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Studio album by Kreator


March 29, 1999


October 25, 1998 - January 18, 1999

Label (s) Drakkar Records

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Thrash Metal , Gothic Metal

Title (number)

12 (13 Japan version)

running time


  • Bass : Christian "Speesy" Giesler
  • Drums : Jürgen "Ventor" Reil


Mille Petrozza, Tommy Vetterli

Studio (s)

Powerplay and hit head studios, Switzerland , Principal Studios, Ottmarsbocholt , Münsterland

Endorama Violent Revolution

Endorama (Greek for “inside look”) is the ninth studio album by the German thrash metal band Kreator . It was released on Drakkar Records in March 1999 . It's the last with guitarist Tommy Vetterli ( Coroner ) and the last before the end of the experimental phase and the return to the harder Thrash style on Violent Revolution . The music can be described as metal with mostly clean vocals and light symphonic metal influences using synthesizers . The Thrash influences are only very minor. Tilo Wolff from Lacrimosa can be heard on the title track .

Origin and style of music

Although, despite the lack of typical elements ( death metal- like shouting, sometimes female vocals, Doom sounds) the album was occasionally said to have Gothic-Metal influences, partly in press releases from their own record company, the band rejected this view. When asked if there were any Gothic Metal influences, Mille Petrozza said:

"Absolutely no way. When I think of Gothic Metal I don't have too good associations. I listen to either Gothic OR Metal - and we are clearly a Metal band. That does not mean that we do not process influences from other areas. It would be sad if it weren't for that. "

- Mille Petrozza

He resisted being put in "drawers". The band doesn't want to repeat itself either. After an initial distance after a joint meal and a night of partying, it came to working with Tilo Wolff. The song was recorded with a “big head”. Lyrically, Petrozza saw the record less politically than was the case on earlier records. He “no longer points directly to any grievances”, it is more about emotional issues. The Japan bonus track is not about the film of the same name . This piece, however, is about capitalism and people who completely align their lives with it.


Also Endorama was not included from the original thrash band fans with enthusiasm, but the ones that the experimental phase since Renewal positively faced, thoughtful album with positive reviews. For the critical viewer, Eduardo Rivadavia from Allmusic wrote that the “majority” of fans were not impressed by Endorama . He missed the "deeper emotions" and criticized "studio-created" texts. He awarded two and a half stars out of five.

Boris Kaiser from Rock Hard spoke of the "best longplayer since the superb, but underrated Renewal ". The turn to “more melodic sounds” is “unmistakable”, but many of the songs on the “courageous album” are “pure hits”. The rating was 8.5 out of ten points. The album was also described on metal.de as "far less ambiguous than feared". Influences of Prong or Killing Joke were observed here, and "a few real pieces of cream" are included. The rating here was eight out of ten.

Track list

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
  DE 68 04/12/1999 (1 week)
  1. Golden Age - 4:51
  2. Endorama - 3:20
  3. Shadowland - 4:27
  4. Chosen Few - 4:30
  5. Everlasting Flame - 5:23
  6. Passage to Babylon - 4:24
  7. Future King - 4:44
  8. Entry - 1:05
  9. Soul Eraser - 4:30
  10. Willing Spirit - 4:36
  11. Pandemonium - 4:10
  12. Tyranny - 4:01
  13. Children of a Lesser God (Japan bonus track)

The music was written by Mille Petrozza and Tommy Vetterli , the latter was not involved in Passage to Babylon , Entry , Soul Eraser , Pandemonium and Tyranny . The lyrics are by Mille Petrozza.

Individual evidence

  1. a b rockhard.de: Endorama review by Boris Kaiser
  2. a b www.metal.de: Endorama review by Kai
  3. a b c d Boris Kaiser: Grilling with Mille , in: Rock Hard, No. 143
  4. allmusic.de: Endorama review by Eduardo Rivadavia
  5. Charts DE

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