David . Kreator isnt death metal. They are Thrash metal
Maybe 20 years ago. Now they are almost pure melodic death metal.
Not at all. Death metal is raw and almost to brutal (for me it is). It has growl vocals. Kreator isnt even near the death metal…
Not really. I am talking about melodic death, not ordinary death metal. Listen to bands such as Amon Amarth or Arch Enemy—riffs from Enemy Of God, Hordes Of Chaos and Phantom Antichrist are pure melodic death riffs, the only difference is the vocals. Somewhere they even dive into power metal
The only think “death metal” about “melodic death metal” is the singing. One you take that away it is hardly “death” anymore. But I agree that Kreator have been inspired by this genre but in my opinion they are doing a much better job at it than those lousy people from Gothenburg and Finland.
The thing is this; whenever a band change direction it is always hard to swallow. But just because they are doing a melodic album in 2012 does not mean that this is the way they will sound from now on. As much as I was let down by the direction Kreator went in the 90’s, it is much easier for me to appreachiate that music now when I know that it is in the past and not where they are at now.
That said I really like the new album and I don’t think they could have done a better job in the way they decided to change direction. This still sound like Kreator with the fucked up tempos and Milles singing and twisted arrangements. All bands should feel free to experiment a bit as long as they stay true to the core of what they are about.