Spin #29 : Slayer : God Hates Us All

Musicians on Album: Tom Araya (vocals, bass), Kerry King (Guitar), Jeff Hanneman (Guitar) and Paul Bostaph (Drums)

** Lots and Lots and Lots of swearing is within this blog - lyrics ....Slayer......Yep, you've been warned **

Slayer : God Hates Us All Year Released : 2001 Produced by Rick Ruben and Matt Hyde Label: American Recordings Price Range: $50+AUD Speed: 33 1/3RPM Album Before : Diabolus in Musica (1998) Album After : Christ Illusion (2006) Further Listening : Vended - What Is It // Kill It EP (2021) LP : 1 x Black LP Mood for enjoying: Heavy, Heavy and even more Heavy listening and energy. If you've had a horrible week or need to sing loudly at the top of your lungs in the car, this is the album for you. Track Listing:

LP Side A

Darkness Of Christ - 1:30

Disciple - 3:35

God Send Death - 3:45

New Faith - 3:05

Cast Down - 3:26

Threshold - 2:29

Exile - 3:55

Side B Seven Faces - 3:41

Bloodline - 3:36

Deviance - 3:08

War Zone - 2:45

Here Comes The Pain - 4:32

Payback - 3:03

What's in the Sleeve ? 1 x Black LP, image insert of the original (banned) record cover and gatefold showing lyrics on both sides similar to pages in the Bible.

"Explosive, you feel the impact hit your face. What makes you think I'll let you survive? You want a war, I'm the front line. Unbroken" ~ War Zone - Side B

Welcome to Spin #29 - Slayer - God Hates Us All

Last week you would have realised that there was no Spin or MWSP. Actually it has been three weeks now where I didn't post anything. Maybe you didn't realise until you started reading this one. I won't go into details and the matter won't be brought up again other than what you need to know. That is, the last couple of weeks have been some of the hardest for myself and my family. It is not a time that I can say I'd want to endure ever again. Sometimes music tells a story, sometimes it talks to you and heals and sometimes it scares the shit out of you. I chose the Spin selections at random months ago and have been working my way through them on a weekly basis and bringing you all along for the journey. I want to give a huge thank you to my wife, who even had a crack at keeping R'nR with Rylo alive whilst I wasn't 100%. (Check out Spin #28 - The Offspring - Smash Here). For this week I have chosen the volatile and explosive album 'God Hates Us All' by Thrash legends, Slayer.

For this Spin I have chosen our loungeroom set-up of the Sherwood turntable and receiver, along with Sennheiser headphones - in order to play this one loud.

From Left to Right: Tom Araya, Paul Bostaph Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman


Drop the Needle (of course means place the stylus nicely on your wax):

Let me take you back to the first time I heard the Big 4 bands of Thrash Metal:

- Metallica (at cousins house in Victoria probably when I was around 11 or 12 years old)

- Megadeth ('Rust In Piece' album played loud at a mates house in high school and the song 'Holy Wars.....Punishment is Due' was my introduction at 14)

- Anthrax ('Spreading The Disease' album on CD whilst looking at other music in Sanity during a trip to the shops when I was 15).

The moment I heard Slayer, it wasn't their album 'Reign In Blood', but this one I currently hold in my hand and about to Spin. That would have been when I was 16 or 17 years old. Yes you will ha