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Slayer - World Painted Blood


7.7 | 878 votes |
Release date: 28 October 2009
Style: Thrash metal

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01. World Painted Blood
02. Unit 731
03. Snuff
04. Beauty Through Order
05. Hate Worldwide
06. Public Display Of Dismemberment
07. Human Strain
08. Americon
09. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
7.7
The local indy record store ran a pic of Slayer on the cover of their most recent promo zine, along with a partial exchange from an (imaginary?) interview which went as follows:

Q: What's the title of the new Slayer album?
A: World Painted Blood.
Q: What's it sound like?
A: What on Earth do you think?

It's pretty much exactly what you think. 10 or so songs clocking in around 40 minutes (11 tracks, 39 minutes and change this go around), some slower paced tracks, one or two creepy psychotic murderer tracks and a couple short but sweet barn burners played at 900 miles an hour (that's 1,448 kph to our metric friends) and lots of, uh, spirited and chaotic solos that make GIT grads cringe.

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published 11.11.2009 | Comments (72)

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11.02.2010 - 13:54
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
This album is A LOT better than Christ Illusion which was an average album nothing more. this is the return of Slayer after many years of not that great releases. most of the songs rule.

but the HIGHLIGHT of the album is Tom's singing. IMO it is the best Tom Araya since Reign In Blood. i know this last phrase is only my opinion so dont kill me people..
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11.02.2010 - 16:59
Rating: 8
Demonmayonnaise
I really enjoyed this album. I didnt think it was that much better than Christ Illusion, but it was better non the less.
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12.02.2010 - 00:09
Reza
Account deleted
It's average IMO.
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23.02.2010 - 17:59
Rating: 10
Pelcu
Perfect come back! All best of Slayer can be heard on World Painted Blood: a bit like Reign in Blood, a bit of South Of Heaven... Exactly what I expected from the Masters
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13.03.2010 - 07:06
Rating: 8
Builtforsin88
Loved this album! Slayer never fails to impress.
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13.04.2010 - 22:22
Rating: 7
Growing
Better than almost all other 90s and 00s Slayer stuff,a litle bit more variety and amazing riffs,the ways Tom sings is still not as enjoyable to me like in the golden Slayer era.
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13.04.2010 - 23:01
soadbyob
Account deleted
OK album, very disappointed in you Slayer
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14.04.2010 - 00:21
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Great album! Like ''Christ Illusion'' it's only prevented from being a classic because of a couple of tracks which aren't as good as the rest. (The production also sucks) That said, it's very good, and a couple of the songs have a feeling of ''Diabolus In Musica" about them, which is fine by me, as I liked that album! Its not groundbreaking no, but it's Slayer doing what they do best, and you cant really ask for anything more! xD
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14.04.2010 - 03:41
Lord_Regnier
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.04.2010 at 00:21

The production also sucks


And this is my problem with the album.
Some songs have an 'old Slayer' feel, at least to a certain extent. However, there's no way I can enjoy metal with such crappy modern production. It sounds empty, sterile and thin.
And it's probably due to production too (at least partly) but vocals suck. Only standard dumb yelling with barely any emotion. Very weak.

Give me the production on "Show No Mercy" or "Hell Awaits" over this weak modern sound anyday.
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14.04.2010 - 11:58
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Lord_Regnier on 14.04.2010 at 03:41
And this is my problem with the album.
Some songs have an 'old Slayer' feel, at least to a certain extent. However, there's no way I can enjoy metal with such crappy modern production. It sounds empty, sterile and thin.
And it's probably due to production too (at least partly) but vocals suck. Only standard dumb yelling with barely any emotion. Very weak.

Give me the production on "Show No Mercy" or "Hell Awaits" over this weak modern sound anyday.


It's not even the fact that it's modern. It just sounds horribly compressed. The songs arent allowed to breath, it sounds like they're struggling for air! What I try and do with an album with crap production, is try and look past it, and see the quality of the songs underneath it. Some songs definitely have the old school Slayer feel, and although the production definitely serves to stifle that, I can still see the great potential in those songs. As for the vocals...I think Tom is struggling with his vocals these days, its probably due to him getting older. But I think they're okay, they certainly dont ruin the album for me. He's definitely giving his all, that much I can tell! Just listen to his voice breaking up at the end of the last verse in ''Psychopathy Red''. Sure, its quite painful to listen to, but you know he's putting everything into that, which to me overrides the lack of quality in the scream. haha

I know the production of ''Show No Mercy'' and ''Hell Awaits'' is criticised, but I dunno why...they sound fine to me!
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14.04.2010 - 13:50
Lord_Regnier
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.04.2010 at 11:58


It's not even the fact that it's modern. It just sounds horribly compressed.


Which is precisely typical of a modern production.
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15.04.2010 - 04:12
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Lord_Regnier on 14.04.2010 at 13:50
Which is precisely typical of a modern production.


Not necessarily. Production can be modern without stifling the sound. Exodus' ''Tempo Of The Damned'' is a great example. The production is definitely modern, but the sound is crystal clear, and punchy. The production on ''World Painted Blood'' is anything but crystal clear! The sound has no bite to it, it sounds terribly muffled. I think the producer just sucks! haha
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06.05.2010 - 23:09
Rating: 8
HellTrooper
The best of the last 15 years. Short songs help the LP. Too modern production, with another one this album could really be *very* good.
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Cliff Burton
Chuck Schuldiner
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22.07.2010 - 07:21
Rating: 2
Disposable Hero
PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album
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22.07.2010 - 12:42
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Disposable Hero on 22.07.2010 at 07:21

PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album


:|

Yeah, WPB was disappointing, but come on, a 2?
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22.07.2010 - 13:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 12:42

Written by Disposable Hero on 22.07.2010 at 07:21

PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album


:|

Yeah, WPB was disappointing, but come on, a 2?


