German thrashers, Kreator, have put together yet another ageless assault of uncompromising works with their upcoming album, Enemy Of God, an aggressive collection by one of the most preeminent metal bands ever to hail from Europe.
Enemy Of God offers the true metal devotee 12 hard-hitting arrangements that don't negotiate chart positions with the mainstream. Right out of the gate this CD abused me with the title track, and I don't mind admitting that I almost broke my neck banging to it. The pummeling didn't stop until I'd finished my 17th listen to this work of genius, save for a few classical guitar breaks I used to let my head decompress.
Mille and Sami make for a formidable string team ... their straightforward style is certainly the glue that holds
Kreator's sound in place, but Mille's ability to keep his insistent vocal strength while maintaining a hardcore growl really drives home these guys' appeal. Another outstanding element of Enemy Of God is J's unending attack on his drum set. This guy can hammer it out with the best of the bad boys ... and Christian's no slouch on the bass either.
Lastly ... but not leastly ... the cover art for Enemy Of God is over the edge. I was treated to sneak previews of the images contained in this CD and I have to say that even though they're quite disturbing at times, they're definitely among my "most wanted" for creativity!
In conclusion, Enemy Of God is a truly brutal salute to all that is heavy. Kreator has kreated one of the most memorable assemblies of metal I've witnessed in some time. I say these guys should break out of the box and visit us here stateside.