Amager Bio, Copenhagen - 2010

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

And so it was time for the main act of Thrashfest 2010, the mighty Kreator!
Earlier in the evening we had seen and heard Suicidal Angels from Greece, Death Angel and Exodus from the Bay Area, but now it was time for Germany to show us one of their finest…

As expected, the concert began with The Patriarch being played over the speakers, after which the band entered and jumped directly into Violent Revolution. From here on out, the fray continued with few pauses for breath, delivering one high-octane thrash hit after the other, and the audience which at this point had grown to its largest and liveliest for the entire evening gladly took in whatever they were brought.
I too was mightily impressed and taken with Kreator’s show, although a small bitterness could be felt from the overall predictability of it all. Over the past few years, Kreator have gone down that same road that Slayer has trodden before them; finding one set which seems to satisfy a certain amount of fans, and then sticking to that one for the rest of your career.

Still, it was a great show the Germans had brought along. They had the largest stage decorations of the evening, with both backdrop, speaker-curtains and sidewalls creating that perfect Kreator look and feel, they had their video productions running in the back (this was partially hidden by the drums due to the size of the stage), their sound was near perfection (thank you Amager Bio), and even though the band-members certainly were not the liveliest of the evening, the intensity and energy could not be denied.
Mille Petrozza had a few pauses in between songs where he assured us how glad they all were to be here and play, when things were going well. Sadly, as sometimes happens with too many drunk people stacked closely together, an argument arose somewhere in the back around the time of Amok Run, but Petrozza was quick to both spot and stop this, and asked the participants to take it outside if need be. An unusual, but welcome, kinder side to the otherwise aggressive frontman. I guess a man’s music doesn’t say all there is to say about him.

Kreator did in no way disappoint me, but on the other hand, they did nothing to surprise me either. I got exactly what I expected; a well-produced and executed thrash show with songs which have been tested and deemed worthy by time.
Because of this predictability they only arose to the position of second best act of the evening however, where Death Angel took home the victory.


The Patriarch
Violent Revolution
Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)
Terrible Certainty
Voices Of The Dead
Enemy Of God
Destroy What Destroys You
Amok Run
Endless Pain
People Of The Lie
Pleasure To Kill
Coma Of Souls
Choir Of The Damned
The Pestilence
Flag Of Hate

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