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SerpentineVIVIVI
10-24-2009, 07:55 PM
I'm gonna start by saying I don't care what anyone says about Slayer, I don't think they've ever released a bad album and they certainly continue this streak for me. I'm not about to get into a "Slayer ideological" argument, cause I know practically everyone's position on it and I really don't care to be frank. I realize I'm about one of the only people on this site who cares for them anymore, and that's just OK :D.

Moving on, "Psychopathy Red" blew me away, I thought that was great, nothing more be said. "Hate Worldwide" was a wee bit disappointing, but still good. When the title track came out, I was thoroughly impressed, I thought it was the best track since and it had such an awesome progression that was very different from what Slayer usually do, so I got very excited. Then the 30 second samples were released, and the only one that sounded eh to me was Human Strain, everything else sounded kickass (granted the fail Americon lyrics, but who listens to Slayer primarily for their lyrics anyway?). The production/mixing of the album was concerning me a little bit too, but it's not like it was St. Anger, so I pretty much had high hopes for the album, and now it's time for the verdict: This album is pretty damned good, but left me wanting a little bit more.

Opening with the title track, I already shared my opinion there, and I say that it is an awesome track with a lot of variety from the "typical Slayer song". The groove in the middle is sick, and the headbanging part that comes after is just a POW in your face. The solo is awful though, so much pointless wankery, but that's a small nuance that doesn't really affect the big picture for me. Awesome track though, one of the best on the record IMO. "Unit 731" is a great fast track, typical Slayer in-your-face kind of shit. Great vocals, great riffage, great song. "Snuff" is a fast song as well, not really that out there and catchy as I'd want it to be, but I must say the chorus is pretty awesome. Just for the sake of being a tough critic, it's not a standout but it's a good, expected song from Slayer.

"Beauty Through Order" is a very eh track for me, takes a LONG time to get "into it", and even then it is not that good to me. Lost interest about halfway to me, and the riff after it gets "in it" is a total "Read Between The Lies" ripoff :D;). Overall, eh. "Hate Worldwide" to me was borderline good-great, it's definitely solid for me, especially the mid-section onwards. Not much else to say there. "Public Display Of Dismemberment" starts out with a cool harmony riffage, not Slayer like that much, and it proceeds into some traditional kickass Slayer riffage. I think one of the things that makes this song is the change of momentum; it's perfect when they slow down then speed up again, it's done so many times in the span of one minute it's sick. Definitely a standout track, I could definitely see it on "Reign In Blood" if times were right :horns:. "Human Strain" was not on my highest hopes list, because as I said before it sounded very eh, and it certainly starts eh to me. The dissinence doesn't work on that song, and it sounds pretty stale to me. Although, I must say the mid-section of the song thoroughly impressed me. It sounded EXACTLY like something that would be on Seasons, and this track left a HUGE question mark in my head as to why the whole song wasn't like that, cause IMO the song blows except for that part.

"Americon" is an awesome track, really catchy chorus, and the lyrics flow really well to their delivery, definitely one of my favorite tracks. "Psychopathy Red" is fucking awesome. End of story. "Playing With Dolls" starts out kind of funny, but I kept an open mind. Interestingly slow, to some degree it turned me off and to some degree it kept me interested (paradox much? O_o). It's an awesome track, actually a standout....go figure :). Final track, "Not Of This God" is a fine track, does its job I guess. It's not great, it's not bad, it's allright. Overall, to end the album review, I really think that the album is solid and all, but some parts of songs just really get me down because they're really stale. I was hoping for a BAM in-your-face shit, but it was like a 5% weaker version of Christ Illusion. Say what you will, I liked Christ Illusion a lot, but WPB was a step down a bit for me. Some killer tracks, some eh tracks. That's about all as much as I can say for that, so give it a listen for yourself, make an opinion, I've stated mine. Roddy out :D

Edit: Standout tracks are the title track, Unit 731, Psychopathy Red, Playing With Dolls, and Public Display of Dismemberment IMO. This probably won't be making top 5 material for me unfortunately, and if the tide REALLY turns bad for them, not even top 10 :(

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idrinkwine732
10-24-2009, 08:48 PM
I didn't like it. I absolutely LOVE Psychopathy Red, but the rest of it just was meh to me. I'll give it a few more spins tomorrow, but my first few listens did not impress me.

Div
10-25-2009, 09:51 PM
i thought this album sucked hard, not their worst album, id put it somewhere in between christ illusion and god hates us all. but if you liked it thats cool i guess. imo megadeth wins the "big four award" unless anthrax somehow throws us a good album, which i doubt.

TonyD
10-25-2009, 11:22 PM
imo megadeth wins the "big four award" unless anthrax somehow throws us a good album, which i doubt.

Just what I was thinking, imo Anthrax is disqualified for being dicks/continuing a band with 2.5 original members. Even though the new guy was an unknown, after hearing both sides of the story he sounds more reasonable.

