Kreator - Gods Of Violence



8.4 | 481 votes |
Release date: 27 January 2017
Style: Teutonic thrash metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Apocalypticon
02. World War Now
03. Satan Is Real
04. Totalitarian Terror
05. Gods Of Violence
06. Army Of Storms
07. Hail To The Hordes
08. Lion With Eagle Wings
09. Fallen Brother
10. Side By Side
11. Death Becomes My Light

Disc II [Digibook bonus DVD/Blu-Ray - Live @ Wacken 2014]
01. Mars Mantra
02. Phantom Antichrist
03. From Flood Into Fire
04. Warcurse
05. Endless Pain
06. Pleasure To Kill
07. Hordes Of Chaos
08. Phobia
09. Enemy Of God
10. Civilization Collapse
11. The Patriarch
12. Violent Revolution
13. United In Hate
14. Flag Of Hate / Tormentor

Top 20 albums of 2017: 4

Line-up
Miland Petrozza - vocals, guitars
Sami Yli-Sirniö - guitars
Jürgen Reil - drums
Christian Giesler - bass

Additional musicians
Ronny Milianowicz - choirs
Björn Kromm - choirs
Fredrik Eriksson - choirs
Henrik Andersson - choirs
Mattias Lövdahl - choirs
Lars Höjer - choirs
Jens Bogren - choirs
Bris Pfeiffer - bagpipes
Tekla-Li Wadensten - harp

Additional info
Produced, recorded and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.
Mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios.
Additional engineering by David Castillo and Erik Mjörnell.
Mixing assistance and editing by Linus Corneliusson.
Drum techs: Ludwig Näsvall and Urban Näsvall.

Choirs recorded by Ronny Milianowicz at Studio Seven, Örebro.
Orchestral arrangements by Francesco Paoli and Francesco Ferrini for Midas Productions.
Harp engineered by Christoffer Wadensten.

Art and layout by Jan Meininghaus.

Pre-production recorded at Nemesis Studios and Level 3 by Marc Görtz and Dominic Paraskevopoulos.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.6
Over the last decade or so, Kreator has embraced a much fuller, more melodic style that, paired with remarkably consistent material, has kept the band at the forefront of the thrash scene with such veteran grace and wisdom that it's almost impossible not to appreciate Kreator from a professional standpoint as well as a musical one.

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published 14.03.2017 | Comments (11)

Guest review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.5
If, during the last five years, you have been anticipating a return-to-brutal-thrash-roots Kreator album, stop reading now and don't even bother listening to Gods Of Violence. If, on the other hand, you have welcomed and enjoyed the new direction and approach that the band has taken since 2001, proceed with reading this review, my fellow metalhead. Don't be fooled by the high rating though, because this is not an encomium.

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published 06.05.2017 | Comments (3)

31.01.2017
The year 2016 showed us that some old American thrash bands still have it in them. Kreator shows us that 2017 in Europe will not be worse. "Gods of Violence" is simply excellent.

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03.02.2017 - 13:13
Rating: 6
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
The best I can give this is a six out of ten.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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04.02.2017 - 00:22
Rating: 6
Tatras
Melothrash... many good moments ruined by those naive, bombastic, melodic sh1t.
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05.02.2017 - 08:45
The Galactican
I thoroughly enjoy melodic metal of all flavors, but it sounds really odd coming out of Kreator to this degree. Not sure I love this record after one listen. But hey, more power to them for evolving their sound after 30+ years.

Good lord. How can it have been that long? Time gets really bizarre the older you get, guys.
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08.02.2017 - 17:29
Rating: 9
Lunatic
Killer album. I have nothing to add.
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Without music, life would be a mistake.
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09.02.2017 - 07:48
Rating: 9
TerrorZone
Totalitarian Terror is a song Kreator hasn't done in a while.
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09.02.2017 - 19:16
Rating: 9
Nick Carter
Written by Malignar on 01.02.2017 at 17:03

Written by Dangerboner on 29.01.2017 at 04:59

Melodic singalong poser thrash. It was a chore to get through this one


I'm having the same issues with this. Huge overuse of melody throughout. A bunch sing along choruses with noodley melodic guitarwork in the background. I do think it is ok, just not my tastes. For some reason people in general love melodic crap, this should do well. I'm happy for them, even though I don't like it. This should rope in some non thrash fans and grow their fanbase. Losing a few brutal thrash/extreme metal fans shouldn't hurt them.


