Violent Revolution

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Violent Revolution
Studio album by Kreator


September 24, 2001


February - April 2001

Label (s) Steamhammer / SPV

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Thrash metal

Title (number)

12 (13 Limited Edition)

running time


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


Andy Sneap

Studio (s)

Area 51, Celle , Backstage Studios, Derbyshire , England

Violent Revolution Enemy of God

Violent Revolution is the tenth studio album by the German thrash metal band Kreator . It was published by Steamhammer / SPV in September 2001 . It is the first with the new guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (ex- Waltari ). After the experimental phase in the 1990s , Kreator returned to the Thrash style, but also occasionally integrated some melodic elements that are similar to the previous albums.

Origin and style

Before the recording of Violent Revolution had Tommy Vetterli left the band. On the one hand he had some guitar students in Switzerland , on the other hand he wanted to advance his own studio there. With Sami Yli-Sirniö, Petrozza wanted to bring a technically skilled guitarist into the band, who could not play even Vetterlis easy material. In the meantime, the drummer “Ventor” had not been in the band for the second time, but Markus Freiwald was a member of the group for a short time. But the former returned to the recordings. In retrospect, Mille Petrozza expressed understanding for fans who did not like Endorama due to the lack of aggressiveness. The week-long programming was "too difficult" for him. Stylistically, however, he saw Violent Revolution more broadly:

“Some already say:“ Aha, now it's back to the roots ”, but that's actually not true either. There are bumps on the record again, but we still don't sound like the mid-eighties. "

- Mille Petrozza

The cover is based on Coma of Souls , it was designed like the one by Andi Marschall. This is not a marketing gag, but justified in terms of content:

Coma of Souls was about numbing the soul, and Violent Revolution was about the soul in the big city in the lyrics. Since these two topics are similar, we wanted to visually convey the relationship between the two albums. "

- Mille Petrozza

In Reconquering the Throne is not about the "throne" of thrash metal bands, but rather to "aufzurappeln again" for errors or bad experiences.


Violent Revolution provoked positive to euphoric reactions from the critics. Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann from Rock Hard , who has not been enthusiastic about Kreator since Pleasure to Kill , spoke of a “brilliant achievement”, because it contained “not a single blender”. He also praised Andy Sneap's powerful production and gave the album 9.5 out of ten. Allmusic's Gary Hill rated it four out of five stars and saw the band "back in good shape". The combination of the earlier material with the more recent publications has "reinvented" itself. The online magazines were also delighted. drew the top grade ten: “If 2001 really should be the return of Thrash Metal, then Violent Revolution has a lot to blame for this resurrection. What a grenade! ”On it was read:“ Although the title Reconquering the Throne is actually to be understood in a figurative sense, I claim that with an album like this one has the right to the throne! ”

Track list

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Violent Revolution
  DE 38 10/08/2001 (1 week)
  1. Reconquering the Throne - 4:13
  2. The Patriarch - 0:52
  3. Violent Revolution - 4:55
  4. All of the Same Blood (Unity) - 6:12
  5. Servant in Heaven - King in Hell - 5:10
  6. Second Awakening - 4:48
  7. Ghetto War - 5:05
  8. Replicas of Life - 7:34
  9. Slave Machinery - 3:58
  10. Bitter Sweet Revenge - 5:25
  11. Mind on Fire - 3:57
  12. System Decay - 4:33
  13. Violent Revolution (Demo) - 5:56 (Limited Edition Bonus Piece)

Music and lyrics were written by Mille Petrozza and Kreator.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Review Violent Revolution by Pendragon
  2. a b Frank Albrecht: End with the experiments , in: Rock Hard, No. 171
  3. a b c Andreas Himmelstein: Do revolutions have to be loud? , in: Rock Hard, No. 173
  4. Violent Revolution by Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann
  5. Review Violent Revolution by Gary Hill
  6. Review of Violent Revolution
  7. Charts DE

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