World Painted Blood
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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.''
"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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I felt they lost their way a bit after this; not a lot, just a bit. In my opinion, Diabolus, God Hates Us All, Christ Illusion, and now World Painted Blood are down a bit from that "classic" 5-star Slayer period. Overall these most recent 4 albums seem to lack the staying power of the earlier ones (with the possible exception of Christ Illusion, which is pretty outstanding). I can't put my finger on why I feel this way because there are some excellent individual songs on these albums. Maybe I'm just getting older and more nostalgic...who knows.
On a side note, I find it interesting that a lot of the Amazon reviewers complain about the production of this album and then in the same breath praise the low-budget poorly produced 80's albums like Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood, and Show No Mercy. Doesn't make any sense.
Finally, from reading the reviews here, it's obvious that Slayer fans are a diverse lot that possess many varying views on what they like about the band's direction and what they don't like about it. To me, World Painted Blood is pretty much a standard 21st century Slayer release. Not bad, but then again, not outstanding either...there are a handful of memorable tracks on here that will stand the test of time. I give this album 3+ stars. I want to give it 4, and maybe it will grow on me and obtain that 4th star one day, but it's not quite there yet...