Coma of Souls

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Coma Of Souls
Kreator-coma of souls.jpg
Studio album by Kreator
Released November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)
Recorded July – August, 1990
Eldorado and Image Studios
Genre Thrash metal
Length 44:45
Label Noise, Epic
Producer Randy Burns
Kreator chronology
Extreme Aggression
(1989)
Coma Of Souls
(1990)
Renewal
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Coma of Souls is the fifth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator, released in 1990. It was reissued in 2002, with the lyrics for the last four songs missing from the booklet. It would be the last album before the band began experimenting with influences from other musical genres. It also would be the last record issued in the U.S. by Epic Records.

Release[edit]

Coma of Souls was also released in the U.S. as a limited edition in purple vinyl. Although the album's lyrics contain no profanity, original copies of Coma of Souls had a Parental Advisory label on the cover. Subsequent pressings of the album do not carry the Parental Advisory label.

In March 2018, German heavy metal record label Noise released a remastered edition of the album and made it available on CD and vinyl. The release contains a live performance of Kreator at Stadthalle Fürth, Germany on 6th December 1990 and liner notes.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mille Petrozza; all music composed by Kreator.

No. Title Length
1. "When the Sun Burns Red" 5:28
2. "Coma of Souls" 4:18
3. "People of the Lie" 3:15
4. "World Beyond" 2:02
5. "Terror Zone" 5:54
6. "Agents of Brutality" 5:16
7. "Material World Paranoia" 4:59
8. "Twisted Urges" 2:46
9. "Hidden Dictator" 4:47
10. "Mental Slavery" 5:43
2018 Reissue Bonus CD: Live at Stadthalle Fürth, Germany
No. Title Length
1. "When the Sun Burns Red" 5:51
2. "Betrayer" 4:37
3. "Terrible Certainty" 5:58
4. "Extreme Aggression" 5:50
5. "Coma of Souls" 5:00
6. "People of the Lie" 3:26
7. "Choir of the Damned" 1:27
8. "The Pestilence" 8:43
9. "Toxic Trace" 4:14
10. "Drum Solo" 2:54
11. "Terror Zone" 6:03
12. "Pleasure to Kill" 6:49
13. "Flag of Hate" 2:58
14. "Agents of Brutality" 5:18
15. "Riot of Violence" 6:10
16. "Tormentor" 3:30
Total length: 78:54

Personnel[edit]

Kreator[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Randy Burns – production, engineering, mixing
  • Steve Heinke – engineering, mixing
  • Jason Roberts – engineering
  • Andreas Marschall – artwork
  • Martin Becker – photos

2018 reissue technical personnel[edit]

  • Steve Hammonds – compilation
  • Thomas Ewerhard – art and design
  • Jan Meininghaus – art and design
  • Holger Stratmann – additional photos
  • Thomas Simon – additional photos
  • Andy Pearce – mastering
  • Matt Wortham – mastering
  • Malcolm Dome – sleeve notes
  • Olman Viper – live mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 83

References[edit]