Boasting shortened compositions suggests Phantom Antichrist is a more focused outing.
“If you asked me to use one or two words to describe the album, I don’t know which words I would use,” Mille admits. “I would say it comes from the heart. Of course it’s focused; every album that we do is focused. I would say it isn’t one-dimensional. It has a lot to offer; there’s a lot of melodic parts, and there’s also a lot of speed parts and fast thrash metal parts. It’s typical Kreator stuff, but there’s also something more to it. We tried some new stuff, but without adding an orchestra or something. It’s all guitars, drums, and bass. The only part where we had extra musicians coming in was in a song called ‘Civilisation Collapse’ where we had percussionists playing with us, and that was really cool. That gave the song a different dimension. It went fine. I’d say that the album is like a rollercoaster; it’s not only fast, it’s not only heavy, it’s not only brutal… It’s metal (laughs).”
The record has been touted as Kreator’s most diverse to date. “Maybe it is,” the axeman muses. “It depends on what you consider to be diverse. There’s definitely a lot going on on the album, yeah. There are a lot of things happening; a lot of parts, and a lot of emotion. Maybe it is the most diverse Kreator album.”
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Phantom Antichrist is available in the following formats:
- Jewel Case CD *
- 2LP Yellow Vinyl *
- 2LP Bi-Coloured Vinyl (Red/Black): limited to 500 copies, hand numbered *+
- 2LP Picture Vinyl **
- CD/DVD Digi Limited Edition: two digipacks in a slipcase **
* Featuring Artwork by Wes Benscoter (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, SLAYER)
** Featuring Artwork by Jan Meininghaus
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The official video for the title track of Phantom Antichrist -produced by Grupa13 (BEHEMOTH, ELUVEITIE, AMON AMARTH) - can be viewed below:
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