I didn't like it. I absolutely LOVE Psychopathy Red, but the rest of it just was meh to me. I'll give it a few more spins tomorrow, but my first few listens did not impress me.
I wouldn't say I love it, but this is pretty much what I'm thinking after hearing the first 3 released tracks and the samples of the others. I saw it and had the opportunity to hooliganize, but didn't.

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-26-2009, 05:50 AM
I definitely think Megadeth win that field too. World Painted Blood is good for me, but it doesn't cut it. After hearing Psychopathy and the three tracks, I was expecting better. And the lack of bass on the record is really aggravating. Honestly, I might even have to put Death Magnetic in front of World Painted Blood (I'd have to think about it for a while though ;)). I never thought I'd be saying that :(

idrinkwine732
10-26-2009, 06:11 AM
Honestly, I might even have to put Death Magnetic in front of World Painted Blood (I'd have to think about it for a while though ;)). I never thought I'd be saying that :(

Don't you ever say that, it wasn't that bad.

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-26-2009, 06:31 AM
Don't you ever say that, it wasn't that bad.

Half wrong, half right. Wrong part is, this is just another Slayer record, and to be total non-bias, it's not really all that great. Metallica made a comeback record (which I thought would suck) and it turned out to be pretty good minus shitty production/mixing and fail drumming/solos.

Right in that the good songs on WPB compared to the good on DM are way better, at least I think so. And the fact that Slayer can still perform their songs competently lounge :D

PowerMaiden
10-26-2009, 11:15 AM
good review SerpentineVIVIVI , I guess the album is already out in the states, up here we'll have to wait another week.


For my part, I absolutely love the 3 tracks that are already out, title track is very original for Slayer and super good, Hate Worldwide is amazing so is Psychopathy Red. I have great expectation for this release and can't wait to finally have it


for me Slayer is by far the best band out of the big four but that's not really the point here and frankly each to is own taste, and everyone who says that God Hates Us All is a weak album I really don't understand, it's as good if not better than anything\everything they have ever done.




Cheers !
PowerMaiden

jhdeity
10-26-2009, 11:19 AM
Wow. I've only heard 3 songs and really liked all 3. Fast as hell. Is it on the BT sites now? I plan on buying it but still like jamming it when I have no shows coming up for a few weeks. This would be the perfect time for me to give it 10 spins to give a fair assessment. I had it penciled in my Top 10 based on the limited offerings I had. If someone would ahve said new Megadeth would be better 'd almost be bummed... Endgame is growing on me but I had really high expectations for Slayer.

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-26-2009, 11:32 AM
good review SerpentineVIVIVI , I guess the album is already out in the states, up here we'll have to wait another week.


For my part, I absolutely love the 3 tracks that are already out, title track is very original for Slayer and super good, Hate Worldwide is amazing so is Psychopathy Red. I have great expectation for this release and can't wait to finally have it


for me Slayer is by far the best band out of the big four but that's not really the point here and frankly each to is own taste, and everyone who says that God Hates Us All is a weak album I really don't understand, it's as good if not better than anything\everything they have ever done.




Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Thanks man, glad you liked it. I also loved the three tracks, but it's just the rest of the tracks are sort of lacking some punch, I really don't know how to pin it down to words. The only track in my opinion that TRULY competes/overplays the other three is "Public Display of Dismemberment" and "Unit 731". It's by no means a bad album, just I was expecting more from the almighty Slayer.

Oh, and P.S., it's not out in the states yet ;)

To jhdeity: Pretty much read the above, haha. I expected a lot as well, just didn't hit the platinum, It hit silver/gold though.

DethMaiden
10-26-2009, 11:37 AM
I haven't heard this album yet but I don't understand all the hate for Death Magnetic. It's better than Endgame, that's for sure.

SomewhereInTime72
10-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Well, I'm not even going to try listening to this. IMO, Christ Illusion was one of the worst albums I've ever heard, and Psychopathy Red was lame. I get the feeling that trying to listen to this album would just piss me off. :eyes: :hmm: :bouville:

Dextrimental
10-26-2009, 11:51 AM
I haven't heard this album yet but I don't understand all the hate for Death Magnetic. It's better than Endgame, that's for sure.

FAIL

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-26-2009, 12:04 PM
I haven't heard this album yet but I don't understand all the hate for Death Magnetic. It's better than Endgame, that's for sure.

:eyes:

To Somewhereintime72: If you didn't like Christ Illusion then don't even bother, you won't like it. It ain't no "return to form" if there need be any. As I said before, I don't think Slayer have ever released a bad album, but to each his own.

mankvill
10-26-2009, 12:07 PM
:eyes:

To Somewhereintime72: If you didn't like Christ Illusion then don't even bother, you won't like it. It ain't no "return to form" if there need be any. As I said before, I don't think Slayer have ever released a bad album, but to each his own.

