Slayer "Repentless" Album Review

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THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY STAY ENRAGED: Born in Los Angeles circa 1981, thrash metal gods known as Slayer made their presence ferociously well known just five years later via the 1986 album Reign in Blood. Thus began the sparks of the raging, savage quartet. Rising to epic proportion, being considered one of the "big four" in the thrash metal universe, Slayer was soon holding their own next to the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax over the years while reaching nearly five million in album sales (as of 2013).

Band: Slayer
Album: "Repentless"
Released On: September 11, 2015
Produced By: Terry Date
Label: Nuclear Blast 


ALBUM #11 | REPENTLESS | SEPTEMBER 11, 2015: With a successful album collective in and fanatical sea of millions that never stops growing and listening... ...stopping at album number eleven, titled World Painted Blood, back in 2009 doesn't seem bad, right? Ten. A nice number. Wrong answer. With their twelfth album titled Repentless, released on the naturally unforgettable and fragile date of September 11, 2015, Slayer, like metal warlords, return with audio fury and might - detonated - to not only remind of why we listened then but also command in thrash metal worship now.

RIP: Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman (January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013). "Repentless" features guitarist Gary Holt (from Exodus). Paul Bostaph is also reunited; the last Slayer album you can hear him hitting drums on is God Hates Us All, 2001.

BEHOLD, THE BURNING JESUS: Jesus ablaze in purgatory is the imagery gracing the album cover. Such fittingly unveils a clear cut, confident, and classically Slayer executed album. Think organic Slayer sound - fast, loud, hard - thrash metal rage that's exacting. The track "Vices" is notable for firing off intense, rapid riffs with an impressive guitar dive bomb technique to say the least. The title track, "Repentless," is a perfect example of the band staying true to its core sound despite the current members not being those who originally formed. Overall the album is tightly knit, giving the fans exactly what they want. This album not only reinforces the band's legacy of annihilating sound, fast beats, and in your face lyrical shouts but it keeps the pendulum swinging - an authority in thrash metal warfare giving fans more Slayer sound that's true to form and, as always, perfect to rage to.

Need406 Give "Repentless" Four Stars out of Five Stars.

01. "Delusions of Saviour" - 1:55
02. "Repentless" - 3:19
03. "Take Control" - 3:14
04. "Vices" - 3:32
05. "Cast the First Stone" - 3:43
06. "When the Stillness Comes" - 4:21
07. "Chasing Death" - 3:45
08. "Implode" - 3:49
09. "Piano Wire" - 2:49
10. "Atrocity Vendor" - 2:55
11. "You Against You" - 4:21
12. "Pride in Prejudice" - 4:14

Tom Araya – Bass/Vocals
Kerry King – Guitar
Gary Holt – Guitar
Paul Bostaph – Drums

Slayer Studio Discography:
Show No Mercy (1983)
Hell Awaits (1985)
Reign In Blood (1986)*
South of Heaven (1988)*
Seasons In The Abyss (1990)*
Divine Intervention (1994)*
Undisputed Attitude (1996)
Diabolus In Musica (1998)
God Hates Us All (2001)
Christ Illusion (2006)
World Painted Blood (2009)
Repentless (2015)

Slayer Box Sets:
Soundtrack To The Apocalypse (2003)
The Vinyl Conflict (2010)

Slayer EPs:
Haunting The Chapel (1984)
Eternal Pyre (2006)

Slayer Live Discography:
Live Undead (1985)
Decade Of Aggression (1993)

Slayer Video Albums:
Live Intrustion (1995)
Still Reigning (2004)
War At The Warfield (2003)

* = Album Certified Gold In the United States by the RIAA.

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