Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Even Slayer replaced their timeless logo with small, quirky runic script, and chose a black-and-white, photographic sleeve for the first time.
Two sleeves exist for God Hates Us All ; one is a dull geometric arrangement of gold crosses on a white background. It was designed to hide the other design, a generically controversial photo of a Bible with nails hammered into it, spattered with blood and branded with the Slayer logo. Amazing performance. Must own! The riffs on this album are a tad slowed down compared to Reign in Blood or Hell Awaits but to me that is what makes it so unique. War Ensemble kicks off the album and sets the mood for what is to come,really heavy riffs thich laid basslines and wicked heavy drums.
Blood Red is killer lyrically fast,grinding fast guitars and a flurry of drums and Tom's signature bass. Expendable Youth is just killer with talks of war and the waste of life they become in the name of war,killer chorus and lyrics super fast drummimg and dueling guitars.
Dead Skin Mask is another favorite lyrically it is insane,but so was Ed Gein that's who the song is about and it just starts off slow with a wicked groove and progressively picks up faster and faster with vicios drum patterns and thick basslines.
Hallowed Point is a beautifully chaotic song with mean lyrics,heavy guitars and super heavy drums. Skeletons of Society is a violent riff powered song,super catchy and all around violent.
Temptation is another great song that is catchy in the Slayer way,not the radio rock kind of catchy. Buzzsaw guitars and thick bass. Born of Fire is brutal and aggressive and i love it mean lyrics and heavy drums. The album closer is super awesome,the slow bulidup to the chaotic catchy riffs that make up the song.
A favorite of Slayer fans and a favorite of mine,probably my 2nd favorite on the album.. The album ends with the heaviest song on the whole thing and i just can't get enough of the chorus and the drums,but the guitar is a great assault of wicked grooves and thick heavy bass riffs. This album is a beautifully sonic and sludgy metal album that metal fans will all adore,and it should be in Slayer fans collection for sure. Yea it isn't Haunting the Chapel ep or Show No Mercy but it is heavy,not all metal albums have to be super sonic and fast with mpg riffs.
Slayer proves that here,it is more like a groove album of Slayer's as to super fast style. Don't mistake the slower tempos for lack of intensity,this makes it all the more unique. Trust me on this you need to hear this album,you need to appreciate the beauty that is Seasons in the Abyss. Theres not much to say about a good album, a good album distracts you from coming up with something to say.
See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. This is a good album for someone who have not heard the band who was in the 80 and 90 the greatest extreme metal band ever existed - the absence of Hanneman is a blow Slayer has never recovered, no wonder why did the announce their retirement, something Metallica should have done many years ago.
One person found this helpful. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. This was the career album for Slayer. There really is not a dud track here, which is rare for any album. Gone are the days of gentle South of Heaven fuzzy warmth. However, 'Blood Red' takes it down a notch. It chugs along confidently, with the knowledge that it has already knocked you to the floor with the first track.
It is a great song. But then 'Spirit in Black' explodes onto the scene with even more frenetic energy than 'War Ensemble'. And then the mid-tempo 'Expendable Youth' brings you back to something resembling normality - just. Because 'Dead Skin Mask' is just around the corner to scare the bejeezus out of you. That is one creepy song, helped by the child's screaming not sure if that would have been passed by the censors these days towards the end.
When they do reach this level, it is great, just like the Mengele character in "Angel of Death" or the anti-religious character in "Disciple". Hats off to the lyrics and creativity in this one. Here Dave is magical, as he pummels the best fills in his career. Every time I listen to it, I am amazed by his drumming. The political themes of oppression and power are best expressed in the slow-paced "Expandable Youth", once again with incredible drum chops from Dave, although simple and to the point this time.
The main riff is amazing in its simplicity. One of the best chorus of the album on this track, I think. Back to the riffs. The solos. If you compare the soloing on "Seasons Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer , released on October 9, , through Def American Records.
Seasons in the Abyss ' musical style has been compared by critics to the band's previous two albums, South of Heaven and Reign in Blood Upon its release, Seasons in the Abyss received a generally positive reception and peaked at number 40 on the US Billboard It was later certified gold in the United States and Canada. Track eight, "Temptation", featured an overdub of lead vocalist Tom Araya 's singing; the vocal arrangement on the track was unintentional. Araya sang the song twice: once the way he felt it sounded best; the second time at the insistence of Kerry King the way he thought it should be sung.
By accident both tracks were played back simultaneously; King liked the way it sounded together and so it was left that way for the final version. The songs on the album have complex guitar riffs that proceed at both "blinding speed" tempos and mid-tempo hefts. Brackett said that the songs' themes shy away from the "fantasy and into the hells here on Earth" and instead was "music to conquer nations by". The album combines "grim" vocals and "frenetic" guitars.One of Slayer's best, most unique and experimental sounds while sounding like a Slayer album. Combining the brutality of the first three albums (namely Reign in Blood) with the more melodic and slower tempo South of Heaven comes Seasons in the Abyss, one of their best albums and the best metal albums of the '90s/5().