In this week’s review, Loud Rock Music Director AJ Ford takes a thrashing look at legendary German Thrash Metal band Kreator’s new album that dropped last week!
The album Gods of Violence is beyond incredible! It’s my favorite album of the year thus far, and is setting the bar extremely high for all of those that are yet to come. I was stoked about finally getting the album since I received the title track as a single way back in November. It’s been out for exactly one week and I think I’ve listened to it at least a hundred times!
Kreator is no stranger to the thrash scene, with Gods of War being their 14th studio release, which is unbelievable to me! The opening track, “Apocalypticon”, is a sort of departure from the traditional thrash metal 0 to 100 approach. Instead it offers more of like a progressive metal type of intro. On the next track, “World War Now”, they definitely kick it back into high gear and get into the familiar thrash territory that they’re known for. Up next, and one of my personal favorites, “Satan is Real” is super melodic and has a major face-melter of a solo! My absolute favorite, “Totalitarian Terror” is up next and has by far one of the catchiest choruses I’ve ever heard in a thrash song. Now, breaking from my chronological order, the next track that really caught my attention was “Army of Storms”, which has some wicked guitar riffs that any guitar geek is going to love nerding out on!
Overall, Gods of Violence is a brutal album that I’ve been anticipating for a while I’m so happy that I finally have a copy. If you’d like any more information check them out on Nuclear Blast records here in the U.S, Kreator Terrorzone, or catch them on tour this spring (I know I’ll be at the House of Blues show). You won’t regret it!
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