Payback The day before 9/11, the band was home in L.A. Unswayed by the fear of terrorism and the hesitance of many musicians to use commercial airlines, Slayer started touring for the album Sept. 18 in Leuven, Belgium. God Hates Us All explores themes such as religion, murder, revenge, and self-control. Grit, Guts and Glory. He was out after the first part of the God Hates Us All tour, and we were up for a big, giant cycle. And while the title of that album may have been very fitting at the time of the 9/11 tragedy, God Hates Us All was a merciless attack on religion, complacency and conformity that stands as one of the band’s most vicious, unrepentant releases to date. Formed by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, Slayer's extremely fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the 1980s "Big Four" bands of the thrash metal style, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. [2] As with previous recordings, the drum tracks were recorded first. The unrelenting barrage of the leadoff track “Disciple,” with its screamed chorus “God hates us all,” is indicative of the astonished and hate-filled reaction most of the world had to the events of 9/11. After writing one song, King ordered a seven string as he thought "there's no point having one tuning for just one song," so he wrote another, going on to comment "you don't have to be good to make up a seven-string riff. One day you're living your life, and then you're hit by a car or your dog dies, so you feel like, "God really hates me today. “I really screamed a lot, maybe more than usual, but it seemed to fit the songs. Having read several books on serial killers, Hanneman came to the conclusion he could only kill someone if they really "pissed him off", and decided he was unable to kill someone he did not know just for power. God Hates Us All is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on September 11, 2001 by American Recordings. Cast Down 10. New Faith 05. Then, Slayer recorded guitars, bass and vocals. [21] The release drew a connection to the September 11 attacks, which was the second time Slayer inadvertently caused controversy towards one of their releases—the music video for "Seasons in the Abyss" was filmed in Egypt and released prior to the Gulf War. King agreed, although he thought the phrase would have more impact as the album title. Both songs were written by Hanneman. “But I was also like, ‘Wait, what are the personalities like? Lombardo accepted the offer, and stayed as a permanent member. It was recorded over three months at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, and includes the Grammy Award-nominated song "Disciple". However, Araya suggested that the title would be better used for a box set, which the band released in 2003. Hanneman contacted original drummer Dave Lombardo almost ten years after his departure, and asked him if he would be willing to play for the remainder of the tour. Was: Previous Price $29.98. Once Slayer finished recording God Hates Us All they headed back on tour. reviewer Jason Arnopp describing the album's lyrics as "so packed with foul and abusive language that it sounds as if D-12 and the Sopranos family were going head-to-head in a celebrity swearathon. Bostaph suffered an elbow injury in late 2001, prompting him to quit Slayer on Dec. 7, after nine years in the band. When Slayer released their eighth studio album God Hates Us All on Sept. 11, 2001, the band, like all of us, had no idea of the horrific events that would happen that day. Lombardo accepted the offer, and stayed as a permanent member. “Almost 10 years had passed since I had left, and I was excited and wanted to do it,” he said. Interested fans sent video recordings of renditions of the songs "Disciple," "God Send Death," "Stain of Mind," "Angel of Death", "Postmortem/Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "War Ensemble," and "Seasons in the Abyss"; complete with résumés. Viewed outside of the context of its release, God Hates Us All is a bludgeoning return to form following the underwhelming 1998 album Diabolus in Musica. [32] Without a drummer the band were unable to finish their God Hates Us All tour. Krgin described King as "the weaker and less inventive of the two main songwriters" (King and Hanneman), feeling the album followed "a familiar direction that almost always sounds tired and forced" as a result of King being the album's main songwriter. We had a skull on another. The band was pleased with Hyde's work on "Bloodline" and hired him to produce the entire album. Then we got our shit together. Araya was seeking inspiration, and aimed to sound convincing while singing the lyrics, avoiding himself to sound like a gimmick. One reason the record impacts with so much urgency and energy is because the band worked on it for more than a year, and during that time they kept getting interrupted by touring commitments. Well, a new Slayer album is always cause for rejoicing. The album was rushed into release, hitting shelves three weeks … The band returned to the U.S. to play shows that began Oct. 29 in New Orleans. While this album is furious Thrash Metal, there's some experimentation with Groove and a few NuMetal songs, lyrically, this is one of the best Slayer albums talking about the World problems that were happening in the early 2000's. [7] Rolling Stone's Rob Kemp wrote the record was "Slayer's most brutal record since 1986's immortal (or undead) Reign in Blood," describing the music as "galloping double bass-drum salvos" which "switch on a dime to furious double-time pummeling, as ominous power chords and jagged shred solos slice and dice with Formula One precision." Kemp awarded the album three and a half out of five. Warzone 11. [2] The band gave second candidate, Matt Hyde, a trial on the song "Bloodline", which appeared in the movie Dracula 2000. Slayer’s eighth LP of original material, God Hates Us All, stands as one of their most divisive. King's concept for the cover was to show nails in the shape of a pentagram, and have them miss keywords in Bible verses so it appeared as if it had been created by a sociopath who knew where every word appears. Looking back at it later I kind of felt some of it was screaming for the sake of screaming, but no one else seemed to mind.”, Regarding the brutality of lyrics like, “I keep the bible in a pool of blood so that none of its lies can affect me” (“New Faith”) and “You make me want to slit my own fucking throat just so I'll be rid of you” (“Exile”), King shrugged: “It’s Slayer, dude. [18] AllMusic reviewer Jason Birchmeier commented that "nearly 20 years into their evolution, Slayer have abandoned the extravagancies and accessibility of their late-'80s/early-'90s work and returned to perfect the raw approach of their early years. “The sessions went smooth,” Araya said. [33], This article is about the album by Slayer. Am I gonna get along with them?’ But as soon as we got back together everything from the past was water under the bridge. 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