Violent Revolution

Violent Revolution is the tenth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator. It was released on 25 September 2001 and is the band's first album to feature lead guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö. After almost a decade of musical experimentation with their metal sound (starting with Renewal), with this album the band returned to their 1980s thrash metal style, although it does make use of Gothenburg metal elements.[citation needed] Violent Revolution is now considered to be the catalyst of the early 2000s thrash metal revival movement.[4][5][6]

Violent Revolution
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Studio album by
Released25 September 2001
RecordedFebruary–April 2001, Area 51 and Backstage Studios
GenreThrash metal
ProducerAndy Sneap
Kreator chronology
Past Life Trauma (1985–1992)
Violent Revolution
Live Kreation
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard9.5/10[2]
Ultimate Metal Reviews8.5/10 stars [3]


In 2005, Violent Revolution was ranked number 436 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[7]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mille Petrozza.

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
Total length:56:42
Limited digipak edition bonus track
13."Violent Revolution" (demo)5:56
Total length:62:38


  • Andreas Marschall – cover painting
  • Tommy Newton – engineering
  • Dirk Schelpmeier – design, photography
  • Andy Sneap – production, engineering, mastering, mixing


  1. ^ Violent Revolution at AllMusic
  2. ^ Mühlmann, Wolf-Rüdiger. "Rock Hard". issue 171. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Ultimate Metal Reviews - Kreator - Violent Revolution". Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  4. ^ "THRASH METAL IS RARELY AS ARTFUL AS KREATOR'S HORDES OF CHAOS". 8 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ "The 10 best thrash songs from 2000-2020". Louder. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "13 of the greatest metal songs from late in a band's career". Kerrang!. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  7. ^ Best of Rock & Metal - Die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten (in German). Rock Hard. 2005. p. 34. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.

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