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Not sure if I'm allowed to start a new threat but I was listening to Slayers new album Repentless again, this time sober and I must admit, I'm a little disappointed. I love the song Repentless, I love the lyrics, the energy and the video, but there are only 2 or 3 songs on the album that tickle my fancy. What do you guys think?

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New threads are welcome as long as they're not duplicates. That policy may be getting revised after we go through the forum again and clean up old threads; we recently switched platforms and we're in the midst of a very slow overhaul.

I haven't enjoyed listening to Slayer in years, and the new album did nothing to change my mind. 

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9 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

New threads are welcome as long as they're not duplicates. That policy may be getting revised after we go through the forum again and clean up old threads; we recently switched platforms and we're in the midst of a very slow overhaul.

I haven't enjoyed listening to Slayer in years, and the new album did nothing to change my mind. 

I did look for a threat about Slayer Repentless and I didn't find one, if there is one I apologize. Please point me in the right direction and remove this one please.

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I haven't enjoyed Slayer since "Seasons...." (I am a staunch defender of that album as it is a real time and place record for me).  I too enjoyed "Repentless" as a single but the rest of the record is instantly forgettable.  They should have called it a day years ago to my mind as they are firmly in the realm of this endless conveyor belt of "meh".  

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I think it's okay. I'd give it a B if it were a test. :)

This is a bit of a sidebar issue but I'm surprised I can't seem to find anything in the liner notes about Jeff. I know he's been gone a couple years, but it would have been nice to see at least a mention of his name.

Too bad they couldn't get Larry Carroll to do the artwork again.

All things considered, I'd still go see them live.

I got the CD that comes with the DVD. Heard the music but haven't seen the DVD yet. I believe it deals with the making of the album, or something.

Anyway, I hope they come by here soon. I live in the U.S. I don't have a passport, so I can't hop over to one of their overseas shows. :)

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I went to see Slayer tour it live last month as my first proper gig and they played amazingly, the energy was incredible but I do agree with you; it's definitely not their best work. However, I don't believe they should be discredited for that; look at ACDC's new album (I know it's not metal), even Iron Maiden's new album is a bit rehashed and slightly tired.

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I went to see Slayer tour it live last month as my first proper gig and they played amazingly, the energy was incredible but I do agree with you; it's definitely not their best work. However, I don't believe they should be discredited for that; look at ACDC's new album (I know it's not metal), even Iron Maiden's new album is a bit rehashed and slightly tired.

I respect Bolt Thrower's approach to new music. Their last album was released in 2004, and they have written new material, but they scrapped it because they felt that it didn't live up to their standards. They still play live, but they refuse to release anything else until they feel that it's worthy. That's how older bands should be handling new material, instead of dumping a new no-effort turd on us every two years.

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The difference is that Book Of Souls, whilst not being amazing, is still a solid enough album. The new Slayer is entirely forgettable much like everything they've done since South Of Heaven. Three of their first 4 albums were of very high quality but Slayer have not been that band for over twenty years and their standards have slipped. BAN's Bolt Thrower comment is apt - you know what you're getting with them but it's consistent quality. Melechesh are another good example of a band which releases consistently good albums and has done for 15 years or so now.

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Maybe all Slayer need is some backing from their fans to bring them back on track; you have to remember that they' would have changed because of the change of members and the 'bringing back' of the band. I see no major problem with the album personally, I think it's still good music and there's enough people that like it. South Of Heaven was definitely their peak but I think they still have fight left in them; look at Lemmy living on.

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2 hours ago, hellinside said:

Maybe all Slayer need is some backing from their fans to bring them back on track; you have to remember that they' would have changed because of the change of members and the 'bringing back' of the band. I see no major problem with the album personally, I think it's still good music and there's enough people that like it. South Of Heaven was definitely their peak but I think they still have fight left in them; look at Lemmy living on.

You're kidding right? Hell Awaits was the pinnacle of Slayer's career, South Of Heaven was a step up from Reign In Blood but after that Slayer are forgettable. New Slayer sounds exactly like the preceding 2 albums. It's boring and uninspired. Personnel changes have nothing to do with it.

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They're phoning it in. I never liked South Of Heaven, but at least they weren't short of ideas there. Reading interviews now, it's pretty obvious that Tom's heart hasn't been in it for years, Jeff was the social glue as well as a creative force, Kerry sees the band as his own personal brand, and the other dudes are hired guns with little input. People seem to have to work to like the new album. The things I hear most are "well, it doesn't totally suck" and "but dude, it's fucking Slayer". I seriously doubt anyone is going to be jamming it regularly in a few years' time. 

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