 1982 in Essen, Germany. The original lineup featured vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza, drummer Jurgen 'Ventor' Reil, and bassist Rob Fioretti. They soon changed their name to Tormentor and released two demos.
They changed the name of the band again to the final one, Kreator and signed to Noise Records in 1985. The name change came from the label, as there already was a band by the name Tormentor from Hungary.
Kreator debut album, Endless Pain, was made in just 10 days. It proved an influential release and the band made successful album tour with it. Next came 1986's Pleasure to Kill which is widely considered a thrash classic.
Produced by Harris Johns, it is regarded as one of the heaviest and fastest albums in metal. In 1987, Terrible Certainty was released, which is penned by critics as Kreator's best album with complex arrangements varied tempos.
The band's popularity continued to grow and they were signed by a major label Epic Records in 1988. Resulted album was a metal hit 1989's Extreme Aggression, with the title track and Betrayer, became major hits on MTVs Headbangers Ball. With this album, they toured North America which greatly expanded their popularity outside of Europe.
In 1990, the band released Coma of Souls followed by Renewal in 1992. The band did run for some internal problem after that until they hit it again with the most modern album of that time Cause for Conflict.
The band continued to experiment with their sound and released Outcast and Endorama, both of them are experimented with goth and ambient influences besides retaining the groove metal influences.
With the commencement of new century, Kreator came back with Violent Revolution in 2001. In this album, the band returned to their classic thrash style and won the hearts of fans and the critics alike.
This followed by an extremely successful tour that introduced Kreator to a younger generation of metal fans. A live album from this tour titled Live Kreation: Revisioned Glory was released in 2003 that gave a clear proof of Kreators glory even in the new-age of metal music.
Their next studio album Enemy of God was released in 2005 followed by Enemy of God: Revisited. The band toured North America and Canada in early 2006 with bands like Napalm Death, A Perfect Murder and The Undying.
Their last released DVD At the Pulse of Kapitulation features Live in East Berlin and Hallucinative Comas performances. Their latest is Hordes of Chaos that will surely prove super hit as always.
Kreator's work shows the quality of pure thrash metal, with the exception of Renewal, Cause for Conflict, Outcast, and Endorama of 1990s that contained serious experimentation and incorporated industrial, gothic, and avant-garde elements into their sound.
Having featured in a 1989 documentary Thrash Altenessen, the Kreator are the best bet for the heavy dose of metal and rock. Catch them at their latest concert and feel the magic!
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