Kreator: A deep dive into their 1986 album
Kreator: A deep dive into their 1986 album

Thrashcast Episode 1: Kreator's 1986 album "Pleasure To Kill"

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Thrashcast is the place to find riveting discussions on classic thrash albums, news and reviews. Your hosts are three thrash loving maniacs who grew up during the golden age of the genre. Kenneth, Billy and Jim will get together weekly to bring you a deep dive on some of your favourite thrash records.

Show Notes:

Episode One: Kreator's Pleasure to Kill (1986). The second studio album released in November 1986 by Noise Records. The album is widely considered a landmark thrash metal classic and played a considerable role in the development of many extreme metal subgenres, and death metal bands such as Cannibal Corpse cite the album as an influence.

As discussed in episode one, the album's lyrical themes are about death, horror and the macabre. Some consider this release to be a proto-death sound. Many critics cited this album to be even louder, faster and more brutal and was a critical and commercially successful release. The superior material found on this release propelled the band into the status of the big three, along with Destruction and Sodom.

In 2017, Pleasure to Kill was remastered and reissued, charting for the first time in 31 years after the initial release. It peaked at number 99 on the German album charts.

Fun Fact: Varg Vikerness of Burzum was wearing a Pleasure to Kill t-shirt after getting his clothes bloody when killing Mayhem's Euronymous. He found the shirt in a back of the car he escaped in after committing the murder.

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About the artist(s):

Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen, formed in 1982. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Miland "Mille" Petrozza, drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil, lead guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, and bassist Frédéric Leclercq. – Wikipedia

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About the author(s):

Kenneth Gallant is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of horrormetalsounds.com. Ken originated the webzine as a column (on another Heavy Metal webzine) that paid homage to horror films incorporating the theme, or a soundtrack, of heavy metal music. Horrormetalsounds.com embodies his passion for horror films, comics and heavy metal music.

Billy K and Jim Harrison are co-creators of the Thrashcast and active contributors at The Metal Pit.