God Hates Us All

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    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. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    They're still racing through their riffs with the velocity of a NASCAR winner. [21 Sep 2001, p.84]
  4. Slayer return to the knuckle-busting fury of their demonic 1986 speed metal classic, Reign in Blood, while still somehow managing to spike their sonic mayhem with some catchy riffing and the odd melodic vocal line.
  5. 'God Hates Us All' signals a return to the marked aggression of their earlier selves.... The only thing that inhibits this album is its one-dimensional pace, as one too many tracks features grinding verse leading into charging chorus, repeat to fade.
  6. 80
    Sounds like a tighter, more focused version of past glories.
  7. Spin
    80
    Don't worry--eight albums into their reign, Slayer still sound like Slayer. [Sep 2001, p.158]
  8. Q Magazine
    80
    As feral and ferocious an album as they've made in years. [Oct 2001, p.130]
  9. God Hates Us All is Slayer's most brutal record since 1986's immortal (or undead) Reign in Blood.
  10. Slayer do what they do with impassioned authority, which is what makes an album full of vileness so compelling.
  11. Slayer doesn't add any window dressing to its bile-filled Satanic metal. Instead, it just relies on its three core ingredients (speed, power, and precision), and as a result, its music is not only blisteringly potent, but also sort of fun.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Mar 26, 2016
    8
    This was Slayer's first album in years that sounded truly legitimately angry. After the nu metal tendencies of Diabolus in Musica, fans wereThis was Slayer's first album in years that sounded truly legitimately angry. After the nu metal tendencies of Diabolus in Musica, fans were left wondering if Slayer had begun to ababdon their roots, and this album quickly eradicated those fears. Songs such as "Disciple" and "Bloodline" are right up there with classics such as "Angel of Death" and "War Ensemble". "Payback" is one of the angriest, least commercial sounding songs to be released by a band with this much recognition. The lyrics are full of profanity on some tracks, unlike earlier albums, but this tends to work to the band's advantage, as Tom Araya sounds like he's far beyond his breaking point on these songs, like he's legitimately going to emerge from your speakers and tear out your eyes and rip off your flesh. God Hates Us All is terrifyingly brutal. Full Review »
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    9
    One of the best albums in their discography!
    Every song is cool.Pure Slayer through and through!
    I like Disciple most of all. Energetic ,
    One of the best albums in their discography!
    Every song is cool.Pure Slayer through and through!
    I like Disciple most of all.
    Energetic , awesome job!
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  3. Feb 8, 2014
    5
    Well, this album doesn't deserve that score. Songs does not have that unique Slayer atmosphere in my opinion, it sounds so generic. Riffs areWell, this album doesn't deserve that score. Songs does not have that unique Slayer atmosphere in my opinion, it sounds so generic. Riffs are not enough fast, wicked and complex. They all sound same and all of them are repetitive. Tom is just yelling, it's not his style. I can't hear "real Tom" in this album. I just can't hear the brutality. Solos suck as usual. The only song that I love is Disciple. That's it. It would be good album for a generic band maybe but not for Slayer. Full Review »