5.0 out of 5 stars
NO EQUAL., July 4 2006
I bought this on 9/11/01.
It was early in the morning & I had no idea what was going on in the world yet.
I was focused on two things getting to work and buying the new Slayer cd.
My job at the time was right next door to a small record store.
By the time I got into work I was told to go home.
It was then I was informed.
It was another 24 hours b4 I remebered that I had bought this cd.
So I popped it in my walkman and sat on my porch listening and reading along to God Hates Us All.
By the end of the 1st song I was in tears.
Allthough not what some would call"PATRIOTIC"nor could anyone for better or worse make any connections to this cd or the events that took place on the day of its release there was/is still a noteable ambiance of frustration and anger that should not be dismissed just because this is some metal band.
In a way Slayer are a true representation of freedom of expression in this country.
Theres no reason why Slayer cant be mentioned next to the greats(Guthrie,Dylan etc)cept for the fact that they play really abrasive metal but none the less shouldnt they be honered just the same?!
My better half is amoung those who just cant get past the fact that they are LOUD.
I convinced her to see them live with earplugs(hey it was a compramise!)and she was floored.
Not by how heavy or how well they played just by the sheer crackling energy these guys produce even b4 they play a single note.
Slayer are an important voice in the world of music.
One day everyone else will realise this or maybe its better that they just stay the f@#k away.
Yeah I like that idea alot better.