Articles tagged slayer

1 Sep 2015 // 11:30 AM

Slayer - “Cast the First Stone” (audio) (Singles Going Steady)

Metal greats Slayer offer up a brand new single, "Cast the First Stone", in partnership with Adult Swim.

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When Slayer Screams About Dying, You Feel Alive

When the latest incarnation of Slayer walked onto a stage full of Marshall stacks and upside-down crosses, it was a chance to see how a band long obsessed with death was coping with its aftermath.

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Blood and Thunder: Turning Blasphemy Into Fun

A recent gig by Black Breath and Goatwhore highlighted one of metal's most endearing qualities: how profane blasphemy can generate a feeling of positivity.

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Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber

In an age when writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

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Slayer - 5 November, Saskatoon, SK

When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.

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Toxic Holocaust: From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Joel Grind takes us on a career-spanning tour of the blackened thrash demon that is Toxic Holocaust on this career-spanning compilation.

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28 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Anthrax: Worship Music

The return of the singer that made them great has revitalized these thrash veterans, putting them back on track to lasting greatness.

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Letting the Freaks and Geeks Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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15 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Slayer’s Reign in Blood

Metal fans are a cynical bunch when it comes to outsiders offering critiques of their favorite pieces of work, and can pick apart a treatise with the thoroughness of fussy jazz enthusiasts.

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Various Artists: The Unholy Alliance [DVD]

Musically, of course, it doesn’t get much better than this – some of metal’s biggest names are on the bill, and in fine form, too, so the main fault with The Unholy Alliance is the compilation.

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19 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

Slayer (2006)

Slayer isn't great, and it isn't a hopeless failure, but it's not especially noteworthy, either.

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30 Jan 2007 // 1:45 AM

Speed-metal can be summed up in so many ways: guitar riffs that erupt like machine-gun fire, drumbeats on nonstop blast, singing that spews like the

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6 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Slayer: Christ Illusion

Slayer's best album in 16 years is also their most thought-provoking work to date.

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11 Jul 2006 // 2:00 AM


While its premise and execution are overtly derivative, Slayer works through an illuminating politics concerning U.S. military actions and local populations.

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	Slayer: Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

Twenty years after the emergence of America’s great “Big Four” thrash metal bands, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer, it’s interesting when you stop

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31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

	Slayer: God Hates Us All

In an admittedly ineffective attempt to duplicate the churningly chaotic spirit of Slayer’s worldview, let’s put the CD player on random and see

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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