Phantom Antichrist (Limited Edition) mp3 Album by Kreator

Phantom Antichrist (Limited Edition)by Kreator

  • 23 Tracks
  • 320 kbps
  • 1:39:20


Disk #1

1.Mars Mantra1:18
2.Phantom Antichrist4:31
3.Death To The World4:53
4.From Flood Into Fire5:26
5.Civilisation Collapse4:13
6.United In Hate4:31
7.The Few, The Proud, The Broken4:38
8.Your Heaven, My Hell5:53
9.Victory Will Come4:14
10.Until Our Paths Cross Again5:49

Disk #2

1.Choir of The Damned (Live At Wacken 2011)0:39
2.Hordes Of Chaos (Live At Wacken 2011)5:21
3.War Curse (Live At Wacken 2011)5:01
4.Coma Of Souls/Endless Pain (Live At Wacken 2011)4:01
5.Pleasure To Kill (Live At Wacken 2011)3:17
6.Destroy What Destroys You (Live At Wacken 2011)3:32
7.The Patriarch (Live At Wacken 2008)0:52
8.Violent Revolution (Live At Wacken 2008)5:18
9.People Of The Lie (Live At Wacken 2008)4:49
10.Europe After The Pain (Live At Wacken 2008)3:50
11.Phobia (Live At Wacken 2011)3:32
12.Terrible Certainty/Reconquering The Throne (Live At Wacken 2011)5:58
13.Flag Of Hate/Tormentor (Live At Wacken 2011)7:44
Within the past decade or so, many second-tier thrash metal bands have released some of their best albums ever, oftentimes bettering their "classic" output from the '80s and early '90s. Kreator is perhaps the best example, as 'Phantom Antichrist' is their greatest album to date. This is not only the band's most memorable effort, but it's their most consistent; all of the songs stand out on their own, unlike any of their past albums. The production is their clearest ever but not in a polished way, so the heaviness remains entirely intact.

All of the Kreator staples are present: blinding tempos, furious vocals, and a crushing rhythm section. What's changed is that the band seemed to have added in some elements of power metal. Frontman Mille Petrozza sings in many sections instead of merely shouting. (The choruses of several songs sound like they came from a Blind guardian album.) As hard and fast as the riffs may be, they are more intricate and catchy than ever before. The use of dynamics is also a huge factor; acoustic sections pop up several times. Sami Yli-Sirniö's contributions cannot be understated; he is by far Kreator's best lead guitarist, adding his own distinct touch to every solo and harmony. The lyrics mostly remain standard fare: tyranny, corruption, etc. Even so, the lyrics to a few of the songs take a surprisingly more optimistic approach.

As has been the case with many Kreator albums, the title track is the most representative, if not the best song here. Ventor's drumming here is unreal, and the chorus is one of their most powerful. Songs like "From Flood into Fire" prove the band to be effective when not totally thrashing out. Still, their is plenty of pure thrash to be had here: "Civilisation Collapse" is perhaps the band's fastest song since the '80s.

While being their most radical departure since their experimental period during the '90s, Kreator have proven themselves once again as a force to be reckoned with. Heavy, beautiful, inspirational, and (maybe above all) epic: Kreator have kreated a true masterpiece with 'Phantom Antichrist'. Victory has come!