Laaaame. I don't hate Christ Illusion, but it was certainly a letdown. The three songs I've heard so far I kinda like, however.

PowerMaiden
10-26-2009, 12:12 PM
if I can just add my 2 cents, imho Chris Illusion is by far the worst Slayer album; you have Cult, Jihad, Flesh Storm and maybe Skeleton Christ that are really good. That album was a real let down for me after the masterpiece that God Hates Us All was


I just hope World Painted Blood can be as good as the 3 tracks that are already out, I would really freak out.



Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Dextrimental
10-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Im with Serpentine, Iv yet to hear a slayer album I dont like. Of course you have the weaker albums, but every album has been slayer. No acoustic songs, no ballads, no change in direction. It has been, and always will be, Slayer. This album, from what iv heard, reflects that.

That being said, Megadeths Endgame takes the biscuit for best big four record of the last ones released, Id put world painted blood next, then Death Magnetic.

DethMaiden
10-26-2009, 12:17 PM
:eyes:


FAIL

:ass: :finger:

Another penetration of the "it's not cool to like Metallica" syndrome. Death Magnetic is a great record. Endgame is a pretty good record. Slayer have sucked hard for 19 years. World Painted Blood is going to eat hairy asshole.

Dextrimental
10-26-2009, 12:23 PM
Nope, I just love Endgame, I loved UA too. Death Magnetic was long winded, its good, but long winded. Slayer rock, I love them, and World Painted Blood. Tis just my opinion :)

PowerMaiden
10-26-2009, 12:40 PM
:ass: :finger:

Another penetration of the "it's not cool to like Metallica" syndrome. Death Magnetic is a great record. Endgame is a pretty good record. Slayer have sucked hard for 19 years. World Painted Blood is going to eat hairy asshole.

:confused::confused:


I like you buddy but I completelly dissagree with everything in there apart for Endgame beiing pretty good.


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-26-2009, 12:59 PM
It's not that it's cool to not like Metallica, I don't care about that pre-notion. It's that the record, as Dextrimental put it, is very long winding and gets old quickly. The mixing blows, the drums blow, and it's just not as great as everyone makes it out to be. I think Megadeth's new one is better, just my opinion.

And to go back to the Slayer thing, as I said in the beginning, I don't care what the haters have to say, it's fucking Slayer, suck it! They've always stayed true to their roots, granted some albums have been less good than others. I will never understand how Christ Illusion is seen as so bad, but I'm clearly in the minority, so I'll take the flaming, I don't care.

SomewhereInTime72
10-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Yeah, I don't think Death Magnetic is as good as Endgame at all. A lot of the songs are too drawn out in DM, and the production is pretty bad. Both are good though.

The Ancient Mariner
10-26-2009, 02:15 PM
Yeah, I don't think Death Magnetic is as good as Endgame at all. A lot of the songs are too drawn out in DM, and the production is pretty bad. Both are good though.

Listening to Endgame now. Hardly stopped playing it since I bought it (except to relisten to Rust In Peace once again! :rocker: )

I havent heard the new Slayer album yet, although it is on my shopping list ... hope it is as good as both Megadeth and Metallica's Death Magnetic (not bad for a comeback album, hey?!?!)

Rammstein Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da is next though (heard some good reports already) :horns:

Only wish Slayer were bringing Megadeth to the UK with them :mad:

Div
10-26-2009, 02:22 PM
Endgame > DM


BTW they totally ripped off Bruce Dickinson by making a song about Unit 731

Dextrimental
10-26-2009, 02:46 PM
Endgame > DM


BTW they totally ripped off Bruce Dickinson by making a song about Unit 731

They wrote a song about the same subject, how is that ripping off Brucey? If the song had the same feel to it, and the lyrics were overtly similar, than Id agree, but its Slayer, and its Bruce Dickinson, two completely different ways of writing a song and putting it together..

Div
10-26-2009, 03:41 PM
They wrote a song about the same subject, how is that ripping off Brucey? If the song had the same feel to it, and the lyrics were overtly similar, than Id agree, but its Slayer, and its Bruce Dickinson, two completely different ways of writing a song and putting it together..

when one of the biggest names in metal writes a song about a pretty specific topic its safe to say that other bands should just stay away from that unless they want to be constantly compared. makes it seem like slayers run out of brutal historical massacres to sing about.

mastodon421
10-26-2009, 03:43 PM
This album was kind of a letdown. It is pretty good and its on a Christ Illusion level but its still just not anything too great.

Also my opinion on the Endgame vs Death Magnetic battle. Personally i think Endgame blows Death Magnetic out of the water. DM is by no means bad but Endgame is a fantastic record and i think it has better riffs,solos and overall just much better songs than DM.

