Outcast (Kreator album)

Outcast is the eighth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator. It was released by G.U.N. Records in 1997. This album featured more gothic and industrial influences than earlier Kreator, retaining little of the thrash metal from previous years. Outcast is also Kreator's first album to feature drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil since 1992's Renewal, and the first to feature then-former Coroner guitarist Tommy Vetterli.

Outcast
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Studio album by
Released22 July 1997 (1997-07-22)
RecordedPrincipal Studios (Münster, Germany)
Genre
Length47:18
LabelGUN
ProducerVincent Wojno, Kreator
Kreator chronology
Scenarios of Violence
(1996)
Outcast
(1997)
Voices of Transgression – A 90s Retrospective
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

ReleaseEdit

In March 2018, German record label Noise released a remastered edition of the album and made it available on CD and vinyl and as digital download. The release contains a live performance of Kreator at Dynamo Open Air in 1998 and liner notes.[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Mille Petrozza, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Leave This World Behind" 3:29
2."Phobia" 3:22
3."Forever" 2:52
4."Black Sunrise" 4:33
5."Nonconformist" 3:15
6."Enemy Unseen" 3:21
7."Outcast" 4:54
8."Stronger than Before"Petrozza, Tommy Vetterli, Christian Giesler3:17
9."Ruin of Life" 3:53
10."Whatever It May Take"Petrozza, Vetterli, Giesler3:47
11."Alive Again" 3:47
12."Against the Rest" 2:39
13."A Better Tomorrow" 4:13
2018 reissue bonus CD: Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998
No.TitleLength
1."Intro: Dr. Wagner, Part 3"0:57
2."Terror Zone"6:14
3."Lost"4:10
4."Leave This World Behind"3:15
5."Phobia"3:54
6."Black Sunrise"4:53
7."Choir of the Damned"1:25
8."Pleasure to Kill"3:01
9."Whatever It May Take"4:02
10."Extreme Aggression"4:15
11."Renewal"4:51
Total length:40:57

PersonnelEdit

Kreator

  • Mille Petrozza – vocals, rhythm guitar, programming
  • Tommy Vetterli – lead guitar, programming
  • Christian Giesler – bass
  • Ventor – drums, programming

Technical personnel

  • Kreator – production
  • Vincent Wojno – production, recording
  • Britta Kühlmann – recording
  • Vincent Sorg – recording assistant, programming
  • Jörg Umbrett – recording assistant
  • Sascha Kramski – recording assistant
  • Romald Prent – mixing
  • Joerg Steineadt – mixing assistant
  • Guido Eickelmann – programming
  • Dirk Rudolph – sleeve design
  • Harald Hoffmann – cover photos
  • Christian Loeunhoff – woodblock

2018 reissue technical personnel

  • Steve Hammonds – compilation
  • Thomas Ewerhard – art and design
  • Jan Meininghaus – art and design
  • Harald Hoffmann – additional photos
  • Andy Pearce – mastering
  • Matt Wortham – mastering
  • Malcolm Dome – sleeve notes
  • Olman Viper – live mastering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Kreator: Outcast at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Kreator - North American Release Dates Set For Classic '90s Era Album Reissues". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Canada. 8 February 2018. ISSN 1705-3781. OCLC 57191652. Retrieved 3 March 2018.