KREATOR - Gods of Violence
Nuclear Blast Records
Now this far outweighs “Phantom Antichrist”, big time. This is another KREATOR album that's melodic, filled with hateful lyrics, Mille's unique vocals and music that's just totally kick ass. These guys really did a number with this one. I think it was worth the wait. Mille said in an interview that metal can be "spiritual" which I totally agree with. And that he picks out music that's like no one else's except for KREATOR. What he is implying is that it's all his own creation when writing songs, the whole process. A lot of bands are bankrupt of ideas and turn to other artists/composers just to make and sell an album. KREATOR isn't like this. Sure they've gone through musical changes over the years but yeah now they're back to their roots in thrash metal and they have been.
This whole album kicks ass "Satan Is Real" is a video and as the title implies that yes, Satan is real. I think what he was driving at was that evil in the world exists and the music is just sick on that one.
KREATOR has never really written about topics I like, but I like the melodic riffs and Mille's vocals. I always have. This is an album worth owning. It's one of the best releases in 2017 to me. It's just so darn awesome and original. The music is what's most moving and the guitars simply shred. Mille has also said though that he can be a little "sloppy" on rhythm guitar. But he also said he's always learning. Total honest musician about his own playing. Not arrogant or haughty, but humble. He's an admirable figure in metal.
I know this has been on YouTube for about a month and a half, but support music like buying the album. It's why we have CD's still. Everything isn't totally digital. At least not for me.
“Gods of Violence” is one of the best KREATOR albums since I'd say either “Enemy of God” or “Violent Revolution”. It's hard to pick because these guys have 14 studio releases!!
Ryan “Death8699” Fanucchi