Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Soli Deo Gloria

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TATCD 018, TAT 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album) Tatra, Tatra TATCD 018, TAT 018 Norway 1993 Sell This Version
TATCD 018, TAT 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album) Tatra, Tatra TATCD 018, TAT 018 Norway 1993 Sell This Version
TATCD 018, TAT 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album) Tatra, Tatra TATCD 018, TAT 018 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TAT CD 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tatra TAT CD 018 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
AMG 234 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, RE) Art Music Group AMG 234 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
MET 511D Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(14xFile, AAC, Album, RE) Metropolis MET 511D US 2007
2006Rec 009 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Dig) Hard:drive, 2006Records 2006Rec 009 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
2006Rec 009 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, RE) Hard:drive, 2006Records 2006Rec 009 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
HHR2011-03 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(2xLP, Album, Num, Promo, RE, RM, W/Lbl) Hammerheart Records HHR2011-03 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
HHR2011-03 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Hammerheart Records HHR2011-03 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
BR 085 Apoptygma Berzerk Vinylbox (Soli Deo Gloria)(2xLP, Album, Pic, RE, RM + Box, Ltd, Num) Black Rain BR 085 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Bla) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Blu) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Cle) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Gre) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Red) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
AOF193 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Yel) Artoffact Records AOF193 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
TATCD 2018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tatra TATCD 2018 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
AOF361CD Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Artoffact Records AOF361CD Canada 2018 Sell This Version
AOF361 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Artoffact Records AOF361 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
TATLP 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur) Tatra TATLP 018 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
AOF361 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Artoffact Records AOF361 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
TATLP 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, RE, RM) Tatra TATLP 018 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
TATLP 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, RM, TP, W/Lbl) Tatra TATLP 018 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
AOF361 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, RM, TP, W/Lbl) Artoffact Records AOF361 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
TATLP 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (25th Anniversary Edition)(LP, Album, RM, TP, W/Lbl) Tatra TATLP 018 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
TATCD 018, TAT 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, RP) Tatra, Tatra TATCD 018, TAT 018 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TAT 018, TATCD 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria(CD, Album, RP) Tatra, Tatra TAT 018, TATCD 018 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Cardia1

Cardia1

December 10, 2017
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, CD, Album, RE, RM, TAT CD 018

Overall a very satisfying album, with good songs that marry two genres of music, electronic and pop-rock.
alyxx

alyxx

November 20, 2016
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, Cass, Comp, RE, RM, Red, AOF193
I love the tracklisting on this tape. Instead of "Like Blood From The Beloved" acting as the intro and outro of the album, it instead becomes the intro on both sides, and with Side B acting entirely as a bonus tracks side it makes it a lot more interesting to listen to the album.
Highly recommended for tape enthusiasts.
bonnicon

