Slayer – Repentless

slayer-repentless  Honestly, truly, I was not all that excited about “Repentless”. Of all the 4 singles that Slayer released in promotion of this record, I only liked one and that did not bold well for me. But now that I’ve heard “Repentless” in all of its unholiness, I can truly that this is not a bad album by any means but it is not amazing to me. If you are a hardcore thrash or Slayer fan then congratulations as chances are that “Repentless” is the album for you! Otherwise if you’re someone like me, this is a decent record. It’s a true Slayer album to say in the least. It’s fast. It’s unrelenting. It’s catchy to a metal head. Hell, it actually is repentless, and I know that’s not a real word but let’s all pretend here. Each track is fast with some starting out slow and building up to something that you’d expect from Slayer which is intense and not holding anything back basically. What bugs me is that there didn’t seem to be anything new about “Repentless” other than it being a new album. I still like a few tracks off of it, don’t get me wrong. But in terms of originality or having anything going for it, “Repentless” doesn’t really meet up in my eyes. Is it worthy of being a Slayer album to me? Yes. Does that mean I have to love it? No. I do recommend you check out this album if you’re skeptical because it does have some nice bits without a doubt, but overall this record could use just a little bit more for me.

You can watch the music video for the title track via YouTube below, listen to “Repentless” in full via Spotify here, and then purchase the album via iTunes here.

Track Listing:

  1. Delusions of Saviour
  2. Repentless
  3. Take Control
  4. Vices
  5. Cast the First Stone
  6. When the Stillness Comes
  7. Chasing Death
  8. Implode
  9. Piano Wire
  10. Atrocity Vendor
  11. You Against You
  12. Pride in Prejudice