Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.


With Napalm Death. Monday, February 27, at Peabody's Down Under.

The cover of Kreator's Live Kreation depicts a solemn ghoul playing the intestines of a bound, disemboweled victim with a bow. Album artwork doesn't get much more aesthetically appropriate. Dating back more than two decades, this German quartet started out heavier than the burden on Atlas' shoulders, and last year's Enemy of God proves that time has only hardened its cement-cracking sound. During the late-'90s, Kreator experimented with gothic melodies, industrial effects, and slower speeds, and a handful of those tracks still make the set list, offering brief respite from the bludgeoning. For fans willing to sift through the sonic rubble, singer Mille Petrozza excels at musings both intellectual ("Progressive Proletariat") and philosophical ("Celestial Deliverance").

Arguably more popular than the headlining act, Napalm Death couldn't care less where its name lands on the marquee. The English grindcore legend smuggles fiercely political lyrics into the sonic bombs it detonates in blinding flashes. Once known for its impossibly fast 20-second outbursts, Napalm Death now extends that intensity through full-length compositions. Enemy of the Music Business (2001) summarizes the outsider ethos of a group that has never made even the slightest concession to industry standards.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Previews

Latest in Livewire

More by Andrew Miller

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Clayton English @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Fri., Jan. 21
  • Windborne's the Music of Queen @ State Theatre

    • Fri., Jan. 21
  • Cleveland Pops: All That Jazz @ Severance Music Center

    • Sat., Jan. 22

© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation