Kreator - Gods Of Violence

8.6 | 289 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: 2

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Cover art by Jan Meininghaus

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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.

published 14.03.2017 | Comments (9)

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.
The sun shines over The Fool...
04.02.2017 - 00:22
Rating: 6
Melothrash... many good moments ruined by those naive, bombastic, melodic sh1t.
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.
08.02.2017 - 17:29
Rating: 9
Killer album. I have nothing to add.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
09.02.2017 - 07:48
Rating: 9
Totalitarian Terror is a song Kreator hasn't done in a while.
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!
We need ".5" ratings Metalstorm! Please!
18.02.2017 - 08:41
Rating: 9
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.
24.02.2017 - 04:44
Rating: 10
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!!!
02.03.2017 - 03:40
Rating: 8
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)
Don't look for solution - look for EXIT!
05.03.2017 - 21:32
Rating: 9
Satan is real.
21.03.2017 - 09:21
Rating: 9
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.
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!

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