First of all, let me say that Kreator is a spectacular band that ought to be considered one of the best thrash bands ever. They bury alot of the early American thrash. I have come to favor Kreator even over Slayer. In fact only Canada’s own Sacrifice can top Kreator’s best efforts in my honest opinion. With that being said, this album is one of those efforts. Some people complain that there might be less speed on this album than previous ones. This is just barely true, but one would be hard pressed to complain against the vast harmonies that now intermittenly mingle with Kreator’s staple of speed. To put it plainly, when they aren’t playing a million miles an hour they are producing brilliant melodic harmonies. Sometimes, if you listen closely, they are doing both. This album, in retrospect, was a template for the most recent stuff that they have released. Which to me, is probably the best stuff. It’s still fast as hell, but now there’s a little more going on. If you are a fan of early Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament or the like and you haven’t heard Kreator before… do yourself a favor and pick this up or one of their latest albums. Not to discount the early stuff which is mind blowing, it’s just that these albums are a little more immediately accessible.