I just heard this album yesterday for the first time and I was instantly impressed by the agressiveness, which I have never heard in Kreator before (almost as aggressive as Hypocrisy’s newer releases). Extreme Aggression will always be my favourite Kreator album, but Outcast might just have slipped into second place. What I really like about this album is how it retains a bit of the sound used in Renewal, but also gains new ground aswell as speed. Kreator have matured into an amazing band (not that they haven’t always been amazing). This was released in 1997, but it might aswell have been released in 2007. The sound quality is better than most releases these days, and songs like ‘Black Sunrise’, ‘Leave This World Behind’ and ‘Phobia’ make this album worth every penny.
These Oakland-based purveyors of the extreme rose from the ashes of some of the most influential bands to ever come out of the underground – Grimple, Schlong, ELDOPA (aka: 1332), Word Salad, Buzzov-en and OjoRojo – but they refuse to solely rest on their past accomplishments. Since their formation in early 2000, this maniacal quintet have been blurring the lines between grindcore, metal, punk, crust and thrash. Due to their energetic and sometimes violent live shows, the band quickly developed a loyal fanbase and were headlining Bay Area venues by their fourth show as a result. Now the time has come for the band to spread their unyielding wrath across this planet. WATCH THEM DIE are the shot of adrenaline that the currently stagnant metal scene is in so dire need of currently. WATCH THEM DIE are here to lay a beat down on all those that pose.
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This album is very different compared to the 80’s and very early 90’s. changing to more hardcore . It is still very strong and very heavy
I’m Kreator’s biggest fan on earth.. please, believe me, I think Mille is a Poet. I love every single album of this Gods of metal. But I gotta tell you that this is not a typical Kreator album, it’s not as heavy and agressive as others. It’s a great album, but it doesn’t have the speed and agression that I love from this guys. So that’s why I rate it 7.5 in quality. Now, the first song is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. “Leave This World behind” just makes me feel that I must leave everything behind and throw myself in front of a train. Each time Mille screems that songs title, it seems that he is bleeding from his throat….pure anger!!!If you have an open mind you will love this album.
Sure I loved Cause For Conflict. It is one of Kreator’s all time greatest. But you can’t expect a band to play the same damn thing forever. You have to be open minded to listen to Outcast. You won’t be disappointed. Kreator stresses melody and not technicallity. Well I also believe that another band is doing this as well. They go by the name of…..Dream Theater. If you consently just play to sound intellegent, you’ll lose the soul. And Kreator shows a perfect example of keeping soul in their music with Outcast. Kreator plays not nearly as fast as Cause For Conflict. Bu.t still keep the gain up on their amps. You have to give Outcast a try and not listen to the bad reviews. You won’t be disappointed
A metal masterpiece. Shrieking, shredding, and catchy-as-a-plague songwriting. Having become a thrash fan around “Terrible Certainty” (where ferocity meets velocity–5 stars), I moved on to gentler musical styles after “Coma of Souls” (quick capsule review: exquisitely honed mayhem, 5 stars). Last year I thought I’d check in with my old German pal Mille and the gang–and I was impressed. These guys have evolved, stayed interesting, yet remained firmly planted in their brutal genre. I’ve since picked up their other 90’s releases, each of which is different and worth a listen, but this is my favorite. This band is no joke, unlike, say, Slayer, who are fun but a tad goofy. No tongues in Kreator’s cheeks. Serious stuff, any absurdity probably unintentional. The production, vocals, hooks, riffs, dynamics, arrangements–perfectly crafted. Entirely over the top, but earnest in that endearing, scary German way. Even some of the lyrics are pretty good: “Nonconformist” certainly makes its point. Kreator fight the law, and they friggin’ win! And if you don’t feel phobic before listening to “Phobia,” you shall certainly feel phobic afterwards. Subtle, Kreator is not. Kreator is angry at everything–and they’re here to tell you just how angry they are. To borrow a turn of phrase from Nigel Tufnel: How much angrier could they be? None angrier.