"Autumnally" intro: hashing winds, croaking of a raven, first gloomy then hopeful guitar jingling, which is going to lull you until the first song "Rippin' Corpse" pulls you out of your dreams and kicks your ass.
KREATOR increased with their "Pleasure To Kill" in comparison to their debut album. A real "More" record: More faster, more brutal, more heavy, more better. Their second record in 1986 could only beaten by SLAYER's "Reign In Blood" and partly also by DARK ANGELS's "Darkness Descends". But in Europe they had been the unrestricted rulers of the believers.
Take songs like the over the top "Death Is Our Saviour", the crushing title track, the slightly slower but in the chorus again attacking "Riot Of Violence", sang by drummer Ventor, the great structured "The Pestilence", the catchy "Under The Guillotine", and and and... This record is a real masterpiece. In spite of all speed, with its breaks, the record offers also the needed diversified elements.
Also the cover artwork of Phil Lawyere, which shows a devil, who stands on a skull mountain and destroys some attacking skeletons, shows along with the punishing production of Harris Johns what is going on.
On CD you'll get also 3 bonus tracks of the Maxi "Flag Of Hate", released in the same year, and also those songs belong to the best KREATOR material ever written, especially the superb "Awakening The Gods". (Online November 22, 2002)