PowerMaiden
10-26-2009, 03:55 PM
just finished my 2 nd listen, ---> MASTERPIECE , possibly



one thing is certain, Endgame and Death Magnetic are not even close to this




Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Dextrimental
10-26-2009, 06:19 PM
when one of the biggest names in metal writes a song about a pretty specific topic its safe to say that other bands should just stay away from that unless they want to be constantly compared. makes it seem like slayers run out of brutal historical massacres to sing about.

But Bruces solo stuff is nowhere near as big or well known as Slayers. And its Slayer vs. Bruce Dickinson, theres no comparion, completely different bands. I doubt they're running out of massacers, they saw this one, which is more likely, 'this is interesting lets write about it' or 'Bruce Dickinson wrote about this, lets rip him off'..

jhdeity
10-28-2009, 04:45 AM
My 1st time listening to this cd I agreed with your review almost to a T. The fast songs were epic and some of the others seemed like filler almost. In true Slayer fashion the 4th time was the charm. I love this cd now. Slayer has always been an acquired taste and people who don't get them, really don't give them a chance to sink in.

The 1st time through certain things really bugged me. The "wankery" solo in the title track, the annoying beginning riff to Playing With Dolls and the commercial beginning to Americon to name a few. Funny how after a few listens those things don't bother me now.

I knew 3 songs in that this cd was going to be in my Top 10 and it's Top 5 all day long for me. It takes a few spins but trust me, it's worth it. As good as Endgame is, it's missing the tenacity this cd has. I really like certain songs on Endgame but songs like the title track are plodding and redundant to me. If you're going to play the same riff for 6 minutes make it a riff like Overkill-Skullcrusher that never gets old. Both Top 10 cd's but as usual I have Slayer over Megadeth. Actually I was thinking about it driving into work today. I think I'd have every Slayer album rated slightly or way over every Megadeth album going in chronological order. As much as I like Megadeth, only Peace Sells vs. Hell Awaits would even be really close. Maybe a good topic for a thread...

That being said did anyone else notice the "Mustaine" vocal delivery in certain parts of WPB? I really noticed it in latter stages of the title track. Interesting

makethemsuffer12
10-29-2009, 03:45 PM
I haven't listened to the whole thing yet but here's what I think so far;

Human Strain - I really liked this track alot. I personally liked the riffage in the song, and the midsection was badass as well, though it was reminiscent of the Jihad intro, to me at least.

Beauty Through Order - Strarts off kinda weak a little boring. It picks up from around the middle and on though.

Public Display of Dimemberment - Can you say blast beats? Really sick, fast, brutal track.

Americon - Good song. I dig the eastern influences in some of the guitar playing, which is not something I would expect from Slayer.

So far I'm really digging this album. It's impressing me more than Endgame did on my first listen, though I must say I have come to enjoy the album very much.

And on the subject of Death Magnetic, I think it's a great album. I would put it close to Endgame and WPB, mainly because I felt the album had really strong songs. The only thing that really sets it back is probably the same thing everyone else would say; the shitty tones/production. Seriously, if that album had the same production values of Endgame, it would truly deserve all of the critical praise it has gotten.

Acruce_Mortem
10-29-2009, 05:16 PM
i just downloaded this album and i really enjoy it. it just continues their streak



:blaze:!

jhdeity
10-30-2009, 08:15 AM
The more I listen to it, the more I like it. The more speed, the merrier! Their best cd in years!

PowerMaiden
10-30-2009, 06:16 PM
this album is a masterpiece, well for me at least.





Cheers !
PowerMaiden

idrinkwine732
10-30-2009, 08:07 PM
Everyone's loving this, but after 2 or 3 listens I was dissapointed, sounds like I'll have to spin it again.

Dextrimental
10-31-2009, 01:14 AM
This album RULES!!!

That all I have to say on the matter.

mastodon421
10-31-2009, 06:41 AM
Everyone's loving this, but after 2 or 3 listens I was dissapointed, sounds like I'll have to spin it again.

I agree i am not nearly as crazy about it as everyone else.

jhdeity
11-03-2009, 08:28 AM
HAPPY SLAYER DAY! Curious to see what everyone else thinks...

powerslave_85
11-03-2009, 04:10 PM
The production on this album is awful. The guitars are paper-thin and the vocals are way too loud. That said, I listened to about half of it and got bored.

mankvill
11-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Good:

Unit 731
Snuff
Beauty Through Order
Hate Worldwide
Psychopathy Red
Not Of This God

Meh:

World Painted Blood
Public Display Of Dismemberment
Playing With Dolls

Bad:

Human Strain
Americon (stupidest fucking lyrics of all time)

Best Song: Unit 731
Worst Song: Americon

I liked this album SO MUCH MORE than I thought I was going to. It kicks the shit out of Christ Illusion.

andrew_metalhead
11-03-2009, 11:16 PM
My review of Slayer's 'World Painted Blood' is now up on Full Metal Rock!! \m/ http://www.fullmetalrock.com/Reviews.html

Natrlhi
11-05-2009, 06:59 AM
Good:

Unit 731
Snuff
Beauty Through Order
Hate Worldwide
Psychopathy Red
Not Of This God

Meh:

World Painted Blood
Public Display Of Dismemberment
Playing With Dolls

Bad:

Human Strain
Americon (stupidest fucking lyrics of all time)

Best Song: Unit 731
Worst Song: Americon

I liked this album SO MUCH MORE than I thought I was going to. It kicks the shit out of Christ Illusion.