Well they have totally get me for sure. I think it has a great combination of both and will be in my favorite albums of this year. Amazing album!
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18.02.2017 - 08:41
Rating: 9
Necrodamus
Some really awesome riffs on this album. While not as straight forward or brutal as their previous few albums, this one makes up for it with the guitar work and song composition. Very replayable too.
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24.02.2017 - 04:44
Rating: 10
Blindearth
There is also something that called progress and that is what Kreator do all those years(in music and lyrics)! They don't need and never did wrote music to sell more records. Mille doesn't give a f***k about that! Kreator have already tasted success and they keep making our necks hurt from this glorious music they write! From the savage(still amazing) Endless Pain till now they are true to anything THEY want to play and I am thankful for that!
For the extreme brutal listeners you can always listen to the gigantic Pleasure to kill and if you want something similar(not enough to that though) and <<new>>, there are bands out there which are trying to copy that and a few of them succeed.
My total respect and my thanks to the Kreatoooooor!!!
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02.03.2017 - 03:40
Rating: 8
Pelcu
Yeah, finally we got something after Phantom... which is in my opinion best Kreator recordings for years (different then all early records). Gods of Violence sounds very similar to Phantom, same music taste, similar arrangements, similar sounds and riffs. So I should be happy, but I'm not. As Phantom Antichrist was full of hit songs (aggressive but melodic) then Gods are not so good. Songs are smoother, a bit less of fire and heaviness. Sometimes I feel them like just modern Iron Maiden. Album is still very good but it is not the best from Kreator I could expect after 3 years break. Still they sound really good live on concert (been there in Warsaw 2 weeks ago)
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Don't look for solution - look for EXIT!
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05.03.2017 - 21:32
Rating: 7
Crippled_Lucifer
Satan is real.
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21.03.2017 - 09:21
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Worse than their previous 4 by far. It has nice songs but for the first time the band has also some weak ones and also repeats itself really obviously in some parts.
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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27.03.2017 - 11:02
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Ace Frawley on 03.02.2017 at 13:13

The best I can give this is a six out of ten.

I'm 100% with you !
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27.03.2017 - 11:04
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Tatras on 04.02.2017 at 00:22

Melothrash... many good moments ruined by those naive, bombastic, melodic sh1t.

At least there are 2 genuine metalheads here.
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27.03.2017 - 11:12
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
I've been absent for a while from here and didn't expect metalheads these days have fallen ...too bad. Holy shit, where is the button to vote ? I need to give my vote G.D.I !
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12.04.2017 - 05:30
Rating: 7
sbgmetal
It was good but i had my expectations really high for this one because of their last, might like it more with a few more spins
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17.04.2017 - 22:34
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 27.03.2017 at 11:12

Holy shit, where is the button to vote ? I need to give my vote G.D.I !

You been banned to vote or something?
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18.04.2017 - 04:39
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
Written by 3rdWorld on 17.04.2017 at 22:34

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 27.03.2017 at 11:12

Holy shit, where is the button to vote ? I need to give my vote G.D.I !

You been banned to vote or something?

I'm not sure and I don't really care to vote anyway (really disappointed with many recent releases), but I'll still keep trying to look for the "vote button" whenever I'm free, I hope that I could find that button one day
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18.04.2017 - 06:38
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.04.2017 at 04:39

I'm not sure and I don't really care to vote anyway (really disappointed with many recent releases), but I'll still keep trying to look for the "vote button" whenever I'm free, I hope that I could find that button one day

Forgive if I am being dumb but are you looking for the album vote button, that one is present at the right end of the album below the album rating 8.6 in green here, you can see the "rate" button.

And on topic, this is a great album I think eventhough it is overtly melodic at most parts. High 6 to 7 I guess would be fitting.
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18.04.2017 - 10:16
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry
Written by 3rdWorld on 18.04.2017 at 06:38

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 18.04.2017 at 04:39

I'm not sure and I don't really care to vote anyway (really disappointed with many recent releases), but I'll still keep trying to look for the "vote button" whenever I'm free, I hope that I could find that button one day

Forgive if I am being dumb but are you looking for the album vote button, that one is present at the right end of the album below the album rating 8.6 in green here, you can see the "rate" button.

And on topic, this is a great album I think eventhough it is overtly melodic at most parts. High 6 to 7 I guess would be fitting.

Thanks. I got it, it's hard to find . Nothing is wrong with melodic metal, the problem is the repetition that really showed that this band has seriously run out of ideas. Quite a boring album.
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26.04.2017 - 18:20
Rating: 8
errorcode99
There's some excellent stuff and some boring moments as well. Still a very good album overall!
They're still a fantastic band.
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06.05.2017 - 11:16
mikeprado30
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 27.03.2017 at 11:04

Written by Tatras on 04.02.2017 at 00:22

Melothrash... many good moments ruined by those naive, bombastic, melodic sh1t.

At least there are 2 genuine metalheads here.

C'mon, there are too many people lover of this genre who likes the melodic stuff. Is so sad to keep seeing people understimate other people's tastes based in prejudices
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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11.07.2017 - 21:21
Gilbert
Buen disco, se mantiene el sonido clásico de la banda, pero no aporta grandes hit a su listado, creo que hubiera sido un buen disco 2 en el álbum Phantom Antichrist, aparte es difícil poder criticar a esta banda que siempre nos da clases de romper cuellos!!
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25.08.2017 - 19:40
Rating: 6
Neoxx07
Why this album is N°1 this year? i find it worst than Phantom Antichrist. Overrated As fuck
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16.10.2017 - 03:03
Rating: 8
Metalboi
Very strong album the songs are even better live
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12.11.2017 - 20:28
AtrumHiberna
Why this album (or any of the last 2-3 albums) has an overall rating of over 8 is really beyond me
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This is my worship, this is my path...
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