bonnicon

May 15, 2012
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, CD, Album, TATCD 018, TAT 018
After the rich promise of the singles, this album proves to be no let down. From the charming neo-Classical sound of the opening track, they stamp the quality of their dance-floor-pleaser music firmly into your consciousness with "Bitch" - every bit as good as the singles, this is a well-thought-out song set to a brisk jogging pace aided by a chrome-shiny production. "Burnin' Heretic", an album version of the '2nd Manifesto' single continues on much the same theme, a tune which works it's way into your head before you know it. "Stitch" has an almost JOHN CARPENTER-like feel to it in atmosphere, although it's a lot more forward, a more realised sound. dark medium-paced sequencers patter along while the voice whispers - would suit the soundtrack to a film like "SE7EN". After the dark filler "Walk With Me" comes "Backdraft", later salvaged for a track on the "Deep Red" EP - very much a trad EBM sound, leaner than 242 or most of their peers, this is a slender cyberpunk anthem, more motive force flowing along than hooky, it's still a good track. "Spiritual Reality", another '2nd Manifesto' track follows the charmingly pulsating bedroom electro-quirk of "ARP" - sounding like CLOCK DVA circa "Buried Dreams" nix the eq waves. A good hooky, warm track with the 'But I'm Not Afraid To Die' chorus snagging your attention, worming the track under your skin. "Skyscraping" is a long noise piece which brings to one's mind NIN in a mainstream mood, or ATTRITION at their hottest. The track jumps back & forth between structures and tempos. Joining the ranks of thousands who have released VELVET UNDERGROUND covers, they tackle "All Tomorrow's Parties", injecting their own unique style into a classic song, making it their own for at least the five minutes it plays. It's a dark, doomy version, far removed from the sadness NICO portrayed. After "The Sentinal", an odd mood segue comes "Ashes To Ashes", a variation mix on the "Burnin' Heretic" theme. It kicks up into a fast, frenetic thing, hurtling the album at breakneck speed towards the closing track, another perspective of the almost medieval theme which opens the album, reminding me of "The First Five Minutes After Death" from COIL's "Horse Rotorvator" album - somehow begging a similar voiceover. As most of us predicted early on, APOPTYGMA BERZERK are a power in what is all too often a groundswell field of post-Electronic Body Music. They can put songs together in such a way that they'll have to fight hard not to slip into the mainstream and burn out to greater but shorter-lived profit. A strong, worthy debut album and the precursor for greater things.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.
alyxx

alyxx

November 15, 2011
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, CD, Album, TATCD 018, TAT 018
Soli Deo Gloria remains a great album to this day and has aged very well with time. While the album does have an industrial feeling to it, a lot of the songs have very good catchy hooks to them, especially the openers Bitch and Burnin' Heretic, making it a very accessible EBM record. The '93 remix of Ashes To Ashes is also probably the definitive version of the song. Other great songs on this album are Backdraft, Spiritual Reality and Skyscraping (Schiophreniac). While it failed to become a hit in their native Norway, this album brought a lot of attention to Apop abroad, mostly in Germany where the band had their first tour in 1994. Highly recommended for fans of early 90's synth music as this album sums up that period very well. You can also hear the alternative rock influence here with samples from The Pixies and Alice In Chains, and the guitar by Anders Odden on Burning Heretic, and it gives a hint on what would eventually become the dominating influence in 2005 and onwards.
alyxx

alyxx

November 12, 2011
referencing Vinylbox (Soli Deo Gloria), 2xLP, Album, Pic, RE, RM + Box, Ltd, Num, BR 085
This is a must-have for collectors and fans of early Apop as well. Limited to only 500 copies, this is the first and probably only time you get to hear the 3 other live tracks from the Virtual Xmas concert in Lund, Sweden 1994. The sound quality of these live recordings is a bit so-so but just the fact that they are finally released speaks for itself. This one totally outdoes the standard remastered LP release, and if you can, I recommend picking this one up instead.
DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

April 6, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, CD, Album, TATCD 018, TAT 018

This album acts as both a compilation of early material, as well as Groth's first full-length release. The majority of the non-useless-interlude/intro/outro tracks have been pulled off of APB's first couple of EPs; some of have been re-mixed, while others have been re-recorded. This yields 8 full tracks, and 5 which are simply filler in my opinion. With regards to the new tracks, they fit the same dark 'n' dirty style as the older ones, which makes the album flow effortlessly instead of seeming choppy and as an obvious compilation.
Personally, this is my favourite APB material - before Groth decided to bring in excessive synthpop and electro influences. Instead what you will find here is a consistent collection of stripped down EBM; a nice milestone comp before APB went in a completely different direction.
DarkSouljah

DarkSouljah

March 12, 2004
referencing Soli Deo Gloria, CD, Album, RE, RM, TAT CD 018

In my opinion, this album epitomizes the original intent of APB. The music is lot more mature, serious, and has more darker EBM undertones. Spawing great singles like "Burnin' Heretic" and "Bitch", Soli Deo Gloria is a much better example of APB material. Even though more recent efforts have been decent in their own style and way, SDG and 7 are the true sound of the band when they were in their prime.