Posted by Reggie
Label: Nuclear Blast
Release Date: 11 Sep 2015
Length: 42 Minutes
Previous Albums: 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)
Location: United States
I didn’t realize that it had been so long since Slayer’s “World Painted Blood” album back in ’09. I went to look back and see if we reviewed it, but Metal State didn’t exist back then. So, this is our first ever review of a Slayer album. Looks like a retro-review is due.
Back in the day…or a long time ago in the late 80s, early 90s listening to Slayer meant you crossed the line as a metal fan. I wasn’t keen to what was going on in Europe as a teenager (except for Helloween), but for American standards listening to and loving Slayer meant that you were full-blown metalhead and there was is no coming back from that. It was a one-way ticket to hell and I was in the front row. Slayer was a more extreme level than the rest of the Big Four and being a fan was taken seriously. Seeing a Slayer show in a small club was one of the most intense experiences I have ever had. On another note, I remember cutting school just to buy their live “Decade of Aggression” album with my buddy…we were such rebels, not! Just die-hard geeks. Anyway, owning Slayer material, going to their pummeling shows (10 of them), and trying to interpret their lyrics was time consuming, but time well spent. Read the rest of this entry →
Posted by Reggie
This week, I am going to explore relationships within heavy metal. This is about how metal bands are basically tied together like a long list of cousins; some you know and some you don’t. Each metal band, in its own right, is not very far removed the metal band down the street. Starting with one of my Top-10 favorite bands, Machine Head, we’ll see how interconnected the metal world is. Ever heard of 6-degrees to Kevin Bacon? This is where this Themed Thursday is going.
Posted in Theme Thursday
Tags: Annihilator, Anthrax, Billy Sheehan, black sabbath, Chuck Billy, Coal Chamber, Dave MCClain, Dave Mustaine, David Lee Roth, DevilDriver, Devin Townsend, Dez Fafara, Dio, Dream Theater, Exodus, Extreme, Flotsam and Jetsam, Forbidden, Gary Cherone, Gary Holt, Heaven and Hell, Iced Earth, Infeectious Grooves, Jeff Hanneman, Jeff Waters, Joey Belladonna, John Tempesta, Jon Miller, Kerry King, Kirk Hammett, Korn, Machine Head, Megadeth, Metallica, Mike Mangini, Nevermore, Overkill, ozzy osbourne, Phil Demmell, Phil Rind, Rob Flynn, Robert Trujillo, Sacred Reich, Sevendust, Slayer, Steve Vai, Strapping Young Lad, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Van Halen, Vio-lence