Kreator are a very important band in the Thrash Metal story, one of Germany’s biggest ever bands and a bone fide classic act for metal overall.
This DVD is a fantastic reissue of the historic Live In East Berlin Concert, (which comes in Cd and DVD form here)with a documentary and an amusing horror video called Hallucinative Comas.
The Tracklisting is amazing, containing all of their classics such as ‘Toxic Trace,’ ‘Flag of Hate,’ ‘Tormentor,’ and ‘Pleasure to Kill.’
The Band’s performance is energetic and exciting; singer Mille interacts with the crowd on a regular basis. Ventor gets a Drum solo and also performs lead vocals on an excellent rendition of ‘Riot of Violence.’
Kreator blast through songs like ‘Some Pain Will Last,’ ‘Awakening of the Gods,’ and ‘Under The Guillotine,’ furiously, performing the technically challenging and incredibly fast material with ease and flair.
Most important is the sound; for such an old concert the sound is amazing, much better than other DVDs of similar era concerts. The material is brilliantly mixed and available in 5.1 or stereo; with clear drums, chunky ‘full,’ guitar sounds and totally audible vocals.
The documentary is pretty interesting, describing the difficulty East German fans had even getting access to metal music, magazines or t-shirts; how the concert came to be, and the impact it had.
For a Kreator fan this cannot be recommended highly enough, the wonderful sound and excellent tracklisting make this one of the best Thrash Metal DVDs money can buy. If you want to hear music from the ‘Terrible Certainty,’ or ‘Extreme Aggression,’ albums played live then this is the DVD for you.