Saturday, January 31, 2009
Musical Interlude (Kreator: Pleasure to kill)
Back in the day, making a fashion statement was a combination of mullet, high cut sneakers, ripped drainpipe jeans, sleeveless denim jacket & , of course, the blacker-than-black metal tee. And one of the more popular tee designs modelled by many a Mat Thrasher was the above album art fer Kreator's noise fest from 1986.
Back in the golden age of thrash, most of us weren't limited to American bands or MTV-staples (metal had yet to become mainstream unlike today). Trips to the permanently-tobacco stained stairwells of Pertama Complex led to various Euro discoveries - Pestilence (Netherlands), Celtic Frost (Switzerland), Candlemass (Sweden), etc etc.
The clipped Tuetonic (or whatever strange) accents, mangled Englander lyrics & bizzare humour (see Helloween fer example) made these European outfits seem all the more exotic. It was a strange & delightful time growing up in the 80s.
Kreator were definitely one of the better bands to have graced me decks & even had the opportunity to see live on a couple of occasions. Dense, fast & fooking aggressive - all the main elements a teenaged longhair would want from a thrash metal LP.
The album above is prior to the breakthru release Extreme Aggression but is fooking awesome nonetheless. Fer a noisy-as-fook trip down memory lane, download Kreator's Pleasure To Kill (1986) by clicking here: http://rapidshare.com/files/98117141/Pleasure_To_Kill.rar .
1. Choir of the Damned
2. Ripping Corpse
3. Death Is Your Saviour
4. Pleasure to Kill
5. Riot of Violence
6. The Pestilence
8. Command of the Blade
9. Under the Guillotine
ps: Kreator are still grinding out albums & touring till this very day. Fooking Heavy Metal Warrior or what!!?!
pps: Me still owns the tee-shirt with the design above!
ppps: Look forward to hearing what you guys think of the album as well as what yer fave 80s thrash bands were! More Sodom anyone?