Look at the guy's username I am sure he thinks Death Magnetic is the second coming of Christ.
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22.07.2010 - 13:24
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.07.2010 at 13:22

Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 12:42

Written by Disposable Hero on 22.07.2010 at 07:21

PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album


:|

Yeah, WPB was disappointing, but come on, a 2?


Look at the guy's username I am sure he thinks Death Magnetic is the second coming of Christ.


Lol, he called DM a "thrash classic" and that they "still have it after 20 years". HELL NO.
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22.07.2010 - 13:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 13:24

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.07.2010 at 13:22

Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 12:42

Written by Disposable Hero on 22.07.2010 at 07:21

PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album


:|

Yeah, WPB was disappointing, but come on, a 2?


Look at the guy's username I am sure he thinks Death Magnetic is the second coming of Christ.


Lol, he called DM a "thrash classic" and that they "still have it after 20 years". HELL NO.


Yeah I just saw and commented on his comment.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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27.07.2010 - 02:17
Rating: 2
Disposable Hero
Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 13:24

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.07.2010 at 13:22

Written by vezzy on 22.07.2010 at 12:42

Written by Disposable Hero on 22.07.2010 at 07:21

PIECE OF SHIT.Metallicas Death Magnetic destroys the new slayer album


:|

Yeah, WPB was disappointing, but come on, a 2?


Look at the guy's username I am sure he thinks Death Magnetic is the second coming of Christ.


Lol, he called DM a "thrash classic" and that they "still have it after 20 years". HELL NO.

dude its better than any slayers or megaseths new one.u just a metallica hater
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27.07.2010 - 02:23
Rating: 2
Disposable Hero
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.04.2010 at 00:21

Great album! Like ''Christ Illusion'' it's only prevented from being a classic because of a couple of tracks which aren't as good as the rest. (The production also sucks) That said, it's very good, and a couple of the songs have a feeling of ''Diabolus In Musica" about them, which is fine by me, as I liked that album! Its not groundbreaking no, but it's Slayer doing what they do best, and you cant really ask for anything more! xD

nooo it sucks really bad tom cant even sing
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27.07.2010 - 04:27
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Disposable Hero on 27.07.2010 at 02:23
nooo it sucks really bad tom cant even sing


Que? I dont know what that has to do with anything.
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17.08.2010 - 21:11
Rating: 9
Holy Man
STEEL DEFENDER
I thoroughly enjoy this album on a regular basis. I'm a total Slayer loyalist, and I can honestly say I haven't really been disappointed with ANYTHING they've done. Some of the stuff they've done has been slightly out of color for them, but I think they've done it well, and compromised nothing in doing so. I would say that along with the other thrash bands keeping their name in the ring recently, Slayer has blended a bunch of the good shit from the past, with a bunch of good shit from the present, and made one kick ass fuckin album.
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10.09.2010 - 21:39
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
"Hate Worldwide" is a masterpiece .
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10.09.2010 - 21:40
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Vikcen on 10.09.2010 at 21:39

"Hate Worldwide" is a masterpiece .


In your dreams.
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10.09.2010 - 21:44
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by vezzy on 10.09.2010 at 21:40


In your dreams.


Is also valid .
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10.09.2010 - 21:46
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Subconsciously imagining a song is good doesn't make it good.

"Hate Worldwide" is bland and boring, that's that.
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10.09.2010 - 21:53
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
"Hate Worldwide" is neither a masterpiece, nor bland and boring IMO. lol
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04.02.2011 - 16:42
Rating: 10
deepinside
If this album was not made slayer, , i think most of pepole give them 10 , but we know that slayer won!t make again raining blood or seasons in the abyss
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10.03.2011 - 14:09
Rating: 8
BrokenKnuckles
This album is not like classic Slayer. If you had someone who didnt know who Slayer was and Make him/her listen to Rein in Blood than World Painted Blood. I bet they wouldt know it was the same band. On that note I think the album is still awesome. Some songs are fast and loud while others are creepy and messed up, and I think creepy and demented has Slayer written all over it. The bonus DVD "Playing with dolls" is probably the more horrifying thing ive ever watched. Im sure it didnt help that I was Stoned out of my mind but non the less. But its still good 'ol Slayer and lets all hope Diabolus in Musica NEVER happens again.
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12.03.2011 - 13:36
Rating: 7
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
What can I say. Three of the Big Four are just meh nowadays. Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax. I can't say that about Megadeth because, despite the fame and the "not bad" money they've got, they're still delivering great stuff because Mustaine is about skill. And since he still has a tiny bit of knack about making stuff better than 'tallica, then he will do so, because it's not that hard anymore.

But this is not a Megadeth album. This is Slayer. And the album isn't half bad, don't get me wrong. It's not up to the classics, which is not what to expect after so many years and money and halls of fame. I've not seen too many bands or musicians from any genre who produced great stuff after they were uber-famous like Slayer now. The album is good to hear, but it's not something I'll be putting as a favorite or playing a lot. Just "Meh", like all the Revival Thrash. I wish for all of them Big Four realize that they're old and just go on big tours and please their fans, not disappoint them with albums that sound nothing special at all (again except for Megadeth, who still do great because Mustaine's got a few heated musicians like Broderick to carry it on). They'll sell better off the tours, anyway, if that's what they care for.
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There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
The only condition is to ignore them,
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