Slayer Repentless on Limited Edition LP
Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, return with Repentless the band’s eleventh studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, Repentless was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Repentless is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
Thirty-four years into its career, Slayer remains the preeminent punk-thrash band that helped establish the genre and that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Slayer is a five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award-winning metal juggernaut that writes songs which mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society. The band’s first new album in six years continues the Slaytanic offensive with a twelve-song, blood-shaking sonic attack. Repentless is dark, fast, aggressive and without mercy. It was also the most challenging record Slayer has ever had to make.
In 2013, the world mourned the loss of guitarist Jeff Hanneman who died from complications following a two-year illness. A co-founder of Slayer, losing Jeff was very difficult for the band. During Jeff’s illness, friend of the band, guitarist Holt stepped in to help out on tour with Jeff’s blessing and stayed on. Around that time, drummer Dave Lombardo exited the band for the third time and Paul Bostaph, (who played with the band from 1992 – 2001), returned to take over the throne. Slayer never skipped a beat and since Holt and Bostaph both played in Exodus, it was “all-in-the-thrash-family.”
Repentless marks a number of transitions for the band but with their undisputed attitude, Slayer emerges triumphant. Loaded with sensational songs, from the hyper-aggressive metallic blasts of the title track, “Take Control,” “Implode” and “Atrocity Vendor” to the ferocious thrash pounding of “Vices,” “When The Stillness Comes,” and “Pride In Prejudice,” Repentless is Slayer through and through.