Krisiun - _Apocalyptic Revelation_
(GUN, 1998)
by: Paul Schwarz (9 out of 10)
This record only just grabbed the 9 out of 10 you see above. It is good, damn good, but it is also ever so slightly close to being lacking in sufficient originality for a 9. Basically, Krisiun kick ass with ridiculous speed, thundering drums, ripping guitars and tortured vocals, but they also kick ass in a style which belies the influence of Kreator particularly strongly. They are far from retro and if there were anyone I would choose to properly carry on the legacy records like _Pleasure to Kill_ and _Extreme Aggression_ left it would most probably be Krisiun, but still the band could sound a little fresher. Minor gripes aside, though, _Apocalyptic Revelation_, like their _Black Force Domain_ debut, seems unlikely to disappoint any readers who crave brutal, speed driven death/thrash madness of which Krisiun are of the highest order. Their technical ability is utterly phenomenal and the leads, drum breaks and beats which issue forth from _AR_ almost literally riddle the mind with bullets of aural energy, such is their fury. Outplaying Krisiun would be a challenge; seeing them live might be dangerous, but I'm sure it would be quite an experience.

Contact: C.X. Postal 13444, 01059-970 SP, Brazil

(article published 5/19/1999)


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