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World Painted Blood

SlayerAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 3, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B002OEBMN4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731 (Explicit Version)
3. Snuff
4. Beauty Through Order (Explicit Version)
5. Hate Worldwide (Explicit Version)
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain (Explicit Version)
8. Americon (Explicit Version)
9. Psychopathy Red (Explicit Version)
10. Playing With Dolls (Explicit Version)
11. Not Of This God (Explicit Version)

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"Thrash metal legends Slayer still paint with blood" -- Revolver,November 2009

"World Painted Blood delivers and does so with all guns blazing." -- Outburn,December 2009

"...another high watermark in the band's storied, three-decade career." -- Decibel, November 2009

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2009 release from one of the veteran Metal band. Nine studio albums, thousands of live shows and nearly three decades into a career that's made them one of the biggest and most important Metal bands in the world, the members of Slayer know exactly what kind of music they make: brutal but beautiful, punishing yet precise. A fresh Slayer record is a thing of terror but also one of trust: You can depend on what you're getting even if you're unprepared for it. As guitarist Jeff Hanneman says, ''At this point, I think a Slayer album pretty much speaks for itself.''

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe Edition is not worth the extra dollars. November 3, 2009
By Hudson
Format:Audio CD
I'm a huge Slayer fan. This album is great, even though it's pretty short, clocking in at under 40 minutes. All Slayer fans will enjoy the album, but no one should buy the "Deluxe Edition". The DVD contains a short, cheaply animated film called "Playing With Dolls" that is truly terrible. Incredibly amateur film making. For those who are buying the deluxe version to hear the non-album track "Atrocity Vendor", all you get is about a 30 second clip of the song, contained within the film, not the entire thing. The song was omitted from the album, and is simply not available yet. All the videos in the 20 minute film follow this structure, just 30-45 second clips of Slayer's new songs woven in with this horrible film. There are no complete videos or anything, nor any extra bonus features.

Like I said, I love Slayer, and I really like the new album, but you would be much better off buying the standard version for much less money (unless you just want the cool case). Trust me, the 20 minute film is not worth your extra dollars. I expected much more, which is why I gave this product 4 out 5.
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74 of 80 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another solid effort by the thrash legends November 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're looking for a Slayer album that rivals all-time classics like Reign in Blood or Seasons in the Abyss, this ain't it. At the same time, let's be realistic. This is Slayer 20+ years later. All in all, I think this is a rather good effort.

Pros:
*The songs are pretty good. Some are better than others, but I'm not compelled to skip any tracks. From start to finish, this is a solid, consistent recording.

*It sounds more like pure, classic Slayer than Christ Illusion (though I enjoyed Christ Illusion too, BTW). If you didn't like Christ Illusion, you'll like this better but don't expect to be blown away.

*It's Slayer. It sounds like Slayer. It's good.

Cons:
*The production is a mixed bag. Tom's vocals sound good. Dave's drums are heavy. The rhythm guitars sound terrible. They're thin and weak. Producer Greg Fidelman needs to find a new career. He's worthless.

*The riffs, while generally good, aren't particularly complex. On a technical level, everything can be played with one guitar. I wonder if this is a product of Jeff and Kerry writing songs separately these days. Neither seem to write song with dual-riffing in mind anymore.

*Even when Jeff and Kerry play the same riff simultaneously, it still sounds like one guitar due to the weak production. Did I mention that Greg Fidelman's worthless?

Overall, this is a good album by Slayer circa 2009. Any Slayer fan with reasonable expectations will enjoy it. Can it live up to the band's classic releases? Of course not! The Slayer of today can't possibly play with the strength and power of the Slayer of twenty years ago. That said, Slayer can still deliver the goods. Just don't expect the goods to be as in good condition as they were 20 years ago.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form for the legendary thrash titans. November 4, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Slayer's new CD sees the band going back more to the song writing styles and variety that brings to mind their 1990 masterpiece "Seasons in the Abyss" and 1994's underated "Divine Intervention".
The album features the same raw and punshing sound as their last release Christ Illusion but with much more variety throughout the just shy of 40 minutes World Painted Blood.

Guitarist Jeff Hanneman has a much more stronger songwriting presence on this album as he was only responsible for 3 songs on Christ Illusion. It always seems that when he's much more heavily involved in the song writing that the variety in styles reappears on albums. Christ Illusion was pretty much Kerry King's album and he tends to write in just one style anymore but even he has stepped up his writing on this one. Jeff Hanneman also played all of his guitar parts on this album as Kerry King had been doing most of his rhythm parts for their last few albums.

I don't know if it was the fact that much of this album was created in the studio for the first time in their career or what but this album sees the band playing with a vitality that they really haven't exhibited in spades since 1994's Divine Intervention.

