It's fast, loud, angry, sloppy, and takes many listens (if you don't mind risking deafness). But all in all, I don't think such intensity has ever been recorded before in the metal genre. Though, I could be wrong.
All that's needed for a good synopsis of the album can be found in it's opening seconds, as it begins with a bass crescendo and Tom Araya screaming "Disintegrate. You. Bastards!!!" and it certainly doesn't lose that sentiment anytime throughout the album
For those who seek the loud and unyielding, this deserves a try, and maybe even some patience, as it comes across as if the music itself is inebriated. It's fierce, entrenched, and is as confrontational as all get out, but it seems very purposely undirected, which only makes it more to be reckoned with. Although ears virgin to the album won't be able to follow it for those mentioned reasons, all of the untamed vehemence is able to be followed and understood after a few (or quite a few) listens. At which point nothing else seems to stand up in plain ferocity.
Four of the tracks are played so fast, that they just released them as two songs put together. The second half of track 2, a cover of 'leeches', is sung (in spurts) faster than any song I've ever heard.
I must admit though, this is nothing like any other slayer album. It is somewhat representative of a chaos and formlessness in slayer reinventing themselves between the albums "divine intervention" and "diabolus in musica". It is just great thrash 'punk' music in its own right. It is the thrash of thrash. If grim atmosphere were not a factor for me (excepting the final track here, which has plenty of that), This would be my questionlessly favorite slayer album.