Two bits of news on Kreator: with Violent revolution
the band has stylistically returned to the "old" Kreator. The bad news
is, that it is exactly the same style.
Pretending as if the album Renewal never existed, Kreator has reverted
to the early '90s thrash style that once heaved the band to its cult status.
Mille still shrouds his lack of talent in singing with noisy cries and
makes it all the more original. The guitars pace along as in Coma of
Souls and, no doubt, together with Mille's angry barks, Kreator can
definitely make a claim to the thrash metal throne again. This album rocks!
Since there's nothing much new to tell about the music, it's more instructive
to take a closer look at the lyrics. Mille, being the unconquered master
of un-reconciled, anti-establishment teenager metal lyrics, has again
found succinct words to bring the ills of the world to the fore. This
is something I find especially remarkable, since I never deemed it possible
to yet find more ulcers in society that Kreator had not yet uncovered.
Lyrics like: "Society has failed to tolerate me - and I have failed to
tolerate society " are so blunt, that I wish I had not read them, but
yet the album fucking rocks so much and does set another hallmark in the
thrash universe. My neighbours hate this album - teach yours to hate it