Coma of Souls

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Coma of Souls
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Studio album by
Released6 November 1990 (1990-11-06)
StudioEldorado, California
Image, United States
GenreThrash metal[1]
LabelNoise, Epic
ProducerRandy Burns
Kreator chronology
Extreme Aggression
Coma of Souls

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. Coma of Souls was Kreator's first release with guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (then-formerly of Sodom), and 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 United States by Epic Records.


Coma of Souls was also released in the United States 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.[citation needed]

In March 2018, German 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 6 December 1990, and liner notes.[2]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

Billboard in their favourable review compared the songwriting of Kreator with that of Metallica and Nuclear Assault and noted lyrical topics: "Songs targeting environmental crisis, war-mongering, and renascent Nazism in band's native land [...] Ecodisaster number 'When The Sun Burns Red' is excellent first course."[1]

Track listing[]

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

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
1."When the Sun Burns Red"5:51
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
Total length:78:54



  • Mille Petrozza – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik – lead guitar
  • Rob Fioretti – bass
  • Ventor – drums

Technical personnel

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

2018 reissue technical personnel

  • 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


Chart (2018) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 83


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Newman, Melinda (1 December 1990). "Album Reviews". Billboard. Vol. 102 no. 48. New York: BPI Communications. p. 68. ISSN 0006-2510. OCLC 67058557.
  2. ^ "Kreator - North American Release Dates Set For Classic '90s Era Album Reissues". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Canada. 8 February 2018. ISSN 1705-3781. OCLC 57191652. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Kreator: Coma of Souls at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ " – Kreator – Coma of Souls" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 March 2018.

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