It's got some solid tracks but drags a little in a few places. As others have mentioned the production suffers here. The band apparently changed recording studios three times during production and it shows. Lastly, I cannot give this new vinyl version high ratings.
I was happy with Reign and Seasons but this one seems a little groove crammed or flat sounding on the vinyl. Turning it up louder helps a little but I ma not hearing a super wide sound range here.
I have an original vinyl copy of South Of Heaven and the sound of that annilihates this. The new drummer does not bother me as much as some but there is a fall off. Not terrible and recommended for Salyer fans but the CD version is probably all you need. Divine Intervention's production seems dusty, raw, and gritty with merky guitars, rumbling bass, and hammering drums. Slayer take on a different approach writing "Divine Intervention".
The chug guitar deliverance of King and Hanneman, waltzy at times, bring mid-tempo grooving, and shorter, well-stuctured songs. Paul Bostaph filling in for the departed drummer, Dave Lombardo, supplies a new vision in thrash drumming techniques.
Bostaph features a different style of playing utilizing more fills and cymbal techniques. Gravitating polyrhythmic drum patterns hold Hanneman, King, and Araya, in a sea of texture and layers. Araya has sincerity and clarity oozing for his vocals. Artwork features a poster-esque fold out, beholding photos of the band, and lyrics: Violence vs.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Good good good. It's slayer ,yes Tom shouts and doesn't actually sing , Directly influenced by the almighty VENOM,with whom they toured , I just love the energy and aggression. Great album from start to finish ,put it on press play ,then turn it up ,and repeat.
Report abuse. Great cd. Not heralded as a classic, but full of catchy and intense riffs and Araya's melodic snarl doesn't disappoint. Amazing album. Like new, good price. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. God Hates Us All. Hell Awaits. World Painted Blood. South Of Heaven. Show No Mercy. Diabolus In Musica. See all customer images.
Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. People hardly every seem to talk about 'Divine Intervention'. And I guess I can sorta understand this, but this IS a very good album, and under appreciated. Better than it's predecessor, I think. And when they do talk about, they tend to do so in a deceptive manner. People love to compare this to 'Reign in Blood' but it really doesn't sound all that much like it.
Yeah, it is more consistently fast than the previous two albums, but it's definitely more varied than RiB, and it rarely goes as fast as RiB at it's fastest.
The guitar tone is way different, far more compact and bassy, and it doesn't use tremolo riffs nearly as much either, with a lot more chunky and choppy riffwork.
It's far more tightly controlled sounding as well, far less off the wall and frantic. Still, there is some amount of validity to the comparison, as this is a more straightforward, down and dirty thrash album than it's two predecessors, with less melody, and far less polish to the production and song writing.
And it's a damn good metal album. The production is immediately notable, as it is extremely rough for , and the album as a whole has an immediacy and rawness lacking in any of their preceding albums. This is particularly noticeable on the drums, which have a very trebly clack to them, and tend to lack much bass or depth.
Lots of people complain about the production, but I think it works. Paul Bostaph takes over on drums, and while I don't like him as much as the legendary Lombardo, he fills his shoes about as well as one could hope.
The rest of the lineup is the same, and they sound about as you'd expect. The riffs are as powerful as ever, and the solos are a bit better than on previous efforts. I'm still not terribly fond of their leads, but they are only occasionally grating on this album, and tend to work fairly well, even if they aren't really terribly striking. Araya vox are still good. He's more monotonous than on the previous two albums, and a bit harsher and less theatrical than on the ones prior to that.
This isn't his best performance, but it'll certainly do. Everything on this album is at least pretty good, though it slips a bit at the end.
The chorus to the opener, 'Killing Fields' isn't so great, but it's a good song as a whole. It's got quite a few riffs in it's brief running time, and some nice transitions.
A very solid opener, though not quite what we'd come to expect from Slayer. The riffs are nice, it's got a catchy chorus and it's got plenty of energy. Not their best song, but it's good enough.
It's got some nice vox and a very good chorus, to go along with the typically devastating riffwork. It's got a real nice drum performance from Paul, with some effective, pounding snare fills 'Dittohead' is famed for it's extreme speed, but it's the more midpaced middlebreak that really makes it work. Another very good song.
I haven't got their last two albums Araya's monotonous vocals really work to the songs advantage, and it's got some fairly creepy lyrics. It's got Paul's best, most powerful drum performance and the best riffs on the album. That's about all it takes. The quality drops off a bit here. This one's about Dahmer. The intro works pretty well, and it's got some decent atmosphere, though Araya's vox aren't totally up to the task. Much as on 'Dead Skin Mask' It's still a good song. Slayer is one of my favorite bands of all time and I can enjoy all of their albums to some degree.
With the rise of alternative rock, many metal and hard rock bands that had been enormously successful at the dawn of the '90s were struggling by the middle of the decade. Instead of doing something calculated like emulating Nirvana or Pearl Jam -- or for that matter, Nine Inch Nails or Ministry -- Slayer wisely refused to sound like anyone but Slayer. Tom Araya and co. Less accessible than Seasons but equally riveting, Divine Intervention marked drummer Paul Bostaph 's studio debut with the band.
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch soundtrack. Judgement Night soundtrack. Collaboration with Ice-T. Medley and Covered of songs by The Exploited. Collaboration with Atari Teenage Riot. Nativity in Black II. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.
Jackass: The Movie soundtrack. Haggard: The Movie soundtrack. Jackass Number Two soundtrack. Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock. Punisher: War Zone soundtrack. Originally appears on Reign in Blood. Guitar Hero: Metallica.In the early 90s Slayer entered a long lean period. Marginalised by the rise of nu metal, they recorded a series of uninspired albums: Divine Intervention (), Diabolus In Musica () plus the misguided punk covers set Undisputed Attitude (). Christ Illusion stopped the rot. Kerry King declared it “the best thing we’ve done since Reign In Blood”.