After the two demos "Blitzkrieg" & "End Of The World" under the name of TORMENTOR, they changed into KREATOR. With the deal at Berlin's Noise label they laid the foundation for a big career in the Metal-circus. Mr Walterbach really had the right nose for them, if you just think what had been under contract with Noise back then - incredible. CELTIC FROST, HELLOWEEN, VOIVOD, GRAVE DIGGER, TANKARD, CORONER, DEATHROW and of course KREATOR, all from one house!
But back to "Endless Pain", the legendary debut of the German Thrashers. Back then they still had been only a trio and Mille and Ventor split the vocal duties. Every Thrasher should know songs like "Tormentor" or "Flag Of Hate" from the beginning to the end. Even though the album technically sounded a bit simple it still is important. Whole legions of Scandinavian Black and Death Metallers call "Endless Pain" one of their major influences, together with the following "Pleasure To Kill". It's hefty, simple and super-catchy.
Every song ignites directly and also songs like "Total Death" or "Storm Of The Beast" are timeless breakers! Basically KREATOR had been killer up to "Coma Of Souls", then we got experiments like "Renewal" or "Cause For Conflict", which did not longer represent the KREATOR one loved. Also "Outcast" could not really convince me, too mid-tempo-y. I don't even want to talk about "Endorama", Gothic shit! Under a different name the album would be ok!
But for that the latest effort "Violent Revolution" again is a thundering hammer before the lord! Even though Mister Petrozza apparently doesn't have to answer all the interviews that are sent to him. (Grrmpff!) (Online October 28, 2002)