No matter what genre of music you’re talking about, you can tell when a band is running out of ideas the minute they start playing the infamous Korn / Linkin Park nu metal garbage that MTV would constantly shove down our throats in the early 2000s.
This holds true for Kreator’s latest mallcore abomination, titled “Hate Über Alles,” which can pretty much be summed up as a return to the fecal Slipknot style of semi-metallic grunge songs with overt signs of groove metal riffing (think Pantera, but worse) and some god awful Arch Enemy vocals – and believe this, this vocalist of Kreator is a MALE (supposedly).
Of course, Kreator were never a good metal band in the first place. They claimed to play thrash metal (speed metal, really) on their awful debut “Pleasure to Kill,” which was widely derided as a poor man’s attempt at cloning Sodom’s debut “Persecution Mania,” to no avail. Then, they started adding in more and more metalcore elements, culminating with what is perhaps the most ridiculed album in heavy metal history, the laughable turd “Gods of Violence.” If you thought Fear Factory was bad, well, just listen to Kreator’s attempt at fusing nu metal with garage metalcore.
Now I need to wash my ears with some REAL metal.
Back to the review. “Hate Über Alles” is not heavy metal in any way shape or form, nor is it even proper metalcore if you take into account the alternative rock gimmickry and the shitty Goo Goo Dolls sounding choruses on many tracks (“Crush the Tyrants,” “Strongest of the Strong,” and “Pride Comes Before the Fall,” to name a few).
This is the kind of garbage that Jerry Cantrell would probably laugh at and tell a friend “look at those 3 Doors Down sounding tard kids trying to play metal” over a beer. Yes, it’s that bad.
“Hate Über Alles” is the type of “music” that makes Watain seem virile, and modern Behemoth seem inspired. Definitively not something you want to brag about. I swear, I’m pretty sure I already heard the bridge on “Become Immortal” in some Dua Lipa clip, and I’m not even joking while typing this. I wish I was, though. Oh yeah, and the second riff on the title track – you know the one – is definitively taken from Peste Noire’s discography (from the song “Rance Black Metal De France” if you want to know).
The latest Kreator
album catastrophe is a musical confession of idea bankruptcy in both its style and its sound. It is a pure fit of plagiarism from (better) 1990s thrash metal bands. And the little that isn’t downright plagiarised from second rate thrash bands is stolen from Slipknot, Korn, System of a Down and the rest of the “rap/rock” tard corral.
Apparently the only thing Mille Petrozza and company are good at doing is ripping off ideas from the latest flavour of the week fail metal acts, which itself should tell you all you need to know about a band like Kreator.
Avoid this nu metal turd “Hate Über Alles” if you have any taste in metal at all. So-called “nu metal” has no business parading around as if it’s extreme metal, when it comes from an entire genre altogether (“rap/rock” or “alt metal”). Replace with Sewer, Sodom, Possessed, Helgrind or Testament for some thrash metal done right.