Kreator are a German thrash metal band from Essen, Germany. They started their career in 1982, under the name Tormentor. They originally played thrash metal with Venom influences. The band is also influenced by Slayer, Metallica, Mercyful Fate, and Bathory. Their style of music is similar to their compatriots Destruction and Sodom, the other two big German thrash metal bands. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer death metal, by containing a several elements of what was to become the genre.
Kreator's work has been consistently in the vein of pure thrash metal, with the exception of four albums (Renewal, Cause for Conflict, Outcast, and Endorama) during the 1990s when they undertook serious experimentation, incorporating industrial, gothic, and avant-garde elements into their sound.
The band had also began working on their 12th full length album in late 2007/early 2008 and began recording in July 2008. Recording for the album, dubbed Hordes of Chaos, was wrapped up in late August, with the album being slated for release in January of 2009.
…And now here’s the advance of the album!
Lyrical Themes: Death, Religion, Politics, War, Terrorists
Originally formed in: Germany / Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia / 1984
Miland "Mille" Petrozza - Guitar, Vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö - Guitars
Christian "Speesy" Giesler - Bass
Jürgen "Ventor" Reil - Drums, Vocals
Hordes of Chaos (2009)
01. Hordes of Chaos (A Necrologue for the Elite) 05:04
02. Warcurse 04:10
03. Escalation 03:24
04. Amok Run 04:12
05. Destroy What Destroys You 03:13
06. Radical Resistance 03:43
07. Absolute Misanthropy 03:37
08. To the Afterborn 04:53
09. Corpses of Liberty 00:55
10. Demon Prince 05:16