I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Slayer - Divine Intervention [1994]

Well, they've mostly fixed the guitar distortion problem from the last album. The first thing I noticed was how much punch the bass drum has. "Killing Fields" has an amazing start, but it's followed by some pretty questionable transitions. Very angry, though. "Sex, Murder, Art" makes the album feel a bit more like a Slayer song. "Fictional Reality" is the first weak song on the album. "Dittohead" is a fun speed metal song for the majority of the song. "Divine Intervention" is a slow evil pounding before "Circle of Beliefs" takes a jackhammer to your face. This is much more of a continuation from Seasons. There are some really great songs, and some that are flat and boring. The evil has been diluted a bit, replaced with violence that reflects the punk phase that Slayer was in when making this album. Though, "213" really recaptures that evil feeling that was prevalent in the earlier stuff, but with a more modern twist.

Rating: 7.75


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