Pleasure to kill

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GenreThrash Metal
Media format2-LP
Media PackagingGatefold
Available since 09.06.2017
Product code356242

Released as a black 180 gram double LP in Gatefold (incl. ‘Flag of Hate’ EP and sleeve notes by Mille Petrozza).

The thrash metal masterpiece ‘Pleasure to Kill’ by the German genre hero Kreator is once again presented as a remastered re-release package. The 1986 work scores in this edition with the brilliant bonus EP ‘Flag of hate’. This release easily belongs in the pantheon of all-time classics alongside 'Master of Puppets' (Metallica), 'Reign in Blood' (Slayer) and 'Darkness Descends' (Dark Angel), all of which date back to 1986.

Disc 1
  • 1Intro (Choir of the Damned)
  • 2Ripping Corpse
  • 3Death Is Your Saviour
  • 4Pleasure to Kill
  • 5Riot of Violence
  • 6The Pestilence
  • 7Carrion
  • 8Command of the Blade
  • 9Under the Guillotine
Disc 2
  • 1Flag of Hate
  • 2Take Their Lives
  • 3Awakening of the Gods

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Written on: 25.06.2017

9 reviews


One of my all time favourite albums. The best Kreator ever wrote and recorded. Pleasure to Kill is an early thrash/black 80s crossover that whilst firmly thrash has the feel of Dissection's Storm of the Light's Bane coursing through it. Not a dud track on the record.
The LP version has Flag of Hate added and the vinyl sounds perfect. The artwork reflects the era perfectly and the liner notes interesting.
I now own this on cassette, CD and LP - it's that good !

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Written on: 25.04.2017

51 reviews

Crazy trash

I will also contribute my humble contribution to the description of this sound squall, which came out from the pen of Herr Petrozza in the distant 1986 now. I heard it for the first time in the year so 1997, being a seventh-grade student and tightly pierced by a thrasher. The first sensation was a wild misunderstanding. After the sane and clearly structured albums of Slayer and Megadeth, I was hit by a flurry of aggression and desperate rage. The choking voices of Mille and Ventor, who, as crazy and drumming on the drums, made an unforgettable impression on me, which has remained so far. Pros of the album: wild fumes and expression, the enthusiasm of these young boys. It is felt that they tried to play at the limit of physical possibilities in terms of speed of execution. But the minuses - it's a lousy crusty sound and not yet a good possession of the instruments, there is a lack of a second guitar in terms of the density of the guitar sound. But this Kreator will be corrected already on the next album, inviting to itself to pomuzitsirovat its school friend Jorga Tritze. In the meantime, Kreator has not gained momentum yet. But in any case, it is necessary to listen, and shame on you, if you are an amateur of the old school thrash, and do not have this album in your collection.

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