Vinyl Roulette #30 – Slayer – World Painted Blood (2009)

Vinyl Roulette #30 – Slayer – World Painted Blood (2009)

August 23, 2019 1 By Kailee Schamberger


[Music] [Music] Slayer world painted blood so this is the second-to-last Slayer record that’s been released so far and I think it’s gonna be the second to last Slayer record it ever released because Slayer announced their farewell tour and I’m not somebody who believes any in any farewell tours a lot of bands do farewell tours and then like a year two years later or even five years later you know they come back this is the last record that Slayer did with her classic lineup the classic lineup is Tom Araya bass singer Jeff Hanneman who’s the one of the guitarists and he’s the main songwriter and then you have Dave Lombardo drummer incredible drummer he’s also in fantômas and dead cross grip incorporated and then Kerry King who’s the other guitarist and he’s the second songwriter but we’ll get into both of them know a little bit this records okay depending on who you ask Slayer were already done by this point or this is the last layer record ooh you need to listen to but there’s still a lot of let’s call it iffy material in the middle it just it’s hard to talk about this era of Slayer without basically talking what happened they basically after a few shows and by a few shows I’m pretty sure was like a year or two which is like a you know normal turn cycle they kicked out Dave Lombardo out of the band because of pay disputes by that point Jeff Hanneman was already pre I mean Jeff Hanneman played in this record and this is last record it also Jeff Hanneman played in but Jeff Hanneman at some point in the middle of that tour up he basically just couldn’t keep touring because of the the problems that he had at first it was reported there was this spider bite then it became much more serious thing which is then he died off basically like cirrhosis or some something related to alcohol you know drinking a lot of alcohol so it’s a really bittersweet tragic almost record to listen to because I’m huge Slayer fan from when I was a kid I mean I’m on the big four of thrash metal are basically what I grew up with you know in terms of after the Beatles after Septon that’s what I was listening to and Jeff Hanneman for me is person who wrote all the good Slayer songs he’s the one that kept that bang going he’s the one that had the vision he’s one had the riffs the the playing the the ideas so then when when he’s out of the picture and then when you take out Dave Lombardo out of the picture and Dave Lombardo has been kicked out or left the band various points and you know I I don’t want to get in too deep into all the internal struggles but as you can see it’s clear that Slayer is not a band that’s been stable or or even has had a like a perfect run of records from start to finish so for me I wouldn’t number one recommend this record if you don’t know anything about Slayer if you don’t know anything about Slayer I mean you need to go into Rhian and blood in south of heaven this is where you start with Slayer maybe hell awaits which is one before it’s layered for those of you who don’t know and like I said they’re one of the big four of thrash metal thrash is the combination of the technicality of heavy metal you know the heavy metal of Iron Maiden of Judas Priest of Black Sabbath you combine that with the speed of punk you know the speed of hardcore punk not just any punk so the speed of Dead Kennedys of at ESOL of dirty rotten imbeciles DRI you combine that with Judas Priest with Iron Maiden you get this I mean or you know at least the early version of thrash which you know Metallica Megadeth Slayer and anthrax those are the big four then they all came well except anthrax came from New York but they all came from basically Los Angeles area at some point Metallica moved to the San Francisco because nobody paid attention to them in LA but a Slayer and and Megadeth you know they grew up around the glam metal scene and and and were the reaction against that glam metal scene once the late 80s Early 90s came around the bands that were against glam metal became more popular than glam metal and and by the time that Nirvana and grunge came about and then knocked everything else thrash metal was still having a really healthy way about it I mean the Black Album Metallica’s record that came out before nevermind sold better than their mind even though people might think that nevermind sold more copies but the black albums all moan copy Slayer Megadeath were having gold platinum records but now coming back to this record slay just had a lot of hit and miss records after their classic 80s mid to late 80s early 90s era it’s like after they did a seasons in the abyss they kicked out Lombardo to me anytime to kick out Lombard as a big mistake Dave Lombardo is of Cuban descent anybody who grows up in a Latin household is without you knowing what it is you listen to salsa meaning you know but chat and then now you know you have all these other different genres but all these Caribbean all these Latin styles of music are imprinted inside of yourself and when you’re a drummer those rhythms come out in weird ways and when you’re a metal drummer which you’re forced to almost be like a drum machine you know you’re when you’re somebody who has that Latin flavor you just add even if it’s like a tiny fill a tiny roll here and there those little changes just had that tiny spark that makes you go from a great band to one of the classics when you’re inside a band when you’re somebody like Kerry King you don’t see that you just want to get more money I guess you know you don’t want to deal with a drummer who’s more expensive who has an opinion so then at some point they had a dispute about you know salary percentage of how much money they were earning Kerry King basically kicked out Dave Lombardo by that point Jeff Hanneman wasn’t even playing with Slayer because of his health problems it was Gary Holt of Exodus who’s this guy that’s playing so you know and I’m not even talking about the music which is some portion the main thing is that Slayer succumbed to all the problems that a band who’s not interested in the artistic comes to which is you know though and and why weren’t they focused on that because the main songwriter was out of the picture by that point it just becomes a real sad state of affairs to talk about this record I would give just record maybe a six out of ten and that’s because I’m a huge Slayer fan so I can’t give it anything better than six it would be unfair to other records that are better I do like this self-titled track I do like sycophant I read public display of dismemberment and snuff unit 731 the main song that I don’t like is hate worldwide which is one of the singles at some point probably after they released the record or around the time the release god hates us all like slayer was already like a parody of itself you know just making songs about the Antichrist you’re already dealing with cliches something like hate worldwide you know it’s like let’s spray a little hate worldwide it’s just like it becomes like a little too dumb to me and I don’t know if that’s actually a cherry King song but I wouldn’t be surprised let’s see here on music and lyrics Kerry King there you go so what happened looks layer after Hanuman we released a record called which is a record after this the only record released after this is called repent lists but though all the songs were written by Kerry King Kerry King didn’t let Gary Holt who’s one of the main songwriters in Exodus to write so now it’s this whole one note I’m an atheist I hate God it became a parody of itself and it already was a parody of itself in some ways and then it became a full one so it’s sad that I have this record to talk about in terms of Slayer because we have incredible stuff and if you asked me I would just stay with the 80s and record since he says in the abyss because ultimately what mate Slayer interesting to me was not you know the the Satan imagery or the the attitude the you know the pictures the artworks like ultimately who was that when you put those songs in the right setting they would be as scary as the scariest horror movie and when you get to this it’s not scary at all you know it’s not even intimidating it’s kind of it’s by the numbers even though there are good songs here it’s not I cannot even compare to other Slayer records it’s a less interesting version of what they were [Music]