Ah, Kreator! One of the finest thrash bands to stalk the worlds stages. "Enemy Of God", their 11th studio album came out in 2005 and saw the band, once again, being hailed as the metal titans of yore.
Naturally, with a UK tour scheduled alongside Celtic Frost, it's been dusted down, tarted up and been rereleased as a CD / DVD hoohah. And rather splendid it is too. You are, of course, all familiar with the album (well, you are, aren't you?). But what is there to tempt you to part with your hard earned, over and above the original album.
Well, the meat in the sandwich is their entire Wacken 2005 set. Oh, yes. I still get a thrill when "Pleasure To Kill" kicks in, and the years just fall away. For some arty farty reason it's been filmed in green light but I'm delighted to say that Kreator still slay. "Flag Of Hate", in particular, completely shreds.
Heading off into the extras section you get 3 clips from the German Rockpalast TV show in 2005 - "Renewal", "Reconquering The Throne" and "Servant In Heaven - "King In Hell", with the latter the highlight. Can you imagine Jools Holland ever having them on. Thought not. There are also 4 video clips which you probably missed over on Kerrap! TV. Add in 2 bonus live tracks recorded in Korea - "Toxic Trace" and "Coma Of Souls", and the whole of the "Enemy Of God" album in summat called 5.1 DTS 96/24 mix. If I hadn't spent several decades with my head stuck in Motorheads bass bins, I'd probably ooze praise. But, regardless of my hearing defects, this is still a mighty impressive release.