Sound — 9
Kreator is one of the three original "Teutonic Thrash" bands that came out of Germany. Their album Pleasure to Kill shows the bands style of non-stop thrash with death metal characteristics. Every song after the one minute intro "Choir of the Damned" is extremely fast with the usual thrash style.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrical style on this album is borderline death metal with lyrical topics generally having to do with violence and death, although the lyrics themselves aren't amazing the lyrics complement the extremely fast songs well. Although all of these songs are fast don't expect a 20 minutes album, most of these 12 songs range from 3-4 minutes with the 2 longest being 7 minutes long. The singing style on this album reminds me somewhat of Chuck Schuldiner's with Death, but maybe a little less death-metallish. No cookie muncher singing on this album.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall this album is a solid above average thrash metal album. The songs that stood out to me the most were the title track, "Ripping Corpse", and "Flag Of Hate". None of the songs on this album stood out to me as below par for the album, making it a strong album to listen through completely. The riffs are great thrash riffs on every track and the solos are fast and chaotic, reminding me somewhat of slayer. If you are a fan of early thrash and don't already own this album I would recommend you buy it, It definitely wasn't a waste of my money.