I agree with a lot of this - especially the final statement. Here is my take on the individual tracks:

World Painted Blood - Very good opener. You can actually hear the bass on this one. Good solos. I like the "chanted" vocals from 4:00 to 5:00. 8/10
Unit 731 - Nice and thrashy - nice lyrics (except the chorus, which gets a little repetitive for me). 7/10
Snuff - Another thrashy tune - good lyrics and riffs. Reminds me of "Reborn" for some reason. 8/10
Beauty Through Order - For some reason, I like this a lot. It's not as consistently thrashy and fast as the others, but I like the slower parts - it reminds me of something from South or Seasons. Nice riffage and lyrics from 2:30 to 4:00. 8/10
Hate Worldwide - Second best song on the album. Riffy, nice solos, cool lyrics and vocals, fast and thrashy as hell - yeah, this is really good. 9/10
Public Display of Dismemberment - I like the double bass - this might be the fastest paced song on the album. Nice solos. 7/10
Human Strain - The guitars in the beginning are kinda cool, but otherwise the song is kinda boring to me. 6/10
Americon - Lame lyrics, repetitive song structure, no particularly good riffs or solos. 5/10
Psychopathy Red - Best song on the album. Killer riffs and solos. Nice vocals. Fast, frantic and thrashy. Catchy as hell, too. Perfect. 10/10
Playing with Dolls - I agree with Mankvill - this could have been better - but somehow I am drawn to this song anyway. Vocals are creepy. 7/10
Not of This God - This one reminds me of something from Reign in Blood - again, maybe "Reborn". Anyway, it's very good stuff. Nice closer. 8/10

mastodon421
11-05-2009, 11:20 AM
If i were to rate it song by song it would look something like this

Very Good:
World Painted Blood
Snuff
Unit 731

Pretty Good:
Beauty Through Order
Psychopathy Red

Alright:
Public Display Of Dismemberment
Not of This God

Crap:
Human Strain
Americon
Playing With Dolls
Hate Worldwide

Proably give it like a 7.5/10 one of the bigger letdowns of 2009 for me. Its about on par with Christ Illusion in my book.

PowerMaiden
11-05-2009, 11:57 AM
here's my song by song rating:

World Painted Blood 10/10
Unit 731 10/10
Snuff 8.5/10
Beauty Through Order 10/10
Hate Worldwide 10/10
Public Display Of Dismemberment 8/10
Human Strain 9/10
Americon 10/10
Psychopathy Red 10/10
Playing With Dolls 11/10
Not Of This God 9/10




this album is a masterpiece imho and Playing With Dolls is already in my top 10 favourite Slayer song ever



Here's my full review (in french) if anyone can read it :p

1. World Painted Blood

Oh !!! suprise, on se la start en douceur, un ti mood annonciateur de massacre, et effectivement quand le petit mood nous quitte et le riff de départ nous fend la gueule en 4 avec Tom qui chevauche le tout d’une voix faché noir comme on l’aime, déjà, nous sentont qu’ont est en selle pour de quoi de grand, grandiose peut être même. Ça pue le Slayer a plein nez dès le départ. Riff bien gras soutenue par la section rythmique endiabler tel que l’on connais d’eux, sa déboule a une belle vitesse. Puis la 2 iemme partie de la toune totalement débile (a 2 m 19 s précise) t’as déjà le gout de te battre avec quelqu’un, très unusual comme vibe mais totalement dans les dents, des super hooks de guitare sur un rythme d’enfer entrecouper de shredage de fromage en grain, du Kingsey en plus, j’me pete la tête sur le bureau -à WOW !!! Puis tout ralentit sur le premier solo; solo style ‘’sa vas mal a shop en criss aider moé quelqu’un’’ , totalement malade . Ensuite le solo arrete et Tom nous parle d’une voix calme et posée sur juste le ti riff avec Dave qui assure tout en douceur ( Like A Disease .. Spreading Death … Erasing Your Existence…) et sa monte .. sa monte … sa monte … BANG ! fallais s’y attendre Tom ce fache enragé noir encore pour reprendre ensuite la formule a fond Léon ., incroyable comment c’est original et frais pour Slayer, vraiment cool. Une criss de varloppe en pleine gueule, je lui donne un gros 10/10 bien facile.

