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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47

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  1. DanielR.
    Jul 20, 2009
    8
    Slayer's best album since Season's, the album's higlight's are the the track's Flesh Storm, Jihad and Cult, could of used more of Hanneman's songwriting, but it's still a good album.
  2. gordys
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    As great as "Reign in Blood" is, this might be Slayer's best album yet. From the opening riff of Flesh Storm, to the closing note of Supremisy, this album is metal perfection! I'd also like to give a big WELCOME BACK to Dave Lombardo!
  3. JackTheRipper
    Oct 12, 2006
    10
    Among the three best Slayer album. Cult and flesh storm are absolutely great songs
  4. J.
    Sep 5, 2006
    10
    Absolutely awesome!
  5. [Anonymous]
    Aug 18, 2006
    9
    Fantastically consistent and energetic.
  6. ThomB
    Aug 21, 2006
    9
    25 years and many albums in and Slayer is at their peak. Not only does "Christ Illusion" hold it's own with their un-holy trinty of "Hell Awaits", "Reign In Blood" and "South of Heaven" - it manges at times to eclipse. World events being what they are, Slayer's rage at religion and war seem more warranted and important than ever.
  7. erick
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    Kicks asssssssssssssssssssss.. I will always buy new Slayer shit.
  8. wilkesb
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    Drums and death have never sounded so harmonious. Very impressive return to form, this is a Slayer CD.
  9. SamuliL
    Nov 19, 2006
    7
    Christ illusions has its great moments like the opening track Flesh Storm,also Jihad,Catalyst,Consfearacy and supremist are exellent! The rest of the tracks are the avarage Slayer. After listening hunred times over i would say that it is not the best Slayer album,but it is not the worst!
  10. 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!
  11. TomFoolery
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    This is one of the best metal albums you will hear in 2006. The return of DL on drums makes this there best album since Seasons. You can still hear some of the Nu-Metal experiments from the last couple albums, but overall they have tried to return to the sound that made them who they are. Who are they you say? The best Thrash-Metal band that has ever existed!
  12. 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.
  13. ThomasF
    Dec 29, 2008
    10
    Slayer don't write bad songs. Go buy this and all the other Slayer albums if u don't already have them. These people above talking about nu-metal are very ignorant. Having a more groove(post-thrash) and death sounding style doesn't have anything to do with gay nu-metal (Kerry King was friends with Pantera not KORN...). If you don't like hearing different tunings and Slayer don't write bad songs. Go buy this and all the other Slayer albums if u don't already have them. These people above talking about nu-metal are very ignorant. Having a more groove(post-thrash) and death sounding style doesn't have anything to do with gay nu-metal (Kerry King was friends with Pantera not KORN...). If you don't like hearing different tunings and different keys in songs then you are most likely not musically gifted. Just listen to the art these dude create. SLAYER!!!!!! Expand
  14. Apr 11, 2012
    7
    Although this album may seem to be unfocused rage at first, you will find that "Christ Illusion" is an insightful look into such subjects, such as the 9/11 crisis and religious excuses for violence and destruction. From the start of "Flesh Storm", to the others such as "Eyes of the Insane", and "Jihad", the album is like making a shake in the blender with monster, red bull, and coffee allAlthough this album may seem to be unfocused rage at first, you will find that "Christ Illusion" is an insightful look into such subjects, such as the 9/11 crisis and religious excuses for violence and destruction. From the start of "Flesh Storm", to the others such as "Eyes of the Insane", and "Jihad", the album is like making a shake in the blender with monster, red bull, and coffee all mixed together. That is the overall feel of the album, until we get to the songs "Consfearacy", "Catatonic", and "Black Serenade". But "Cult' brings the album back into its blender feel again. Overall, this is a good album by itself, but it doesn't achieve everything that a Slayer album should be able to achieve, with its lack of guitar solos. However, Araya's vocals are excellent in this album. Give "Christ Illusion a good listen, you will be satisfied well enough. Expand
  15. Feb 8, 2014
    9
    This marvelous album is the biggest comeback after World Painted Blood. It gave the signals of World Painted Blood. Christ Illusion includes amazing songs such as Flesh Storm, Cult, Supremist and Catalyst. 9 out of 10 for this comeback.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Uncut
    80
    [Drummer Dave Lombardo's] return hasn't complicated Slayer's brutal, single-minded aesthetic, but it has stoked the hellfire that merely sputtered on God Hates Us All. [Sep 2006, p.97]
  2. An anti-Christian/anti-Islam/anti-Theocratic, anti-war album, Christ Illusion is essential for anyone interested in the genre.
  3. They're not exactly shaking up their own heavy-duty formula, but with the hell-and-handbasket thing going strong, what difference does it make to them?