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Kreator, HMV Forum [Live]

No frills full-on hardcore metal is what long-established Kreator delivered to the baying HMV Forum audience

Kreator by Carl Batson

If Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White hadn’t already set off a mass premature ejaculation in the sea of overexcited teenage metallers

with her display of head swirling and hardcore cum gargling vocals, the throb throb throb and shuddERRRR from Kreator‘s amplifiers would surely send out an almighty vibration to finish the job.

The crowd were in need of a happy release after Arch Enemy’s blistering assault and their chant of ‘Kreator Kreator Kreator’ (to a projected backdrop of world destruction and the sound of the 1969 Zager and Evans hit, ‘In The Year 2525’) eventually spewed the band out on to the red lit stage.

Arch Enemy by Carl BatsonArch Enemy

Kreator were greeted by ear splintering roars from the crowd and they duly returned fire with some booming guitar grenades that set off the tinnitus like a bag of marbles smashing about inside this writer’s head.

No frills full-on hardcore metal is what long-established Kreator delivered to the baying HMV Forum audience. You knew the dry ice gun would come out later in the set and the confetti canons would blow their wad eventually, but it really didn’t matter and frankly wasn’t necessary.

Kreator by Carl BatsonKreator

This was the sweet taste of metal cream and the shredded note-perfect music from ‘Violent Revolution’ to the truly awesome ‘Tormentor’ was all you needed.

Kreator by Carl Batson

Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.

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