Petite note personnelle :je l’aurais mis plus tard sur l’album, non pas parce qu’elle a quoi que ce soit qui cloche la, une astie de toune de l’enfer mais un peu comme Sign Of The Cross ou encore South Of Heaven, pour moi, et je parle juste pour moi la, des tounes moody de même sa passe encore mieux plus tard sur l’album. Comprenez moi bien, on est loin de la ballade la mais me semble une toune comme Psychopathy Red ou encore Hate Worldwide ou tout le monde se défonce au max sa aurrais eu encore plus d’effet. Mais encore une fois, une caliss de toune incroyable et très très originale pour Slayer

10/10





2. Unit 731

Ouf .. le riff d’ouverture ne laisse aucun doute possible, c’est Slayer ostie ! Bing! Bang ! Rentre dedans sans ouvrir la porte ! Dave embarque dans la dance et on varge dans le tas ! Une toune totalement démente qui aurais très bien pu se retrouver sur Reign In Blood tellement la rappidité et la structure rappelle cette époque. Rapide, violent, catchy aussi; quand Tom dit ‘’What Are Your Final Thoughts ‘’ moi je trip ben raide. On vogue sur un jeu de guitare et une rythmique vraiment brutale du début a la fin. Le systême nerveux est solicité juste a point avec ce riffage -oooouuuuuu sa chatouille par en dedans.Tom lui hurle a qui veut l’entendre, splendide ! Les solos sont superbe. Tom nous fait un autre brin de jasette vers la fin puis ont fini sa sur les chapeaux de roue. Y a vraiment rien qui accroche. Superbe offrande qui arrache carrément tout sur son passage.



10/10



3. Snuff


Sa repart comme l’autre avais fini : a 100 miles a l’heure ! une bonne mise en situation instumentale au départ puis ont progresse vers un autre rythme de fou avec des cris de Tom ‘’ACTIOOOON !!!’’ surplomber de riffs puissant et de bon lead guitars parts. Le solo est arracheur de dents mais pas autant que le twin lead qui le suit. Murder Is My Future !!! Killing Is My Future - Torture , Misery – Endless Suffuring. Nous sommes en terrain connus hehehe. La toune change de vitesse sur ces lyrics de belle façon. J’aime mieux les 2 première mais cette toune n’est pas un navet, oohhh que non. J’hésite entre un 8 ou un 9, pas facile, je tranche la poire en 2


8.5/10



4. Beauty Through Order

Bon, caliss de tabarnak quéssé qui se passe la encore , une genre d’intro fucké, moody encore, très unusual encore ! Mais O-combien excellent. Criss que les gars ce sont laisser aller sans ce mettre de barrières. La toune est extremement moody et sa pue la maladie mentale ou de quoi de complêtement illogique qui se passe comme mood. Brillant ! Criss que c’est cool a entendre. Ca frisse la toune atmosphérique par bout ostie ! Vous avez bien lut, Slayer et toune atmosphérique, pas croyable n’est ce pas ! On surf sur un Tom qui ne beugle pas comme a l’accoutumé du moin au départ, c’est accompagné d’un riffage de circonstance, c’est space en criss pour du Slayer, merveilleux !!. Bien sur a 2 m 8 ont n’ent peu plus de cette douleur maladive que la toune impregne et on sent le besoin d’une tite passe 100 MPH, allors les gars lache leur fou un brin mais cette tite passe ne dure que le temps des roses. Rapidement on reviens a un vibe mongol avec des hooks de guitares qui te grafigne le squelette de façon merveilleuse. La finalle est carrément endiablée pour une autre note parfaite. Incroyable !



10/10






5. Hate Worldwide

Bon elle sa fait déja un ti bout qu’ont l’entend, je sais pus trop quel qualificatif utilisé pour la décrire. On vas y aller comme suit pour rester simple : Du vrai Slayer pour les purs et durs serais un bon terme me semble. Car cette toune toune est une torcherie de bout en bout. Pas de niasage les gars veullent notre peau. Sa part avec un ‘’I Stab You Between The Eyes’’ et c’est parfait comme point de départ , et il n’y auras aucun relachement jusqu'à la fin. En bonus : une passe instrumentale a couper le soufle dret après le 2 iemme solo ou c’est carrément l’extase musicale. Dans les années 80 le monde brisait du mobilier ou se tappais sur la gueule en écouttant Slayer et bien c’est exactement ce que j’ai le gout de faire avec cette bombe a neutron !


