Atrocities (album)

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Studio album by
GenreGothic rock, deathrock
LabelNormal Records
Christian Death chronology
The Wind Kissed Pictures
The Scriptures
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Trouser Pressunfavorable[2]

Atrocities is the fourth studio album by American rock band Christian Death, released in 1986 through record label Normal.

The album's subject matter deals almost exclusively with the Holocaust, including songs about Auschwitz and Josef Mengele.[citation needed] Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales it also featured the songwriting and arrangement skills of Barry Galvin, who, along with Johann Schumann, would leave the group upon the completion of Atrocities - both went on to form Mephisto Walz.

It is the first Christian Death record with Valor Kand taking over main duties following Rozz Williams' departure.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Will-o-the-Wisp" (Valor) - 3:15
  2. "Tales of Innocence" (Valor, B. Galvin) - 6:23
  3. "Strapping Me Down" (Valor, B. Galvin) - 2:36
  4. "The Danzig Waltz" (Valor) - 3:31
  5. "Chimere De-ci De-la" (Valor) - 4:41
  1. "Silent Thunder" (Valor, B. Galvin) - 6:32
  2. "Strange Fortune" (Valor) - 3:52
  3. "Ventriloquist" (Valor) - 4:31
  4. "Gloomy Sunday" (Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress) - 3:01
  5. "The Death of Josef" (Valor, D. Glass) - 4:41



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Atrocities – Christian Death | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Fasolino, Greg; Yeske, Katherine; Ferguson, Scott. " :: Christian Death". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2 March 2019.