Consisting of tracks from its European debut, Soli Deo Gloria, as well as previous singles and remixes, Apopcalyptic Manifesto is Apoptygma Berzerk's first release on Metropolis. While it showcases Stephan Groth's earlier and colder moments of his post-industrial project, the framework is set in place for his future endeavors with techno and electronic body music. Highlights include the militant "Bitch" and "Electronic Warfare," which explode with shots of laser-like synth attacks. Fitting in gracefully is a cover of the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties," which is successfully converted into a dancefloor anthem.
AllMusic Review by Kenyon Hopkin