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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

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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).

published 04.04.2008 | Comments (31)

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Deadmeat - 14.03.2011 at 00:10  
Rating: 8 Nice album! i'd like the guitar tone a bit lower though... Mind Control is one of the best Slayer songs in their history!
godisdead - 14.05.2011 at 20:22  
Rating: 6 Didnt really like it compared to the past few masterpieces they did.
musicalkaratekid - 02.10.2011 at 15:14  
Rating: 9 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...
RavenKing - 02.10.2011 at 17:12  
  Never liked this album at all.
Ralle - 23.01.2013 at 19:57  
Rating: 9 Killer !!!
errorcode99 - 29.04.2014 at 02:20  
Rating: 8 brutal. dat bostaph though (his best album IMO). slightly underrated perhaps?
Spacerunner - 07.09.2014 at 18:18  
  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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