Music Review: Kreator – Phantom Antichrist (CD & Special Edition CD/DVD)

Posted: October 4, 2013 in Music
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Actually a reference to Osama Bin Laden rather than any of that Satanic nonsense, Kreator’s Phantom Antichrist is an exceptional album. The title track is the highlight: thunderous kick drums, powerful vocals, a catchy tune and satisfyingly intricate hooks. And METAL, obviously.  While they never match the aggression of the opener, the next few tracks keep up the pace with some virtuoso guitar solos and belt-it-out choruses. The closing songs slide down into the ‘very good’ category, but they still display nuggets of brilliance. It’s also worth checking out the Special Edition DVD, which contains an interesting ‘making of’ together with live concert footage. This is modern thrash at its very best. 5/5

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