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World Painted [Import]

Slayer Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, Slayer assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk. Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer set the new standard which all others continue to follow. Slayer - Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and Dave Lombardo/drums - is the band that other ... Read more in Amazon's Slayer Store

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  • Audio CD (9 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,167 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last! 14 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Things you need to know about me. I worship Slayer from Reign in Blood to Seasons in the Abyss. Since then they have made the odd good track but nothing really has inspired me. Even last years Christ Illusion with DL back behind the drums I found it boring and I lost interest very quickly. I don't just like metal and it never bothered me too much that Slayer lost their way. I am not a blinkered Slayer fan who just likes metal so therefore is giving out 5 gold stars just because they turn up to the studio.

Things you need to know about this album. Araya gives the best vocal performance since Seasons and this is why WPB is easily their best since then, one of the main reasons why I loved Slayer was Arayas voice, it's back and I love it! Hanneman makes an effort to write excellent songs, this in turn makes Kerry King write better songs as he needs to up his game. Araya also has song writing credits, and I believe this is why this album is top-notch. Also a lot of songs they work on together just like they did on SITA. Every song maybe the age old Slayer material but here it is attacked with vitality and energy.

The production! This is under a lot of scrutiny since Mr Fieldman produced Death Magnetic. For me Death Magnetics production was inferior and I maybe no audiophille but I didn't like it at all. Funny that when I played this album (vinyl version) this was forefront of my mind. And to be honest I think I gave it too much thought which did cloud my judgment on the first few listens. Don't worry about it. Yes I have to turn my bass dial up to thicken the sound but after a few listens you start to appreciate this album for what it is. And that is Slayer on top-form. And that ladies and gentlemen is a reason to celebrate.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - A return to form at last!!!! 2 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Ok, Ignore the negative reviews. This is Slayer's best album in years, I realise that's a cliche but they have really made the effort this time.

Their recent output hasn't been the best, God Hates us all had a few moments, Christ Illusion was pure dirt and it's fair to say my expectations for this were quite low. So it was a pleasant surprise to find myself being blown away by the album; and it hasn't left the CD player since.

The album opens with the title track; very atmospheric introduction complete with military style snare drumming (Lombardos performance throughout the album is phenomenal)before heading into more familiar thrash metal territory, however the difference here is there are a couple of quite effective groove sections before heading into a spoken word mid section, the track then picks up for the finale by revisiting the verses only this time 10 times as intense. A truely epic track at almost 6 minutes.

Unit 731 - Incredibaly fast + agressive track dealing with some scary subject matter. Musically this reminds me of some of the more punkish elements of the Reign in Blood album, the track is short and relentless.

Snuff - Another fast numbner, opening with a string of solos recalling Captor Of Sin, Verse is mid paced, along the lines of Epidemic, before the song opens up with some fantastic riffing for the chorus.

Beauty through order - this is Slayer at their most atmospheric, think Divine Intervention, Dead Skin Mask, Spill the Blood. Great clean singing from Araya and there are numerous shifts in mood and tempo in this one. I hope they make a video for this.

Hate Worldwide - Another Kerry King effort, this one recalls Black Magic and deals with familiar satanic themes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, beautiful, classic.. 9 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
No need here for a long winded, rambling review. This album is simple, pure, speed metal workout from Slayer.
This album is entertaining because there is no bull. You can put it on and just enjoy it for what it is; fast, heavy and fun. Slayer have not tried too hard to make something different and have preferred just to let themselves go and unleash their creative frustrations by creating an album which is pretty much pastiche.
Dave Lombardo is in absolutely top form and the production is excellent.
Don't expect anything different but it does exactly what it says on the tin. Superb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slayer - World Painted Blood 29 Aug 2011
By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
World Painted Blood is the 11th studio album from the American Thrash Metal band Slayer; released in late 2009 this was the second studio album recorded after the band reunited with original Dave Lombardo.

This forty minute record finds the band split pretty much down the middle between straight forward no thrills thrash songs and groove-orientated songs, with some of each kind featuring slow atmospheric intros.

Tracks like `Psychopathy Red,' `Snuff,' and `Hate Worldwide,' deliver the trademark Slayer pounding sound, while `Beauty Through Order,' and `Playing With Dolls,' are more menacing numbers which break up the album from being all speed.

The album has taken a fair amount of criticism for its production job and for a perceived laziness, lack of variety or lack of new ideas. This is something you'll have to try for yourself as the same standard of musicianship and aggression Slayer always delver is present on the record but the album met with mixed reviews anyway.

If you are a Slayer fan I recommend that you pick up a copy and give it a good few listens before dismissing it all together. Tracks like `Not Of This God,' and `Americon,' provide enough new spins on the Slayer formula to warrant at least a curiosity listen and the rest of the album delivers what you normally want from Slayer.

My advice is that you try this before buying it. At first, I personally wasn't overly keen on the album but it is a grower and now I am fairly fond of it. Certainly, World Painted Blood is not Slayer's best album, will never be hailed as a classic and is not the best place for new fans to start; however neither is it devoid of value as some hyperbolic reviewers would have you believe.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to their best
I bought reign in blood years ago excellent album, then bought south of heaven not as good, but this is a return to form as far as i'm concerned. Hurrah.
Published 5 months ago by Roy the Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very worthy purchase
This is my first slayer purchase and I've just seen them headline in Dublin for my first time and like the gig this cd rocks from start to finish
Published 9 months ago by Jeff Hardy
4.0 out of 5 stars All good
They never let me down, so many bands from my youth have become a shadow of their former selves, not slayer, they are as hard as they have ever been. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal
Brilliant.. brutal... Slayer is as Slayer does and this is a fine example of the music created by this outstanding group of Musicians.
Published on 5 Jun 2011 by TJREES
5.0 out of 5 stars I like thrash again after 20 years away...
Superb. Sad but true - I listen to it on average 3 times a day when I have my iPod on at work.
Published on 19 Nov 2010 by JuJuOrange
3.0 out of 5 stars worth a punt
There are different sides to this album , on one hand its groovier than they are used to being which i like and there are actually chorus' that are good and strong but there is... Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2010 by sean paul mccann
4.0 out of 5 stars Colour me Blood
A welcome, if not wholly satisfying, return to the fold, World Painted Blood finds Slayer getting back to what they used to do best. Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2010 by ratmonkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Reign in Blood, step aside

Fantastic album. Just amazing.
I've owned the deluxe edition for a good few weeks now and I must have listened to it through... Read more
Published on 21 July 2010 by Max Watt
5.0 out of 5 stars Slayer's 'World Painted Blood'
Yet more masterly heavy metal from the best metal band in the world ever. Best album since 'The Blackening', and Slayer's best since 'Divine Intervention'!
Published on 8 May 2010 by Gavin Appleby
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest
I was waiting in anticipation for this one, despite being largely underwhelmed by the previous two Slayer efforts. Yet once again I found myself left slightly cold by the album. Read more
Published on 28 April 2010 by A. Kennedy
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