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Phantom Antichrist

4 Jun 2012

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  Song Title
Mars Mantra
Phantom Antichrist
Death to the World
From Flood Into Fire
Civilisation Collapse
United In Hate
The Few, The Proud, The Broken
Your Heaven, My Hell
Victory Will Come
Until Our Paths Cross Again

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  • Original Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: 2012 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 45:21
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  • ASIN: B0087TKL1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,166 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kreator - Phantom Antichrist 4 Jun 2012
By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Kreator have been on a real upward trajectory artistically speaking for the last decade or so. Since 2001's superb Violent Revolution album and the establishment of their current line-up, everything that the band have put out has been of the utmost quality, keeping to a fairly strict but non-intrusive formula and just knocking out a boatload of brilliant songs.

Now in 2012, with their thirteenth full-length studio album Phantom Antichrist, the legendary German Thrash Metal band continue in the same vein that has kept the last three albums so absolutely vital and deliver more of the same formula that mixes their classic 1980s style with elements of Gothenburg style, an intermittent touch of groove and a few sections with clean vocals over arpeggiated bits in their too for variety.

Each of the albums that follow that aforementioned formula also puts enough of an individual twist on it to have its own identity though, and I guess Phantom Antichrist's twist would be that it isn't just as fast, isn't just as heavy as often and is a lot more focused on the high-end. It's a more melodic and musical take of the Enemy Of God/Hordes Of Chaos musical direction.

Despite the title track leading with speed and low end, there's a lot of time given on the album overall to slow sections, little guitar vibratos, teasing rolls or little sneaky Hi-Hat strikes. If you are all about the Thrash side of things don't worry though, it isn't as if the band abandoned Thrash, there is a heck of a lot of it in there too. The band did a clever job of balancing mixing things up with keeping what was working well.

I have nothing but praise for this album, on first listen it already gave off "Album Of The Year Candidate" feelings and still grew on me with each subsequent spin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars album of the year 6 Jun 2012
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Where are kreator on the grand scale of things, we have the big four which is fair enough, then we have overkill, exodus, testament, yikes, there are alot , kreator havent always released 5 star albums , but this was one shock to the system, this is flawless.
If i compare each of the big fours current albums then this pishes all over them, dont get me wrong, i like pretty much all of the big fours last releases but this kills them all.
This is awe inducing, tear inducing, shivers up my spine ripping, stunning, and then stunning some more.
This is catchy, brilliantly written and just a thrash feast of the highest order. I implore anyone who says thrash is their thing to throw this into their cd player because you will be hooked.
This is my album of the year so far,get this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Kreative Kreator 11 July 2012
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Having pounded the absolute life out of my Hordes of Chaos cd I was fit to be locked up when I found out Kreator were about to release Phantom Antichrist, and having listened to it now non stop for 3 weeks I have done the proper and just thing and awarded it the 5 stars, the musicianship is unbelievably good, the song writing is a new level for Kreator with all the little melodies entwined into the bones of thrash songs, yes it really is quite brilliant, my problem is its just not Hordes of Chaos, there is no War Curse on this CD or Amok run, what i mean by that is songs that come on and you freak, im a married man with 3 kids so i mostly listen to my cds driving, it is beyond me how i havent crashed or been caught speeding or just ran over somebody for looking like a Zombie when War Curse comes on, no songs on Phantom Antichrist give me that feeling with the possible exception of Civilization collapse, it threatens to but the riffs are cut to short, I agree with all the other excellent reviews here that Phantom Antichrist is a classical CD, but the savagery is somewhat gone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KREATOR is back and kicking! 23 Jun 2012
By Bartek
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As a heavy metal fan for whole of my life I have listened to all Kreator's albums. Some of them should be forgotten, some of them are a milestones in history of heavy music.

However Phantom Antichrist thrown me to the floor and I still can't stand up.

This album is one of the best things I have heard recently. I will not do a review for each track, you can do it on your own.

However I would recommend purchase of it to every headbanger out there, you won't be dissapointed.

Nothing more to say, I am going to listen to it again :)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Godfathers of Thrash! 12 Jun 2012
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This month sees the release of Phantom Antichrist, the latest album from German thrash legends Kreator. It is their thirteenth studio album to date, their first on Nuclear Blast Records, and it is very possibly the best album of their career, and yes that does include Pleasure To Kill.

Back in the halcyon heyday of thrash metal in the 1980s there were two distinct epicentres of the genre; America and Germany. As a spotty oik of a teenager during those years I found myself drawn to the American movement much more so than the German. I found it more melodic and accessible than its European counterpart. The Germans had a harsher, darker sound, more akin to Venom and the blossoming Black/Death Metal scene.

The Yanks had the Big Four and the Germans conversely had the Big Three (Kreator, Sodom and Destruction) and Kreator were their Metallica, kings of the Teutonic Thrash hill. As I said I was much more in favour of the American style but no self-respecting thrasher in those days was without a copy of Pleasure To Kill, Kreator's 1987 masterpiece.

25 years down the line and Kreator show no sign of letting up or mellowing into old age. Phantom Antichrist does not possess the raw, abrasive sound of those early albums and neither should it. They were 17 years old when they recorded Endless Pain for Christ's sake, and no-one knew what a thrash album was even supposed to sound like at that time.

That's not to say their sound has softened in any way, the punishing riff refrain towards the end of the album's self-titled opener should be enough to convince anyone of that, if it hasn't ripped your face clean off in the process. It is merely that this album has a more polished, experienced feel to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
An excellent offering from this long running outfit, it is very sharp, crisp and technically excellent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by shivem
5.0 out of 5 stars Kreator still got it.
Excellent cd. Classic Kreator. Live bonus dvd very good. if you ain't got it and you're a Kreator fan then this is a must buy. Enjoy.
Published 1 month ago by John McAulay
4.0 out of 5 stars Someone needed to calm down
This isn't going to be a very long review, but I feel it needs to be written as all the current 'Phantom Antichrist' reviews award 5 stars and were mostly written very soon after... Read more
Published 8 months ago by tombcandle13
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Thrash albums I've heard in years!!!
I bought this recently, and it's been in my car stereo ever since! If you like this genre, get a copy as it is really superb! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece!
Great album from an enormous band, but underrated thrash band. Not one song is lacking in quality! A great comeback!
Published 13 months ago by Barbarigos Panayiotis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Flame Upon The Ice.
'Music is the purest form of communication.' - Mille Petrozza.

The supreme exponents of Teutonic thrash unleash their thirteenth studio album upon the world. Read more
Published 15 months ago by abasu1979
5.0 out of 5 stars Kreator totally kicking arse with this one.
Kreator - Phantom Antichrist is a truly splendid album which deserves to be a contender for album of the year. AWESOME!!!!
Published 16 months ago by DJSATAN
5.0 out of 5 stars killer record
after listening it i cant stop banging my head , probably the best album so far, or atleast one of the best, every metalhead should hear it
Published 16 months ago by markus
5.0 out of 5 stars Woah!
I love the album so much I had to comment.

First...don't expect anything new, it follows the last few releases doggedly and don't be expecting a 80s throwback either,... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Donny
5.0 out of 5 stars Kreator - TOTAL ATTACK!
I don't normally care to review albums because sometimes the comments are either biased or just plain stupid. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr. Kevin J. Day
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