Slayer - Divine Intervention

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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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14.03.2011 - 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!
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
14.05.2011 - 20:22
Rating: 6
Didnt really like it compared to the past few masterpieces they did.
02.10.2011 - 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...
02.10.2011 - 17:12
Never liked this album at all.
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
23.01.2013 - 19:57
Rating: 9
Killer !!!
29.04.2014 - 02:20
Rating: 9
brutal. dat bostaph though (his best album IMO). slightly underrated perhaps?
07.09.2014 - 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".
13.01.2019 - 18:14
Rating: 6
Maasai Mara
Dittohead shows glimpses of what Slayer should sound and feel like. Hell of an awesome song in a sea of the average, forgettable and slow songs.
You are not metal enough until you visit Kenya. The cradle of mankind, where man learnt first to work with stones and first enjoyed the sounds produced by banging stones which later influenced metal in all its sounds and genres.

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