Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - All You Need Is Love
Hammerheart Records
Heavy / Thrash / Death / Black
12 songs (51'01)
Release year: 2000
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Hammerheart Records
Reviewed by Marc
Album of the month

More than thirty years ago, The Beatles sang "All You Need Is Love". But is this still true? Don't you want some War, Death, Plague or Famine ?

The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse are here to give it to you. The new album of those out-of-the-ordinary germans will probably bring them into the light they deserve. It's difficult to describe their style since they combine so many different and nearly-incompatible influences.

The nicest melodic piano might be combined with death metal riffs, or black metal follow a nearly progressive keyboard part. The singer can produce very well all styles of harsh metal vocals, you won't know what's coming next. You'll have to hear it to believe it. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter don't like boundaries and that's for the best.

With some songs in german and the rest in english, they should appeal to the international market as well as germany. The production is amazing, it was probably very difficult to combine such different styles and sound. Melody and aggression, light and darkness, this CD is the nexus where they all meet.

This CD is a must for all metalheads, but fans of innovative bands like Children Of Bodom will be the first to appreciate it. The perfect mix of melodic and brutal metal?

Killing Songs :
Licked By The Tongues Of Pride, Erhelle Meine Seele, Gone, Reitermania, the rest of the album
Marc quoted 94 / 100
Other albums by Die Apokalyptischen Reiter that we have reviewed:
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Samurai reviewed by Jay and quoted 87 / 100
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Have A Nice Trip reviewed by Crims and quoted 94 / 100
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