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Release date: 26 July 2004
Style: Death metal, Thrash metal

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01. Wargods
02. Firestorms
03. Witchburners
04. 14th Century Plague
05. Hunger My Consort
06. The Evocation
07. Arrival Of The Horsemen
08. End Of Our Times
09. Death

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Lyrics (9)


Additional info
Recorded in December 2002, mixed January 2003 and mastered in February 2003.

The booklet states (exact words):

"All drums are acoustic, no fucking samples or triggers were used!"

Produced by Demonoid. All songs by Demonoid.

Illustration & layout: Gyula Havansak.

The concept of this album tells about the 4 Biblical Riders of the Apocalypse:
War, Plague, Starvation & Death who are all the mightiest of the destructive
Gods. The first part of the album observes the various atrocities by mankind,
and the punishments (plagues, earthquakes, wars...) by the Gods who tried to
redeem them throughout the ages. The second part tells of the mighty evocation
of the riders by a secret religious cabal, and the Rider's final war against
mankind. The last part is where the whole of humankind is eradicated, save for
one man, who will walk the aftermath of plague, war, starvation and death -
unable to breed... destined to die as the last of his kind.

Guest review by
HugeTheConqeror

Rating:
7.8
According to the band's website, Demonoid was formed as a vehicle for Therion members Kristian Niemann, Johan Niemann, and Richard Evensand to play more extreme music. Influenced by darker acts such as Nile and Emperor, they channeled their efforts into this new outlet. The resulting album, "Riders of the Apocalypse," is a Death Metal opus that has all of the aggressiveness of the aforementioned, but at the same time retains that grandiosity that Therion has come to embody for so long.

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published 09.09.2008 | Comments (0)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.6
Back in 2004, the band Therion was on top of the world. With a strong line-up and on the way to release a double album Lemuria/Sirius B], the Swedes' side-project Demonoid went almost unnoticed. Nonetheless, they gave us their first record with Riders of the Apocalypse. Stripped of the operatic vocals and choirs belonging to Therion, this album is a more aggressive version of Therion's music.

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published 06.09.2008 | Comments (0)

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Yugosaki - 07.02.2011 at 22:36  
Rating: 9 Great album !!!!!
JÄY - 04.06.2011 at 10:47  
Rating: 9 Holy shit! underrated, i say
M C Vice - 03.03.2012 at 04:18  
Rating: 8 Does anyone know who the singer at the end of The Evocation is?
Mehdi Taba - 21.09.2012 at 03:16  
Rating: 9 My final grade is 8.7, forget about the two first track just focus on 3-9, Lamb Of God Death Metal .
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.09.2012 at 03:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Mehdi Taba on 21.09.2012 at 03:16

My final grade is 8.7, forget about the two first track just focus on 3-9, Lamb Of God Death Metal .

The first two tracks are probably amongst the best songs on the album if you ask me. Also: Lamb of God death metal? I don't hear that myself.
MetalSpider - 21.09.2012 at 04:06  
Rating: 9 I can't wait to hear a new album from these guys (if it ever comes). This album is a masterpiece and one of the first death metal albums I ever listened to.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2013 at 20:00  
Rating: 9 Doesn't give much away but apparently this was found on a member's external hard drive:

Atrus - 16.10.2013 at 16:05  
Rating: 10
Written by MetalSpider on 21.09.2012 at 04:06

I can't wait to hear a new album from these guys (if it ever comes). This album is a masterpiece and one of the first death metal albums I ever listened to.


+1 here. Same experience.
Lord_Regnier - 18.10.2013 at 01:03  
  Very enjoyable album. I wish they will release another record one day.

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