Slayer - God Hates Us All (CD)
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- Heavy Metal
- Black Metal
- Number of Discs
- Audio CD
- Matt Hyde
- God Hates Us All [PA]
Slayer: Tom Araya (vocals, bass); Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman (guitar); Paul Bostaph (drums).
Recorded at The Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
"Disciple" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Personnel: Tom Araya (vocals); Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King (guitar); Paul Bostaph (drums).
Audio Mixers: Matt Hyde ; Sean Beavan.
Recording information: Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Waterhouse Studios, Vancouver, Canada.
Don't blink. Otherwise, Slayer's eighth studio release will scoot right by at hyper-speed. In fact, morbid images and jackhammer guitar riffs are the only traces that GOD HATES US ALL leaves behind on its demolition path. Heavy, indeed. If lead screamer Tom Araya slows down just for a second, dark mantras such as "I won't be force-fed prophecy" and "My hate is contagious" become frighteningly intelligible. Slayer might not be pretty, but no one can accuse the band of campiness--this is as real (and scary) as it gets.
GOD HATES US ALL is another searing slab of classic Slayer. Highlights include "Disciple" and "Threshold," which capture the group at its bombastic best. Stylistically, the album has all of the characteristics of great thrash metal--grinding guitars, crisp bass drums, and convincing shout-speak vocals. GOD HATES US ALL is not for everyone, however. It will offend many, which is the very reason that the band's fans will embrace it all the more.
- Universal Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Darkness of Christ
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Disciple
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] God Send Death
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] New Faith
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Cast Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Threshold
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Exile
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Seven Faces
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Bloodline
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Deviance
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] War Zone
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Here Comes the Pain
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Payback
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (9/13/01, p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[Their] most brutal record since 1986's REIGN IN BLOOD. Galloping double-bass-drum salvos switch on a dime to furious double-time pummeling..."
Spin (9/01, pp.158-9) - 8 out of 10 - "...Rains new bood, acknowledging the Digital New with squiggly techno-ish synth lines and studio phasing effects....[But] don't worry, Slayer still sound like Slayer...with predatory grace..."
Entertainment Weekly (9/21/01, p.84) - "...The metal equivalent of comfort food..." - Rating: B+
Q (10/01, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...As feral and ferocious an album as they've made in years..."
CMJ (9/17/01, p.20) - "...Blood-soaked M-E-T-A-L..."
- Video Disabled
- Dean Maher; Matt Hyde
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