April 25, 2024

Kreator - Terrible Certainty (1987) ☠

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 8 tracks total.
Country: Germany
Language: English
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label Number: 88561-8214-2
☠: Selected by Buccanner
© 1987 Noise International
Kreator dialed in their modern thrash on Terrible Certainty, the group's third full-length offering. One of the most highly anticipated European metal records of the decade, this 1987 release proves that the previous year's hit, Pleasure to Kill, wasn't a fluke, and that Kreator was capable of delivering under pressure. The German outfit cranks up the technical difficulty on Terrible Certainty, executing the tightest performances of their career while maneuvering around some extremely difficult, yet memorable riffs. The guitar flurries of the title track and "Behind the Mirror" hold their own against the best work from Metallica or any other American thrash behemoths. Some might argue that the stateside metal heads even took some cues from Terrible Certainty. It is certain that Kreator's influence isn't limited to stateside artists, as modern European metal has never been the same since the group unleashed a slew of powerful late-'80s discs, Terrible Certainty arguably being the best of the lot.

 tags: kreator, terrible certainty, 1987, flac,


  1. Fake. Upscaled lossy mp3. Cmon guys!

    1. There are no "upscales" from MP3 files anywhere on this site. This is a long running myth from "internet audiophiles" who wrongfully believe that all FLAC files when viewed by a spectrum viewer like Spek, should not have a cut off below 20dB. They don't understand mastering. This album much like MANY first pressings from the early 90's and most of the 80's were mastered to have that cut off by the engineers. This is easily proven by buying a first pressing copy of any 80's album. The first CD pressing of "She's So Unusual" by Cyndi Lauper will also appear to have a cut out when viewed in Spek. Download a program like CueTools, drag one of the files from the folder into CueTools and run the program. It will pass the Accuraterip test where as upscaled MP3 files will not.


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