Daniel was commanded to “seal the scroll,” but John was commanded NOT to seal the scroll – “for the season is at hand.”
At the close of his visions, the angel commanded Daniel “to close the words and seal the book until the season of the end.” However, in Revelation, the “scroll” is unsealed and opened to reveal its contents. Daniel was told to “seal the scroll,” but John was commanded NOT to do so. The verbal parallels are quite deliberate.
The fourth seal released “Death,” followed by “Hades” to gather the dead in its wake – Revelation 6:7-8.
To this point, the “victims” harmed by the first three seal openings have not been identified, although the details from the assigned task of each “rider” provide certain clues. Nothing has been said about the enemies of the “Lamb,” or about judgments against the “inhabitants of the earth.” Moreover, the actions of the “four riders” are never labeled “plagues,” “wrath,” or “judgments.”