World Painted Blood is the latest release from Slayer, which came out in 2009. While they are working to change that, their World Painted Blood album is a perfect example of how Slayer stands out from other bands of their genre. Slayer has been able to cover bases that a lot of other bands are unable to do, and its something incredible.
The power in Tom Araya's vocals are far more eminent on this album, you can truly hear the passion in his voice. That's always something to admire.
The title track, "World Painted Blood", while its good lyrically, does feel a bit slow for Slayer, which throws us off a little bit. That being said, the spoken vocals in it are a very nice touch.
The album does have its slower tracks, but it also has killer fast paced ones such as "Hate Worldwide", which sounds like its trying to punch your speakers out. Plus, some tracks are just made to be played live, like "Psychopathy Red" and "Unit 731."
Speaking of, "Psychopathy Red" hands down is our favorite track on the album because of the way it sounds and the story it tells. Its kind of a morbid story in a way, as it seems to be about a suicide but it may open some eyes. Which is something highly important when it comes to lyrics.
Over all, Slayer did a wonderful job, though we cannot wait to hear what they have in store for us for this year. Who knows? They may have just topped themselves once more on the greatness scale.
This album review was a requested one from Jack Toresen!
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