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Slayer - Christ Illusion

7.7 | 972 votes |
Release date: 8 August 2006
Style: Thrash metal


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01. Flesh Storm
02. Catalyst
03. Skeleton Christ
04. Eyes Of The Insane
05. Jihad
06. Consfearacy
07. Catatonic
08. Black Serenade
09. Cult
10. Supremist
11. Final Six [Re-release bonus]
+ Slayer On Tour '07 [Re-release bonus]

The best Thrash Metal album of 2006

Additional info
A special edition re-release in July 24th 2007 was released,
featuring the previously unreleased track "Final Six" and an alternate
version of "Black Serenade". That last song replaced the original
version. This edition also contains a bonus DVD called "Slayer on Tour '07", a
clip of the "Unholy Alliance Tour" and some behind-the-scenes footage.

Guest review by
Well, this is really one of those reviews where you just don't know where to start, even though you clearly have a lot to say about the work and everyone wants you to discuss every single characteristic, impression and detail of it. Slayer needs no introduction, their career and influence is well known and respected, so much that sometimes I almost feel intimidated for stating my opinion on their entire discography. In any case, I think it's important. A lot has been said before about the post-"Seasons In The Abyss" era, how the following releases followed undesirable modern tendencies or how they are inconsistent and pretentious. I agree. As you may understand I didn't have high expectations for "Christ Illusion."

published 04.12.2006 | Comments (32)

Guest review by
Five long years we waited for this latest chapter of the Slayer story. Dave Lombardo was back after a hiatus lasting more than a decade and prior to its release the media hailed this album as a great return to form. I finally got my hands on this disc, put it in my CD player, turned the volume up to the maximum, sat back and waited to be blown away. Forty minutes later and I was still waiting. Thinking that it may grow on me I put it straight back on andů nothing. There is not a single track on this album which catches my attention. Of course they are all very Slayer-esque, there are some catchy riffs which emerge every now and again and some good thrash guitar solos. Drumming is top-notch as we all expected. Vocals are angry, like always. So where did this album go wrong? Well, where do I begin?

published 03.05.2008 | Comments (4)

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27.05.2010 - 23:22
This album is good but why this album is awarded as best thrash of 06 ?!!!
Maybe there wasn't any other thrash metal album in that year... ..
09.03.2011 - 03:00
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Written by akeot on 27.05.2010 at 23:22

Maybe there wasn't any other thrash metal album in that year... ..

Oh, there was thrash metal albums in 2006. It's just that most of them sucked since they were coming out of the 1990-2000s depression of grunge-nu metal scenes...
09.03.2011 - 06:02
Rating: 7
Written by akeot on 27.05.2010 at 23:22

This album is good but why this album is awarded as best thrash of 06 ?!!!
Maybe there wasn't any other thrash metal album in that year... ..

vektor-demolition for example is easily better!
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
25.04.2012 - 03:22
Rating: 9
Deserves a higher rating!
28.07.2012 - 05:59
Rating: 6
6 years later this still sucks and can't listen to it.
Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
07.11.2013 - 13:38
Rating: 7
Gem Seeker
Maybe it isn't a very good album but it is still their best since Seasons.
23.04.2014 - 23:11
Rating: 8
This is better than God Hates Us All and World Painted Blood and have some really good tracks like "Flesh Storm", "Catalyst" and "Supremist"
25.04.2014 - 00:34
Rating: 8
I actually kind of like it. atleast it is the best album since 1990 by them imo
26.06.2015 - 05:30
Joe Zombie
Probably my favorite Slayer album of this century. Plenty of great tracks on this one although the lyrics are cringe-inducing on others. Oh well. I'd say this is their best effort since Seasons.

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