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  • Summary: This is the first studio output for the original lineup of the metal band since 1990's Seasons In The Abyss.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Not since the maniac thrash of 1986's genre-eclipsing Reign in Blood have these SoCal wastrels managed music that sounds so frighteningly out of control and yet wholly, idealistically pure of intent.
  2. Christ Illusion is not a throwback; it's something new steeped in something old.
  3. An anti-Christian/anti-Islam/anti-Theocratic, anti-war album, Christ Illusion is essential for anyone interested in the genre.
  4. The question with Christ Illusion, as with any post-Seasons album, is simple: could these songs make it into Slayer's live set? The answer is yes, and more than the usual one or two.
  5. Their most rigorously conceived and focused [album] for years.
  6. The good news is that this is the band’s strongest music since Seasons in the Abyss. The bad news is that, compared to their vaulted ’80s output, the album lacks intensity.
  7. "Christ Illusion" for the most part consists of leaden, grinding sludge devoid of any urgency or malevolence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. JackTheRipper
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    Among the three best Slayer album. Cult and flesh storm are absolutely great songs
  2. erick
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    Kicks asssssssssssssssssssss.. I will always buy new Slayer shit.
  3. J.
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    Absolutely awesome!
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 18, 2006
    9
    Fantastically consistent and energetic.
  5. BitBurn
    Oct 12, 2006
    9
    When I was a teenager I never was a big Slayer fan. Now twenty years later and in my mid-thirties I finally get it: Those guys kick ass!
  6. BillJ.
    Nov 1, 2007
    8
    Reggie S, that is the most hilarious thing I have ever read. Comparing Slayer to Winger. Wow! "She's only seventeeeen!" Yeah baby.
  7. ReggieS
    Oct 17, 2006
    1
    Slayer are so lame! Winger had bigger balls and guitars...not to mention the sexy Kipp Winger. Whateven Slayer has done, Winger has done it Slayer are so lame! Winger had bigger balls and guitars...not to mention the sexy Kipp Winger. Whateven Slayer has done, Winger has done it 10X better!! Go get a Winger album and find out for yourself!! Expand

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