SLAYER – Christ Illusion

If Black Sabbath are the Godfathers of Metal, and Metallica the Masters, the Slayer is by the undisputed Demons of the genre. It has been about five years since the band’s last studio album and also the first time since the early ‘90s that the original line-up is back together. And what a perfect combination of Hanneman and King’s ferocious guitars, Lombardo’s trademark drums and bassist Araya’s intense vocal delivery. That unmistakable Slayer sound is so well in tact it’s scary. While some bands get bored (or boring) and divert from their sound, in the case of Slayer it is an invigorating relief when an album like this detonates. It may be a while before the next one, so make the best of it.
Early February 2007 I picked up two of Slayer’s early classics, South Of Heaven and Seasons In The Abyss – Pure metal brilliance.

PS. The cover above is the outer sleeve, the real cover is to the right.

5 / A
- PB

1 2 3 4 5 6
- B - C

More Slayer

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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