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  • Summary: Produced by Matt Hyde, 'God Hates Us All' is the eighth studio album (and first in three years) for the Southern California thrash-metal band. Originally set for a July 2001 release, the album was delayed so that American Recordings head Rick Rubin and producer Sean Beavan could remix each of the tracks. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
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  1. The most powerful, viscerally brutal album the quartet have released to date. [Sep 2001, p.100]
  2. Slayer remains an elemental metal band, continuing to surge on something high-grade and uncut.
  3. They're still racing through their riffs with the velocity of a NASCAR winner. [21 Sep 2001, p.84]
  4. 80
    Don't worry--eight albums into their reign, Slayer still sound like Slayer. [Sep 2001, p.158]
  5. 80
    Sounds like a tighter, more focused version of past glories.
  6. God Hates Us All is Slayer's most brutal record since 1986's immortal (or undead) Reign in Blood.
  7. 60
    It's not as good as 1988's South of Heaven, but there's enough speaker-shredding guitar noise to make up for any vocal deficiencies. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.128]

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 12, 2001
    wish i could give it 11on 10. Incredible. Fast, gruesome and dark. You can't pick one particular track. They're all brilliant!!!!
  2. SeamusS
    Oct 3, 2006
    Okay, I dont listen to metal ever, and I'm not sure as to what their other albums are like but I'm pretty sure this is probably the most (tastefully) progressive metal album I've ever heard. Beyond how exhausting it is, it's a thrillride with (most importantly) something to say. It puts alot of other bands that have hid behind their image to shame. (For anyone who cares, I normally listen to Wilco, The Beach Boys, Big Star and Sonic Youth to put it things into persepective, for the "non-fan"I guess) Expand
  3. AaronP.
    Oct 13, 2001
    Slayer is, and always will be the one who would remain after nuclear winter and slaughter the poseurs where they may still remain. This album goes to show that its not about the nookie or the motherfucking end of everything.....This is real metal, refined metal and if you are anything close to human and have a rebellious mind...I highly recommend this satanic relic Expand
  4. AaronA.
    Feb 6, 2002
  5. Brian
    Sep 6, 2004
    One of the best purchases I've ever made...
  6. LeoZ.
    Oct 25, 2001
    Brutal, heavy and totally unmerciful to those who cannot stand this kind of heavy shit. Play this way too loud at night and you can feel every dark and demonic forces crawling themselves around you... Expand
  7. JoshS.
    Dec 18, 2001
    slayer sucks and always sucked they should fall dorment and ill and have his larynics carved out with a spoon

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