For nearly 25 years, Slayer have remained the most important and influential Speed Metal band in history. God Hates Us Allis their 2001 album featuring 13 tracks including 'Darkness Of Christ', 'New Faith', 'God Send Death' and more. Warner.
While thrash-metal peers Metallica
have mellowed both musically and lyrically, Slayer's music and message remains unrelentingly anti-nearly-everything and almost unspeakably brutal. Without significant radio airplay, the hard-core California-bred quartet has amassed a loyal fan base that will not be disappointed by the 42 minutes of sheer aggression found on God Hates Us All
. The twin-guitar onslaught of Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, coupled with the rapid heartbeat double bass drums of Paul Bostaph, match the often sacrilegious and abhorrent-to-many lyrics, made even more disturbing by the fact that the CD's release coincided with the World Trade Center tragedy. This is metal for atheists, as King writes terrifyingly prophetically: "Pessimist, terrorist, targeting the next mark/ Global chaos feeding on hysteria." In keeping with the album's doomsday outlook, "New Faith" offers: "Welcome to the horror of the Revelation." A terrifyingly vitriolic and too-real album, God Hates Us All
more than earns the parental advisory sticker it carries. --Katherine Turman