10/10



6. Public Display Of Dismemberment

Sa start en fou encore une fois, le chaos musical total, et le premier mot qui sort de la bouche de Tom est ‘’Anarchy !!’’ tout a fait normal dans les circonstances. Une super toune sans vraiment rien de majeur a noter, simplement tout est au max jusqu’au bridge a 1 m 13 sec ou on baisse légèrement en vitesse mais nullement en intensité. Puis le temps de le dire ont repart le tout encore plus rapide qu’au début. Une toune qui ferais tombé de la brique de sur les maisons. J’aimerais bien dire que c’est so-so ou aahh un filler, mais non c’est de beaucoup meilleur que sa, et c’est tellement brutal que t’en sort essoufflé a l’arrivée. Impossible de pas lui donner au moin un 8


8/10



7. Human Strain


Toune moody encore ,moin rapide aussi, le jeu des guitares est encore en évidence ici, du bon riffage , très groovy et original encore une fois, différent de la toune spécifique de Slayer, toujours très bon sans être grandiose comme certaine précédente on pense, et bien a 1 m 33 le vibe débile encore qui viens être créer nous fait nous 2 nd guesser, caliss c’est dément encore !!! un genre d’interlude musical, oui-oui interlude musical et Slayer , assez rare et super cool , … Tom parle au lieu de chanter … puis ensuite il chante au lieu de beugler hahaha !, criss que c’est réussit, avec les ti hook\lead de la guitar en symbiose avec les bang bang de Dave , hallucinant !! Un autre 9 dans la poche, très réussit, chapeau !


9/10



8. Americon

Sacrament ginette !!! Encore une criss de garnotte, très très a-la-Venom rip off au début avec Dave qui fait simplement tapoché sur sa caisse clair et son bass drum avec Tom qui suit le rythme endiabler avec ses vocals et un riff de guitare totalement mongol. Une caliss de varloppe. Encore une fois superbement fraiche et originale pas de le mood des tounes habituelle de Slayer. Moin complexe que d’autre en terme d’exécution mais totalement dans les dents au niveau du groove. Astie ! trop bon ! . Les solos sont efficace au max en plus. T’as le gout de faire le chimpanzé qui cherche des bananes durant Americon. Les lyrics de ce que j’en comprend sont relier a la betise de la guerre des USA.



10/10






9. Psychopathy Red


Une autre qu’on se farci régulièrement depuis cet été, carnage total au niveau de la vitesse, de l’aggressivité, de la hargne, du jeu inspirer de nos 4 héros et de tout le reste. Ont se fait ramasser le portrait d’aplomb avec cette offrande, pas de place pour ce cacher, sa viens de tout bord tout coté. Dès les premieres écoutes c’était un 10 et après quelques mois elle n’a pas baisser d’un cran. Déjà un classique même oserais je dire. Des hooks de guitares qui solicitte ta moelle épinière comme un chirurgien qui opère a la chainsaw. Structure plus conventionnelle je veut bien mais sa en prend bien quelques une sur le lot. J’ai tu dit carnage … bien sur, oui !




10/10





10. Playing With Dolls

Je sais pas si je doit rire ou pleurer de joie les amis, vraiment. Je vais sacrer un bon coup tiens sa vas peut être me faire du bien - Caliss de tabarnak d’ostie de st-ciboire de calvaire de criss, je rêve tu moi la ou quoi ?!???

Une intro complètement folle les copines, un ti lead guitare, puis le drum, puis la basse qui viens t’envouter avec la voix de Tom qui nous amènes comme en transe… Allors qu’onyt est dans un état second et bien sa s’emplifie : ‘’DIE IN FRONT OF ME !!!’’ hurler a plein poumons au dessus de ce vibe totalement fou ou tu vire quasiment trisomique 21. Cette passe reviens a quelque reprise durant la toune et si c’étais juste de moi je l’aurais remit en boucle durant 15 minutes de plus tellement c’est enivrant. Cette toune me déstabilise un peu a la 213 et c’est pas peu dire. Criss que sa sonne tordue comme toune et Slayer dans les tounes tordues sont passer maitre dans cet art. Grandiose !!! Un moment donner sa prend de la vitesse mais vraiment ce qui ressort de cette toune c’est la mongolité du vibe, un vibe malsain genre. Totalement original et inovateur quasiment , pour eux du moin. Bon je m’enballe peut être un brin la mais c’est vous dire combien cette toune vient me chercher. Certain qu’il y a des bout rapides et violents qui vienne changer le rythme un peu mais sans rien enlever a rien, c’est totalement débile comme toune. Ce qu’ils sont capable de venir créer comme ambiance avec ce petit bijoux m’émerveille comme quand j’ai connus l’amour c’est pas mellant :p Tom un moment donné qui en rajoutte avec ‘’You Wish You Were In Hell’’ autrement dit sa vas tellement mal en se moment qu’en enfert sa serais bien mieux que présentement . Je capote ostie !



11/10




11. Not Of This God


Bon, comment ce remettre de nos émotions d’avoir jouée avec nos poupées … avec une toune rapide, une toune intense, violente. Une tentative de closer l’album un peu a la Payback sur GHUA. Tu vois qu’il ne veullent laisser aucun doute, on mise sur le mood chaos total et Tom se laisse allé au niveau ‘’j’vous cris dans les oreille mes osties’’. Très solidement jouée avec un beau petit point d’encrage qui nous rammene sur le planché des vaches genre marche millitaire (1 m 41) – Oui mon caporal !!! . Je la comparais a Payback, well elle n’as peut être pas autant d’impact je trouve, mais très belle tentative. J’adore aussi la partie de la guitare bien grassouillette avec Tom qui chante au dessus. Un coup la marche fini ont caliss tout au boutte pour finir sa completement démolit.

