He could tell me the album is the greatest thing to happen since Kate Upton’s massive rack, and I still wouldn’t sit down with the impending Slayer record for a listen.
Slayer’s last few albums have been identical — they’ve all sucked.
So don’t think it strange I’m not buying into Slayer guitarist Kerry King’s talking up of the new material.
King claims fans will “dig” the band’s upcoming release as it contains much of the same type of material that Slayer has covered on its previous efforts.
“By the time this record comes out, it’s gonna be six years, almost, since the last one. So you can only beat the old the old material so much, you know, and then you’ve gotta have some new stuff to infuse in there. It’s fun to do that too, though. It’s fun to have new material you can play because, you know, at some point you get tired of playing certain songs. But we played ‘Raining Blood,’ ‘Angel Of Death,’ almost every show since ’86, so… That goes both ways. There’s some [songs] that you’re just gonna play ’till you stop playing, and there’s some you’re, like, ‘I’m ready to take four years off on this one.’ So we’ll have 10-12 new ones to play for everybody next year.
“I think it’s business as usual, pretty much. We’ve got fast material, we’ve got heavy material, we’ve got spooky material… So anything you dug about Slayer historically, you should dig about this record.”
Translation: It’ll be bad. Real bad.
The next Slayer album will be released by Nuclear Blast Records.
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