Kreator Enemy of God

Kreator Enemy of God
It’s hard to believe how much ass Germany’s Kreator is still kicking, a solid 20 years after their debut. Believe it or not, the band seems to still be heading towards some unknown peak (kinda like Testament and Saxon), as this album and the last have been two of the most scorching, heads down and balls out thrash releases the band has ever composed. With Enemy of God, Kreator are essentially recreating the thrash tornado they perfected with 2001’s Violent Revolution. But with those razor-sharp riffs honed to such frantically fast perfection, the relentless scissor beats propelling the beast ever forth and the patented scratchy vocals bringing it all home, who cares? The clincher is how memorable Kreator’s songs are; after hearing the title track or "Impossible Brutality” (the ultimate Kreator song title) once, they’re stuck in the listener’s head, no questions asked. With no regard for modern trends or trying to be cool, the band’s sincere love for metal shines through on every one of these 12 tracks. Kreator could re-release the same album every year and I’d be happy, if the results were always like this. Waving the flag of old school metal high without being cheesy or embarrassing, Enemy of God is perfectly solid and incredibly enjoyable. (SPV)