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Kreator - Pleasure To Kill

8.7 | 862 votes |
Release date: November 1986
Style: Teutonic thrash metal


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01. Intro (Choir Of The Damned)
02. Ripping Corpse
03. Death Is Your Saviour
04. Pleasure To Kill
05. Riot Of Violence
06. The Pestilence
07. Carrion
08. Command Of The Blade
09. Under The Guillotine
10. Flag Of Hate [bonus]
11. Take Their Lives [bonus]
12. Awakening Of The Gods [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1986: 7

Miland "Mille" Petrozza - vocals, guitars
Jürgen "Ventor" Reil - drums, vocals
Roberto "Rob" Fioretti - bass

Additional info
Released on Noise Records.

"Choir of the Damned" is extended on the CD version (the running time listed is this version). The version on the LP is about a minute shorter and is missing the harmonised prelude from the CD version.

Reissues have the Flag of Hate EP as bonus tracks, mostly the three song version. The six track version is less common.

There is also a picture disc version of this album, called After the Attack with the new title track as song 10.

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Don't tell me you haven't listened to Kreator before. We all know this amazing thrash metal band. For many, they are the greatest German thrash metal band, when many others believe they are the best trash metal band ever. But if we take a look on their past albums, we can see they are one of the first bands (along with others, such as Possesed, Venom, etc) who played that thrash/death style which helped so much in the pioneering of death metal. Pleasure To Kill was their trademark album in that period before they turned into a pure thrash metal style. This album was a great influence for many future thrash and death metal bands.

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26.07.2015 - 21:15
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by me<3mertl on 30.03.2015 at 15:56

One of the best thrash album of all time.

seems only in Europe Artillery and Sabbat can be better
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
05.11.2018 - 02:28
Pvt Funderground
Still amazing after all this years. Perhaps the best german thrash metal album along with Coma Of Souls.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
04.01.2019 - 15:14
Rating: 9
Maasai Mara

Best Kreator album by miles. Nothing by else by Kreator comes close to this. Only fags will rate this less than 9, this rips out all pussiness from your very being, kicks you in the ass, sodomizes you and yet you still have no choice but to praise it.
You are not metal enough until you visit Kenya. The cradle of mankind, where man learnt first to work with stones and first enjoyed the sounds produced by banging stones which later influenced metal in all its sounds and genres.
03.04.2020 - 16:13
JoHn DoE

Another album that's a pleasure to get back to, this album and Terrible Certainty kicked my teenager ass, long time ago, don't ask me when...
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
04.05.2020 - 14:17
Mark Ayoub

I've been listening to this album for about 15 years and only now I decide to follow along with the lyric book due to the near undecipherable lyrics and super thick Teutonic accent. Yeah I'm slow but it was always a choice between air drumming and reading! I'm glad I finally did at it made me appreciate the lyrical subject matter & not just the 56 minutes of aural pleasurable musical assault.
It takes a lifetime to build a friendship
And a millisecond to destroy it
04.05.2020 - 14:23
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

Easily their best album. Mille and the boys have done much more refined stuff over the years, but they have never captured the overly ecstatic chaotic nature of this beast of an album. I'd say it was a smart move to try something else to begin with, since very few thrash bands have ever managed to top this. Pleasure to Kill is pleasure to listen to.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
27.09.2020 - 23:47
Rating: 8

Still kills today.
15.01.2021 - 03:14
Rating: 10

This album is amazing!
28.07.2021 - 06:10
Rating: 9
Nocturnal Bro
Very fun thrash - bordering on death metal even!

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