And for people complaining about the production, it's fine. It sounds like a more raw version of the production on Christ Illusion and the guitars have a bit more of a buzz saw sound to them at times. Dave Lombardo's drums also have a very natural sound on this album which is so good to hear again in this day and age of pro tools digital recording. Tom Araya's vocals could be a hair higher in the mix on some songs but there's also some actual singing on here which he really hasn't done since 1988's South of Heaven.

There's not a bad song on here and the album is super strong from start to finish. If this does for some reason end up being the final Slayer album, it's a super strong way for this legendary metal band to go out.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No more for me, thanks June 9, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For the last 25 years I've thought of myself as a Slayer fan. It's time I faced reality: what I am is a Reign In Blood fan. I've dutifully purchased everything Slayer has put out, and yet precious little of it has floated my boat. I know from reading interviews over the years that the guys in the band are genuinely puzzled and annoyed by people like me who think Reign was the pinnacle of their career. I suppose it's only natural... who would want to hear random strangers basically saying "Hey, I think your career peaked ages ago." But they honestly don't seem to understand why it stands out to us. To them it's simply an old album they did back in the '80s, nothing particularly special about it compared to the other records they put out. They've asked "Why would we want to repeat it? We'd rather move forward." To which I would respond, "OK, but you've basically released SIX freaking variations on Seasons In the Abyss over the last 20 years." I thought I was done with them after the extremely ho-hum Christ Illusion, and I was able to go almost two years without bothering with World Painted Blood. Something made me want to check it out last week (who am I kidding, it was because I was listening to Reign In Blood for the 500,000,000th time) and it's exactly what I was afraid it would be- completely indistinguishable from Christ Illusion or God Hates. Totally generic Slayer. I think I'm really done with them now. Seriously, I mean it this time. If I try to buy their next album, stop me. Don't let me do it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars RIP Jeff Hanneman
After Jeff Hanneman died of the spider bite that they said that he did not take care of or that there was no cure for then the progression stopped, they were supposed to have made... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album to date!
Love this album. Americon, Snuff, Hate Worldwide, Playing with Dolls...every song is amazing. Go Slayer! The price is high to maintain Liberty!!!!!!!! Americon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Tim M Arndt
5.0 out of 5 stars SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nothing else to say but f***ing awesome. when they play this at sonisphere, just incredible.
Published 1 month ago by radagasty
5.0 out of 5 stars WORLD PAINTED IN SLAYEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SLAYER is one of the few METAL bands that never soft their sound for any matters....They bring pure THRASH aggression perfection with a majestic singer with inspired lyrics for the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars SLAYER!!!
It's SLAYER!!!

What's not to like?!?! I mean - it's SLAYER!!!!! WHY WOULD YOU NOT BUY THIS?!?!

As a matter of fact, I think it's one of their better albums.
Published 3 months ago by Sandi
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise, surprise.
Most bands come out with something so-so after so many years but Slayer did it again. Absolutely quality Thrash. Not for the timid.
Published 4 months ago by chris weber
5.0 out of 5 stars Slayer Rules
My favorite thrash band without a doubt. Slayer's sound, look and attitude will be a template for up and coming bands for years.
Published 4 months ago by John D Peale
5.0 out of 5 stars SLAAAAAYERRRRRR!!
this is one of their later albums and the evil sounds, lyrics & "melodies" just drip off this album. Recommended
Published 5 months ago by Patrick BigSky
5.0 out of 5 stars A World Covered in Blood, Death Metal Lords Rise again !
A balls out album, my fav is Americion another great album from the lords of evil metal. If you want something to beat your head to choose this!
Published 6 months ago by DRiggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally!
I was pretty much done with Slayer. I was disappointed with everything they put out since South of Heaven. I have grown to like Seasons in the Abyss. Read more
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Slayer's Last Album?
If Kiss has taught us anything in recent years, it's that it doesn't really matter if a band says they're done for good. Still, I feel like there's a chance that this could be it for Slayer. Araya can't yell like he used to and I imagine 25+years of this has taken its toll. Plus their albums,... Read More
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Slayer, what more needs to be said!!
I am a die hard Slayer fan since "Show No Mercy," so I have already pre-ordered my copy of this. But in case anyone else is just passing by and hasn't been looking up info on the web about this album, here is a track by track review by Phil Freeman, a music journalist privileged enough... Read More
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Pre-Release Track by Track Review by Phil Freeman
Your opinion, Biz. But, since the gloves are off - I don't have a lot of respect for someone who rates that Industrial bunk highly. DIM underrated? Sure, if Fear Factory and the like are what you consider top notch metal.
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