ARTIST:

SLAYER

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

REPENTLESS

(2015)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

THRASH

TAGS:
Opera-Rock, Screaming vocals
"Overcoming adversity and trials, Slayer offers us with Repentless a solid thrash record guaranteeing a newfound know-how and a huge desire to fight."
NOISE (11.09.2015)  
4/5
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Never before had Slayer waited so long to release a new album. The band likes to take its time but has also been confronted with many trials, the main one being the death of its iconic guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May 2013. Added to this was the disagreement with Dave Lombardo, replaced again by Paul Bostaph and then the breakup with mentor Rick Rubin and the American label. But Slayer is not the kind of band to give up so easily. 

Eleventh album of the band, "Repentless" is above all the project of Kerry King that nothing seems to be able to stop. With its last records, Slayer had surprised and divided its fans and struggled to find the energy of its legendary years. "Repentless" is composed of twelve tracks and is awaited with a mixture of curiosity - especially concerning Gary Holt's performance - and skepticism, the last great Slayer record being more than 20 years old.

From the start, the band takes us by the throat. After the intro, 'Delusions Of Saviour', Slayer hits hard with a phenomenal and power track sung with conviction by Tom Araya. After this uppercut we discover a classic set in the style of composition of the band. But by going straight to the point, King avoids certain errors of the past. Musically Holt does the job and is well in the steps of Hanneman and Araya offers himself a second youth by tearing off the voice in a very beautiful way.

We can distinguish good fast and aggressive songs that are a pleasure to hear like 'Atrocity Vendor', 'Implode' or 'Take Control' and its very strong chorus. The disc also proposes heavier and crushing tracks like 'Cast The First Stone', embellished by excellent soli, as well as 'When The Stilness Comes'. This last one leans by its slower side towards 'South Of Heaven' with a beautiful final acceleration which would have deserved to last longer. Then between the two styles, 'You Against You' stands out. The song is fast and powerful, it offers a unifying chorus and other very good soli. Finally we will evoke 'Piano Wire', written by Hanneman and typical of his style of writing with this small glaucous and fast side which made the force of the titles written by the guitarist.

Certainly 'Repentless' has some small defects and songs less strong than others. But without being at the level of 'Reign In Blood' it is a pleasure to listen to and proves that Slayer is not ready to be retired yet.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Delusions Of Saviour
02. Repentless
03. Take Control
04. Vices
05. Cast The First Stone
06. When The Stillness Comes
07. Chasing Death
08. Implode
09. Piano Wire
10. Atrocity Vendor
11. You Against You
12. Pride In Prejudice

LINEUP:
Gary Holt: Guitares
Kerry King: Guitares
Paul Bostaph: Batterie
Tom Araya: Chant / Basse
   
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