KREATOR @ The Forum

May 14th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Kreator @ The Forum

28th March 2013

Review & Photography by Ashlinn Nash

Kreator

Kreator

Kreator are known within the thrash metal community as something of legends, with their fast electric musical panache and flair for ferocious lyrics. They have become a corner stone of influence across the European scene as well as further afield. Tonight the German masters are accompanied by speedballs SSS, re-formed veterans, Xentrix and the up and rising metal troupe Evile.
SSS [3.5/5] are also known as “Short Sharp Shock” kick started the evening to a crowd ready to head bang!

SSS

SSS

SSS broke the crowd’s statue like appearance, with their blend of Boston hardcore and classic thrash influence crossover.

SSS

SSS

The Liverpool four piece have become something of under the radar hero’s, with their back catalogue of intense riffs and crushing vocals!

SSS

SSS

The band tonight treated the audience to a  best of  from the catalogue, mainly featuring  tracks from newest release “problems to the answer”.

Wasting no time, Xentrix  [3.5/5] arrived on stage with applause and high expectations!

Xentrix

Xentrix

Vocalist, Chris Astley announced that its “Time to go back to 89 motherfuckers”; which set the mood perfectly as the British thrash Legends returned to the stage after seven years!

Xentrix

Xentrix

The excitement for this band was undeniable as members of the crowd pushed forward and started the first pit of the evening.

Xentrix

Xentrix

The bands style of technical riffs and tempo changes found the audience in great thralls of fist punching the air and deafening applause after every metallic cut from the band.

Xentrix

Xentrix

Xentrix

Xentrix

From the band’s performance tonight you can tell they enjoyed being back where they belong, on the live circuit!

Evile [4/5] burst onto the staged and opened with the majestic “infected nation”!

Evile

Evile

Evile

Evile

This got the crowd in the mood for moshing, as the band delivered tracks that sent the crowd in frenzy as quick paced adrenaline shots from the bands bombastic set rang over the airwaves.

Evile

Evile

Tonight consisted of  popular tracks  such as “Cult”  and self titled album track “Five serpents teeth” from  2011’s “five serpents’ teeth” as well as new tracks from upcoming album “Skull”.

Evile

Evile

“Head Of The Demon” and “underworld” soon followed, which were  both unexpected, but went down a storm with the thrash hungry crowd.

Evile

Evile

Evile concluded their adrenaline show with “In Dreams of Terror” but as their set came to a close,  the crowd where sad to see them go!

Setlist:
Infected Nation
Eternal Empire
Cult
Underworld
(New song)
Head Of The Demon
(New song)
Thrasher
Five Serpent’s Teeth
In Dreams of Terror

It wasn’t long until the anticipation for Kreator’s [4/5] grew within the crowd.

Kreator

Kreator

“Phantom Antichrist” opens up thier set, as the tunes into music filled the air,  from the newest metal cut of the same name, pushed the crowd forward in a pulsation of excitement as the members attacked the stage.

Kreator

Kreator

Setting the president of speed the band was met with a room, filled with screams and bellowing roars of approval after delivering fresh tracks such as; “Death To The world”, “From Floor Into Fire” and “United In Hate”, which began the tornado of circle pits fit to tear apart the forum. Quickly followed by classic Kreator tracks “Enemy of God” and “phobia”

Kreator

Kreator

After closing the set abruptly with “Pleasure to Kill” the crowd seemed disappointed about the departure from the band.

Kreator

Kreator

They are full of surprises as they returned to the stage with pyro-techniques and screams, as they opened up the encore with “Violent Revolution “from 2001’s album of the same name, spurred on a sing a long within the crowd of loyal fans.
Frontman Mille Petrozza closed the set with the Kreator Flag in hand with “Flag of Hate”.

Kreator

Kreator

From the Bombastic vocal lines to speedball drumming, this evening has been a treat of thrash splendour, with something for every thrash fan from the hardcore crossovers, up to the melodic styles!

Kreator

Kreator

It’s been a dynamic and fantastic line-up and a lesson in thrash mastery.

Setlist:
Mars Mantra
Phantom Antichrist
From Flood into Fire
Enemy of God
Phobia
Hordes of Chaos (A Necrologue for the Elite)
Civilization Collapse
Voices of the Dead
Extreme Aggression
People of the Lie
Death to the World
Coma of Souls / Endless Pain
Pleasure to Kill

Encore:
The Patriarch
Violent Revolution
United in Hate
Betrayer
Flag of Hate / Tormentor
Until Our Paths Cross Again

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