Enemy of God

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Enemy of God
Studio album by Kreator


January 10, 2005


May - July 2004

Label (s) Steamhammer / SPV

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Thrash metal

Title (number)

12 (regular edition, others see below)

running time


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


Andy Sneap

Studio (s)

Backstage Studios, Derbyshire , England

Violent Revolution
Enemy of God Hordes of Chaos

Enemy of God is the eleventh studio album by the German thrash metal band Kreator . It was published in January 2005 by Steamhammer / SPV . On October 27, 2006, it was re-released as Enemy of God: Revisited with a DTS -5.1 mix.

Origin and style

Enemy of God was recorded in Andy Sneap's redesigned studio in an old English country house. Sneap described the recordings as "a relaxed but very concentrated time". A powerful production "without sounding too modern" was aimed for. In contrast to its predecessor, only two rhythm guitar tracks were recorded instead of four. Mille Petrozza had originally even planned to record the record with analog technology, Sneap had dissuaded him from doing so. Kreator rejected the first mix of Sneaps, which Sneap was happy about in retrospect, as the second one sounded "much, much better".

In terms of content, Enemy of God is determined by political issues. According to Petrozza, the title is “not an anti-religious statement”.

Osama bin Laden says George W. Bush is the enemy of God, and Bush says the same thing, just the other way around. The title was appropriate. To me it is still completely absurd to see how the modern world is currently in the religious war. In my eyes this is a total regression that I would not have thought possible just a few years ago. "

- Mille Petrozza.

The religious conflict is dealt with especially in the first few tracks of the record, for example in the title track and in Suicide Terrorist . Other topics are globalization and social problems. For example, Petrozza criticized Hartz IV , the development at Opel in Bochum or the media “ ProSieben and Sat.1 terror world”, which in his opinion “nipped all creativity in the bud”.


The reviews of Enemy of God have been consistently positive. Eduardo Rivadavia from Allmusic found that the record didn't sound quite as fresh as Violent Revolution , but that the songwriting had the same intensity and quality . He awarded four out of five stars. At Blabbermouth.net, Martin White highlighted old-school metal influences such as Slayer , Exodus or, for some guitar harmonies, Iron Maiden , but criticized Sneap's production as "sometimes a bit too 'polished'". He rated the album eight out of ten. In Rock Hard , Boris Kaiser rated it nine out of ten points and spoke of the “mixture of root loyalty and modernity”. He especially liked the melodic solos by Sami Yli-Sirniö . For the same reason Michael Edele from Laut.de called Enemy of God “the quintessence of hoped-for hardness and rediscovered melody.” He awarded the highest rating with five stars. He criticized the "Revisited" edition, published one and a half years later, and recommended it "really only for die-hard fans".

Track list

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Enemy of God
  DE 19th 01/31/2005 (3 weeks)
  AT 45 01/30/2005 (2 weeks)
  1. Enemy of God - 5:43
  2. Impossible Brutality - 4:30
  3. Suicide Terrorist - 3:28
  4. World Anarchy - 3:55
  5. Dystopia - 3:41
  6. Voices of the Dead - 4:33
  7. Murder Fantasies - 4:50
  8. When Death Takes Its Dominion - 5:38
  9. One Evil Comes - A Million Follow - 3:19
  10. Dying Race Apocalypse - 4:40
  11. Under a Total Blackened Sky - 4:28
  12. The Ancient Plague - 6:58
  13. Toxic Trace (Live in Busan , Korea ) (Japan bonus track and bonus on Enemy of God: Revisited )
  14. Coma of Souls (Live in Busan, Korea) (Japan bonus track and bonus on Enemy of God: Revisited )
  15. Impossible Brutality (bonus video on normal edition)

All the pieces were written by Mille Petrozza and Kreator.

The limited-edition digipak included a bonus DVD:

  1. Impossible Brutality (video clip)
  2. Making of… Impossible Brutality
  3. Making of… Enemy of God
  4. Violent Revolution (live clip)
  5. Phobia (live clip)

Bonus DVD of the Revisited Edition:

  • Live Wacken 2005:
  1. Intro
  2. Enemy of God
  3. Impossible brutality
  4. Pleasure to Kill
  5. Phobia
  6. Violent Revolution
  7. Suicide terrorist
  8. Extreme aggression
  9. People of the Lie
  10. Voices of the Dead
  11. Terrible Certainty
  12. Betrayer
  13. Flag of Hate
  14. Tormentor
  • Bonus Bootleg Live at the Rockpalast :
  1. Reconquering the Throne
  2. Renewal
  3. Servant in Heaven-King in Hell
  • Video clips:
  1. Making of Enemy of God
  2. Enemy of God
  3. Dystopia
  4. Impossible brutality
  5. Dying Race Apocalypse

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Volkmar Weber: Richtig pissed off , in: Rock Hard, No. 212
  2. ^ Allmusic.de: Enemy of God review by Eduardo Rivadavia
  3. blabbermouth.net: Enemy of God review by Martin White
  4. rockhard.de: Enemy of God review by Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann
  5. laut.de: Enemy of God review by Michael Edele
  6. laut.de: review Enemy of God Revisited by Michael Edele
  7. Charts DE Charts AT

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