Terrible Certainty Review

artist: kreator date: 02/21/2012 category: compact discs
kreator: Terrible Certainty
Released: Oct 1987
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Noise Records
Number Of Tracks: 8
"Terrible Certainty" is the third album by thrash metal legends Kreator, released in 1987. This album is a thrash metal icon, and just a must have for any fan of the genre.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.7 
 Users rating:
 9.2 
 Votes:
 5 
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overall: 9.7
Terrible Certainty Reviewed by: iommi600, on february 21, 2012
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Sound: "Terrible Certainty" is the third album by thrash metal legends Kreator, released in 1987. In comparison with the death metal oriented style of their previous album, "Pleasure To Kill", the band moved more towards insane thrash metal aggression on this album, a change that would remain present on albums like "Extreme Aggression" and "Coma Of Souls". Riffs are just insane and faster than the speed of light. Solos are also hell breaking loose, full of whammy bar craziness and shredding. Drumming is also crushing, and bass lines are not really brilliant or something, but they're great, nevertheless. Kreator consisted of Mille Petrozza on vocals and guitar, Jrg "Tritze" Trzebiatowski on guitar, Roberto "Rob" Fioretti on bass and Jrgen "Ventor" Reil on drums (he also sings on "As The World Burns"). This is arguably one of the most aggressive thrash metal records of all time. // 10

Lyrics: Lyrics on this album talks about different themes. "Blind Faith" cites the persecution of christians in the Roman Empire and bashes the blind faith of those who died in the name of God (this actually makes me believe that they used what happened back there in the Roman Empire to criticise the blind faith of the people nowadays, but that's just a guess), while "Behind The Mirror", "Storming With Menace", "No Escape" and "One Of Us" apparently talks about violence and psychopathic acts (these ones kinda remembers me of some of the lyrics from "Pleasure To Kill"). There's also "Terrible Certainty", "As The World Burns" and "Toxic Trace", talking about diseases, war and pollution, respectively. Mille Petrozza's voice here is just insane, shrieked thrash metal screams. I personally think that his vocal cords have their own life. Really awesome. // 9

Overall Impression: Well, enough said. This album is a thrash metal icon, and just a must have for any fan of the genre. Few thrash metal albums sound so brutal. I would point "Blind Faith" and "Toxic Trace" as the best songs here, but honestly, the whole album is awesome. If it is worth of buying again in case of losing it? Totally! // 10

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