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Onioner
04-24-2014, 03:54 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-debuts-new-song-implode-at-revolver-golden-gods-awards-show/

Live premiere at the Golden Gods Awards, and the studio version is a free download at the following link.

http://www.slayer.net/us/implode

Produced by Terry Date. No wonder the tones are actually awesome, Terry is a badass. Hell, this is probably the best production that anyone in the Big 4 has gotten in a really long time. Maybe the mix could pop a bit more, but methinks this version was mixed and mastered in a rush for the sake of premiering in time for the Golden Gods, the same way Psychopathy Red was for Record Store Day way back in 2008.

As for the track itself, I think Bostaph is kind of holding the song back a little bit. If Lombardo was playing it, I think it would have that extra kick and swing that would make it really awesome. The riffing is also super reminiscent of Trapped Under Ice/Impaler. Tom also sounds really strained when he screams during the choruses, but he sounds fine otherwise. Honestly, this song is about as good as any of us could have hoped for I think. Nothing super inspired or creative like Hanneman might have done, but I'd say it's a better than average King song.

ravenheart
04-24-2014, 05:02 AM
I'm still amazed they signed for Nuclear Blast...

the deathmetaler
04-24-2014, 05:03 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-debuts-new-song-implode-at-revolver-golden-gods-awards-show/

Live premiere at the Golden Gods Awards, and the studio version is a free download at the following link.

http://www.slayer.net/us/implode

Produced by Terry Date. No wonder the tones are actually awesome, Terry is a badass. Hell, this is probably the best production that anyone in the Big 4 has gotten in a really long time. Maybe the mix could pop a bit more, but methinks this version was mixed and mastered in a rush for the sake of premiering in time for the Golden Gods, the same way Psychopathy Red was for Record Store Day way back in 2008.

As for the track itself, I think Bostaph is kind of holding the song back a little bit. If Lombardo was playing it, I think it would have that extra kick and swing that would make it really awesome. The riffing is also super reminiscent of Trapped Under Ice/Impaler. Tom also sounds really strained when he screams during the choruses, but he sounds fine otherwise. Honestly, this song is about as good as any of us could have hoped for I think. Nothing super inspired or creative like Hanneman might have done, but I'd say it's a better than average King song.

I think the song is great. I do agree with the whole "Bostaph hold back" and "Tom's strained screams during the chorus" stuff. But none the less, it's fast, it's heavy, and then riffs are really fucking cool.

MetalIsArt
04-24-2014, 05:54 AM
I'm still amazed they signed for Nuclear Blast...

This.

Steev
04-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Yeah I found out this morning about NB, haven't listened to the studio version yet but live it only sounded "ok"(but the mix for the live feed wasn't particularly good)

InFlamesOfBirchmen
04-24-2014, 07:33 AM
The track just feels mediocre. It's like they're not even trying, especially with the lyrics. I give Tom credit because the dude has given his voice to the band, but vocals aside I feel like this is b-side quality at best.

AnthG
04-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Tom sounds shitter than usual.

Sanitarium78
04-24-2014, 08:32 AM
There's nothing really wrong with the song but I can't imagine ever wanting to hear it again.

moobys37
04-24-2014, 08:56 AM
I'm still amazed they signed for Nuclear Blast...

I'm sure the fact that the guy who ran A&R at Roadrunner working with Nuclear Blast now has a lot to do with it. Nuclear Blast now is basically what Roadrunner was in the early/mid-2000s.

DisposableJustice
04-24-2014, 09:19 AM
I like the track but it doesn't blow me out of the water; I agree on the views on Tom's voice but he is getting up there and the singing he does in Slayer I'm not surprised and for Paul he does sound held back but I feel like, in Slayer at least he colors within the boxes, shall we say; anytime I listen to a live track with him on it he kills it but he seems like he tries to follow the original drum track to the letter.

I am 50/50 on a new Slayer album, I hope the songs will be a little more polished than this but still all in all it is good they are finally getting off their asses and recording new stuff, wither it turns out to be awesome or just so-so remains to be seen

Piroxen
04-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Good track, sounds like it could have been added on World Painted Blood.

mankvill
04-24-2014, 09:36 AM
I'm not sure I like it

Wrecking Crew
04-24-2014, 10:44 AM
I like it better than pretty much anything on World Painted Blood but that's not saying much as I didn't like that album at all.

Steev
04-24-2014, 10:58 AM
I'm sure the fact that the guy who ran A&R at Roadrunner working with Nuclear Blast now has a lot to do with it. Nuclear Blast now is basically what Roadrunner was in the early/mid-2000s.

They've snatched up a lot of bands in the past 2 or 3 years, every couple years a label does this, Metal Blade seems to be signing a lot now too

MPF
04-24-2014, 11:15 AM
It's decent for where they are right now.

elturtleboy
04-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Not bad.

PowerMaiden
04-24-2014, 12:56 PM
not bad but there's at least 5 or 6 better songs on World Painted Blood


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

IrritatedTrout
04-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Pretty good for modern Slayer.

mankvill
04-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Pretty good for modern Slayer.

Modern Slayer might have peaked with Psychopathy Red.

El Gordo
04-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Surprisingly good.

John The Drummer
04-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Not too shabby. Just Slayer being Slayer :)

Steev
04-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Not too shabby. Just Slayer being Slayer :)

It's like when AC/DC makes a new song, not exactly a classic but still a decent listen

John The Drummer
04-24-2014, 05:50 PM
It's like when AC/DC makes a new song, not exactly a classic but still a decent listen

EXACTLY. My former co-worker (RIP) brought in Black Ice when it first came out, put it in, we sat there "Hmm... yup, AC/DC!" :lol:

makethemsuffer12
04-24-2014, 05:53 PM
I dug it. If anything this album is probably going to be like GHUA pt.2 considering Kerry's writing everything and Bostaph's on drums.

Steev
04-24-2014, 06:15 PM
EXACTLY. My former co-worker (RIP) brought in Black Ice when it first came out, put it in, we sat there "Hmm... yup, AC/DC!" :lol:

Yep, it's not by any means their greatest, but you can enjoy it

OraclesofAgony
04-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Not bad. Reminds me a lot of Consfearacy, which is one of my least favorite on Christ Illusion but still decent.

This is about what I'd expect from Slayer at this point.

hellawaits77ny
04-25-2014, 02:24 PM
Not bad. Reminds me a lot of Consfearacy, which is one of my least favorite on Christ Illusion but still decent.

This is about what I'd expect from Slayer at this point.

Parts remind me of that tune, as well.

It's not outstanding, but I do dig it. Considering tom will be 53 in just over a month, I think he sounds great. Still brings it live, as well.

Spiner202
04-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Sounds wicked to me! Bring on the new record :D

hellawaits77ny
04-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Every idiot on youtube is saying this is a ripoff of Damage Inc. Really not hearing it. Maybe it's just me. Anyone agree?

Spiner202
04-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Every idiot on youtube is saying this is a ripoff of Damage Inc. Really not hearing it. Maybe it's just me. Anyone agree?

I think they're referring to the riff at 1:49 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBG1WLxlQ9M) that has similarities to the verse riff from Damage Inc.

I would have never noticed if I hadn't read it in a comment on YouTube as well.