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 .

Tracklist:
1. Choir of the Damned
2. Ripping Corpse
3. Death Is Your Saviour
4. Pleasure to Kill
5. Riot of Violence
6. The Pestilence
7. Carrion
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?

15 comments:

j or ji said...

masa dengar kreator, form 2 dan form 3.. dan the big four.. tau banging je dan teruja dengan riff2 dan double pedal yg laju... pergi pertama..kedai auntie,beli tape dubbing..blabla..

then..kreator datang KL. tunggu dari jam 2 petang (due to various info kata ada cromok la..search la..blabla..)...dengan semua trasher malaysia..jam 8 malam baru kreator start main.Tengok Mille Petrozza depan mata....bersama kawan2 sekolah menengah..arghhh!

nway..Extreme Aggresion cover and tee memang classic!

80s is the best..

Anba said...

Kreator was the first Metal gig i attended...
Same with Ji...me also tunggu dari pkl 2 duduk tepi tangga and all..but i still remember the rush when they first appeared on stage played Enemy of God...
Fuyooooooooooo......
Siap i kena the kaki one dude who was body surfing on me face... straight kena neck sprain...
then after the gig had to go bck to ipoh on a 12 clock bus...reached my maktab somewhere around 4am...then 8 am masuk ke kelas mcm nothing had happened...
Sweet memories indeed...
Me Fav album was Endless Pain their first album...
I like the 1st version of Flag of Hate and tormentor...
Me Fav drumming style like the horse punya gallop ... on the 1st album...
later the chenged to the more straight 4/4 beat...
time to raise the flag of hate...

senorita.. said...

i somehow, kinda, in some weird ways, miss ur postings of noise. :P


ps:i am listening.

anfield devotee said...

j or ji: Oi! Auntie's shop in Campbell la. Still there & Aunty is still got her ecommendations bloody spot on!!!

anba: Any comment on their newer stuff? Th last LP of theirs that me really enjoyed was Renewal.

senorita: Haiyo, gua kena WARNING la from GOOGLE!!! They had deleted me posting regarding download of Napalm Death's new album . . . But me is back! Metal Warriors don't gve up so easily!

Anba said...

Balaji:-
Funny coincidence...
i first got reacquainted with Kreator true Renewal bro..
hehehe...
i like some songs of frm Endorama the new ones are kind of like like arch enemy also...but the 80' r the best
same with sodom also...

senorita.. said...

wah... so serious ar

anfield devotee said...

anba: Will try & download some of the new stuff soon.

senorita: Ya la, copyright infringement. Furthermore, that post was on Napalm's album that was yet to be released!

Anba said...

Balaji:-
endorama a bit like megadet's album like youthnasia n maybe risk...
But i like the song a bit catchy...
The later/recent ones they reverted back to their old thrash/speed roots..

Achilles said...

AD: Mmm... pretty good stuff if i must say myself. knowing how i am not a big fan of trash metal, i actually thought this was pretty good.

the guitaring is at lightning speed... any faster and it will start smoking. heheheheee

Anba said...

Achilles Ji :- Welcome to the world of thrash/speed...hehehe.. by the way bro..its thrash not trash..heheheh

anfield devotee said...

achilles: Bro, you do realise that this is already two decades old. Perhaps you need the time to very slowly digest stuff? hee hee . . . Better late than never dude! Mosh till you drop!!!

Anba said...

Balaji_ do check this youtube post out...
its in 2 parts...part 2 is the best damn funny...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYblfRvQcak

j or ji said...

hehe.pertama and campbell...so close la..haha.
my mistake.

premo said...

Ah Pertama Complex! Aunty Campbell :P I remember the Intrakota bus trips, the dank smell of cigarettes and musty leather jackets, and of course mat rock music.

Sepultura's Beneath the Remains, Morbid's Altars of Madness, Anthrax' Persistence of Time, Megadeth's Peace Sell's... the 80's was a special time to be fan of thrash/death/grind.

I am reading Albert Mudrian's book Choosing Death (bought at Borders of all places!) and it just goes to reaffirm how crucial and truly inspirational that period of time was to the birth and development of extreme music.

For all those who mourn the death of thrash - fear not! Check out Municipal Waste for a good fix of crunchy riffs, toxic waste humour, b movie horror and those classic mullet-hi top-metal tee combo!

And on a different note - anyone for viking metal? Amon Amarth http://www.amonamarth.com/

anfield devotee said...

premo: who says thrash is dead? Sodom, Kreator, Testament, Death Angel, Slayer, Anthrax & many more are still banging away.