All Hell Breaks Loose (Destruction album)

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All Hell Breaks Loose
All Hell Breaks Loose (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released25 April 2000 (2000-04-25)[1]
RecordedDecember 1999
StudioAbyss Studios, Pärlby, Sweden
GenreThrash metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerPeter Tägtgren, Destruction
Destruction chronology
The Least Successful Human Cannonball
All Hell Breaks Loose
The Antichrist
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rock Hard9.5/10[3]

All Hell Breaks Loose is the sixth studio album by German thrash metal band Destruction, released on 25 April 2000 by Nuclear Blast. It was the first official album released since Cracked Brain in 1990, and the first with Schmier returning to vocals and bass since Release from Agony in 1988. It also marks the return of the band to a three-piece lineup.

The album also includes a cover of Metallica song "Whiplash".


Although All Hell Breaks Loose is considered to be a return to form for Destruction, it still retains some of the groove metal influences from the band's 90s releases from their Neo-Destruction period.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Schirmer and Sifringer, except where noted.

1."Intro" 0:43
2."The Final Curtain" 4:26
3."Machinery of Lies" 3:42
4."Tears of Blood" 4:03
5."Devastation of Your Soul" 4:10
6."The Butcher Strikes Back" 3:08
7."World Domination of Pain" 4:05
8."X-Treme Measures" 4:54
9."All Hell Breaks Loose" 5:40
10."Total Desaster 2000"Schirmer, Sifringer, Sandmann3:07
11."Visual Prostitution" 3:51
12."Kingdom of Damnation" 3:37
13."Whiplash" (Metallica cover)Hetfield, Ulrich3:31
Total length:45:28


  • "Whiplash" is a hidden bonus track on some copies of the record.


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[5]


Guest musicians


Artwork and design

  • Joachim Luetke – cover artwork
  • Dirk Gohr – layout
  • Axel Jusseit – photography


Chart (2000) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 67


  1. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. "All hell breaks loose by DESTRUCTION - info and shop at Nuclear Blast - Nuclear Blast". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Palmerston, Sean. "estruction All Hell Breaks Loose". Retrieved October 28, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Schäfer, Wolfgang. "RH #156". Rock Hard. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Destruction - All Hell Breaks Loose Review -". Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ All Hell Breaks Loose (liner notes). Destruction. Nuclear Blast. 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved December 30, 2014.

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