Slayer - Divine Intervention


7.4 | 724 votes |
Release date: 27 September 1994
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Killing Fields
02. Sex. Murder. Art.
03. Fictional Reality
04. Dittohead
05. Divine Intervention
06. Circle Of Beliefs
07. SS-3
08. Serenity In Murder
09. 213
10. Mind Control

Guest review by
Stuart
Rating:
8.5
Slayer fans around the world held their breath with this release, the first since the departure of much loved drummer Dave Lombardo. Paul Bostaph had big shoes to fill and was immediately branded inferior by the almost universal agreement of passionate Slayer fans everywhere. Right from the word go he puts any concerns to rest. He blasts off straight away on the first track "Killing Fields" with the toms and double bass driving like a well oiled locomotive and he uses a complete range of various speeds and timings on the track. The fact that the guitars only kick in after the drumming is already well on its way seems to be a statement of intent that Lombardo is gone and Bostaph is here to stay (which is quite ironical in light of events almost a decade later).

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published 04.04.2008 | Comments (31)

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14.03.2011 - 00:10
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher

Posts: 2380
From: Greece

Nice album! i'd like the guitar tone a bit lower though... Mind Control is one of the best Slayer songs in their history!
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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14.05.2011 - 20:22
Rating: 6
godisdead

Posts: 84
From: USA
Didnt really like it compared to the past few masterpieces they did.
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02.10.2011 - 15:14
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
Its not exactly 'Seasons of the Abyss',that's for sure, but it sill delivers the goods. Some songs on here also have a progressive element to them as well...
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02.10.2011 - 17:12
RavenKing

Posts: 1941
From: Canada

Never liked this album at all.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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23.01.2013 - 19:57
Rating: 9
Ralle

Posts: 44
From: Serbia

Killer !!!
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29.04.2014 - 02:20
Rating: 8
errorcode99

Posts: 259
From: USA

brutal. dat bostaph though (his best album IMO). slightly underrated perhaps?
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07.09.2014 - 18:18
Spacerunner

Posts: 111
From: Belarus
I'd say very underrated. Unique sound and feel. And that cascade of riffs at the begging of the album is indeed "killing".
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