9/10




A l’arrivée un album absolument incroyable, d’une solidité a toute épreuve, très divertifier surtout, c’est sa qui est vraiment cool venant de Slayer, 4 tounes assez originale pour eux (changement de style a divers niveaux) et les 4 sont très réussis - World Painted Blood, Beauty Through Order, Human Strain et Playing With Dolls et même Americon est différente aussi. Les tounes défonce gencives le sont en ostie aussi ! J’ai hate de voir les commentaires du monde mais me semble que c’est carrément un chef d’œuvre, pour moi en tous les cas ça l’est. Christ Illusion n’étais qu’un accident de parcour. Une demande spécial au boys : svp jouez Playing With Dolls en show a Montréal :p et je calcul mon 11/10 dans le total, des tounes aussi grandiose sa arrive pas souvent mais quand c’est plus fort que toi, tu n’a pas le choix d’abdiquer.105.5/110



Note Globale : 96 %




Bravo !



Cheers !
PowerMaiden

DethMaiden
11-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Alright, well, I have to do a real review for the paper, but I'll say this much now:

The title track starts off fairly awesome but then there comes that spoken part that sounds way too much like really shitty rap metal that it ruins the song. Beauty Through Order is pretty cool. The rest of the album sucks hairy balls, and Playing With Dolls is THE WORST SLAYER SONG EVER WRITTEN, SWEET JESUS.

PowerMaiden
11-05-2009, 12:03 PM
and Playing With Dolls is THE WORST SLAYER SONG EVER WRITTEN, SWEET JESUS.

:lol:


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Dextrimental
11-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Playing With Dolls is THE WORST SLAYER SONG EVER WRITTEN, SWEET JESUS.

No way, most of Diabolus is worse than that. In fact, theres song on the new album that are worse than that. IMO opinion this is a VERY strong Slayer record, and that song is one of the better songs on there, its easily top five, maybe top three..

Natrlhi
11-05-2009, 12:52 PM
here's my song by song rating:

World Painted Blood 10/10
Unit 731 10/10
Snuff 8.5/10
Beauty Through Order 10/10
Hate Worldwide 10/10
Public Display Of Dismemberment 8/10
Human Strain 9/10
Americon 10/10
Psychopathy Red 10/10
Playing With Dolls 11/10
Not Of This God 9/10




this album is a masterpiece imho and Playing With Dolls is already in my top 10 favourite Slayer song ever



Here's my full review (in french) if anyone can read it :p

[rest of post...]

I can actually read the french, but holy shit, dude! I ain't fucking gonna!

(just kidding - I probably will later. ;) but seriously, fuck...!)

Natrlhi
11-05-2009, 12:56 PM
No way, most of Diabolus is worse than that. In fact, theres song on the new album that are worse than that. IMO opinion this is a VERY strong Slayer record, and that song is one of the better songs on there, its easily top five, maybe top three..

I can't believe I'm going to say this - and it will probably will never happen again, but:

"DethMaiden, I'm going to have to agree with (gag) Dextrimental (ack!) on this one."

Specifically,

No way, most of Diabolus is worse than that. Correct.
In fact, theres song on the new album that are worse than that. Correct (ahem, Americon).
IMO opinion this is a VERY strong Slayer record, Yes and that song is one of the better songs on there, maybe...no its easily top five, maybe top three.. Well, maybe not 100% agree (see my above post for the truth);)

Dextrimental
11-05-2009, 05:05 PM
haha miracles will never cease aye?

and we've afreed on something before, Russian Circles ;)

idrinkwine732
11-05-2009, 05:42 PM
5 spins still not swaying me. What do you guys see in it? With exception of Psychopathy Red I think this is just an average album.

MPF
11-12-2009, 01:35 PM
Just picked this up today. This is a hell of a lot better then I was expecting. Reminds me of a mixture of Seasons and Divine Intervention.

Dave Lombardo impresses me with every album he's on.

Lupastro
12-11-2009, 12:46 AM
I think the album is better than christ illusion e better than megadeth last album. snuff, beauty through order are incredible song! :rocker:

wurdulak34
12-28-2009, 07:40 PM
I'm going to agree with the general consensus and say that Slayer will never put anything out that was regrettable (Excluding the Born to be Wild cover, which we speak not of). I think this album shows that even though Slayer are getting up there in age, they are still proving that they can shred with the best of them. Compare this album with Metallica's Death Magnetic. When you're talking about two of the world's first and most notable thrash bands, there's really no comparison. While D.M. was passable, there are certain songs I will constantly skip through due to mediocrity. WPB is great all the way through. I'm not disappointed in the least.