Our photographer caught Midnight though. Hailing from Tampa, FL. After a brief intermission, Kreator took the stage for what I can only describe as one of the tightest metal performances I have ever seen. One thing their catalogue suffers from is that, for me and many other fans, it's kind of hit or miss. Their early stuff is killer, but then in the '90s they sort of messed around with different styles which were overall a bit of a disappointment. But then in the early aughts they looped back to their thrash roots and reestablished a sonic rapport with their fans with a string of killer releases. Every level of their Irving Plaza show was utter perfection. A huge tip of the hat to whoever was manning the soundboard for them. I don't think I have ever heard a metal band sound so utterly brutal yet so completely articulate in Irving Plaza, or anywhere else for that matter.
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Mar 30, Concert Review 0 comments. Legions of loyal fans that came out to enjoy the intense lineup. A unique 3-piece band from Cleveland, as Midnight took the stage, we had no idea what a treat we were about to behold. Dressed in all black, including a cloaked mask, they unleashed a crazy, energetic set that reminded me of old Venom and Motorhead sounds. They were a very energetic and fun band to watch, especially as they ended with their bassist smashing a donated bass into the crowd and then jumping in after it to crowd surf back to the stage. Obituary brought their classic Florida death metal sound in support of their critically-acclaimed self-titled album.
Kreator pronounced "creator" is a German thrash metal band from Essen , formed in The band's lineup has changed multiple times over its year career, most noticeably with their bassists and lead guitarists. Petrozza and Reil are the only two original members left in Kreator, though the latter had been out of the band from to Kreator's musical style is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction , Sodom and Tankard , which is usually more complex and, since Violent Revolution , more melodic. Along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "Big Four" of Teutonic thrash metal ,  and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. In the early s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present. To date, Kreator has released fourteen studio albums, two EPs, two live albums and three compilation albums. They gained a large underground fanbase in the international thrash metal community,  with their second studio album Pleasure to Kill regarded as an influential album of the genre.
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