Phantom Antichrist

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Phantom Antichrist
Cover art by Wes Benscotter
Studio album by Kreator
Released June 1, 2012 (Europe)
June 4, 2012 (UK)
June 5, 2012 (North America)
Recorded Fascination Street Studios, Sweden
Genre Thrash metal
Length 45:26
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Jens Bogren
Kreator chronology
Hordes of Chaos
(2009)
Phantom Antichrist
(2012)
Dying Alive
(2013)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition artwork
Singles from Phantom Antichrist
  1. "Phantom Antichrist"
    Released: May 3, 2012
  2. "Civilization Collapse"
    Released: November 9, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BW&BK (7.5/10) [2]

Phantom Antichrist is the 13th studio album by the German thrash metal band Kreator. The album was released through Nuclear Blast in June 2012.[3] The digipak edition includes a bonus DVD containing documentary about the making of the album and a live set compiled from Kreator's performances at the Wacken Open Air festivals in 2008 and 2011.

A very limited edition version of the album is available through the Nuclear Blast online store, which comes in a metal box containing the CD+DVD version of the album, an exclusive live album called Harvesting The Grapes of Horror which contains the audio from the live portion of the DVD, a red t-shirt bearing the band's logo and the album title, a photocard signed by Mille Petrozza, an A1 poster of the album artwork, and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The album's title track was released as a limited edition 7" vinyl single, which sold out very quickly. It has since been released digitally. The b-side is an exclusive cover of "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden.

The album features a more progressive and melodic sound than previously explored by the band and was generally well received by critics.[4]

Kreator released the music video for Civilization Collapse on November 28, 2012[5] Phantom Antichrist sold almost 4,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mille Petrozza

No. Title Length
1. "Mars Mantra"   1:18
2. "Phantom Antichrist"   4:31
3. "Death to the World"   4:53
4. "From Flood into Fire"   5:26
5. "Civilization Collapse"   4:13
6. "United in Hate"   4:31
7. "The Few, the Proud, the Broken"   4:37
8. "Your Heaven My Hell"   5:53
9. "Victory Will Come"   4:14
10. "Until Our Paths Cross Again"   5:49

Personnel[edit]

Phantom Antichrist album personnel adapted from the CD linear notes[7]

Kreator
Production
Art
  • Wes Benscoter - cover artwork
  • Jan Meininghaus - additional cover artwork, booklet design
  • Heile for Heilemania - band photos

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 84
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 87
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 11
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 63
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 39
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 89
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 30
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 31
US Billboard 200[20] 130
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[21] 8
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[22] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[23] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phantom Antichrist - Kreator". Allmusic. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mark Gromen. "Kreator - Phantom Antichrist". BW&BK. 
  3. ^ "KREATOR - Phantom Antichrist Tracklisting Revealed". BW&BK. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/album-review-kreator-phantom-antichrist
  5. ^ "Kreator ‘Civilization Collapse’ Video Premiere". metalhammer.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-30.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Phantom Antichrist (CD liner). Kreator. Nuclear Blast Records. 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  11. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "Kreator: Phantom Antichrist" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  15. ^ "ファントム・アンティクライスト". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  17. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  18. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  19. ^ "Kreator – Phantom Antichrist". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  20. ^ "Kreator Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Kreator. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  21. ^ "Kreator Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Kreator. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  22. ^ "Kreator Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Kreator. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  23. ^ "Kreator Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Kreator. Retrieved August 4, 2014.