Slayer drop new song
2014-04-24 by RunOfTheMill | 123 Comments

Slayer dropped a new track today, entitled 'Implode'. It is the first track the band has
revealed for their upcoming studio album, due later in 2014, and the first song since the
death of Jeff Hanneman and the departure of Dave Lombardo last year.

Stream the track here:





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InFlamesWeThrash666
April 24th 2014

1029 Comments


They just announced that the new album will be released by Nuclear Blast

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tempest--
April 24th 2014

13063 Comments


Nuclear Blast press release:

http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/news/details/3401966.slayer-signs-exclusive-worldwide-deal.html

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BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Well, no doubt the new record will be over produced to shit thanks to Nuclear Blast.

As for the song, its standard Slayer and pre m/ for sure.

RunOfTheMill
April 24th 2014

1433 Comments


It's ok, average for Slayer imo

It's m/ but nothing they haven't already done

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Was you expecting anything different?

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


That chorus is Slayer haha, like seriously how many times have they done that?

RunOfTheMill
April 24th 2014

1433 Comments


Lolno just stating the obvious :P

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 24th 2014

1745 Comments


I fucking called it that they'd be signing to Nuclear Blast and people dismissed what I was saying.

Mordecai.
April 24th 2014

8276 Comments



I fucking called it that they'd be signing to Nuclear Blast and people dismissed what I was saying.


sucks that people were dismissing you man. hope you feel better now.

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


I can dig this actually, then again I am a Slayer fanboy...

chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


Is that Paul or Dave on drums?
Solo is very Kerry, wah and shred.
Not bad though.

tempest--
April 24th 2014

13063 Comments


Bostaph

chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


That's what I thought. I actually really liked his work on Divine Interventions. His fills sound better but Dave is way more
intense.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 24th 2014

12851 Comments


really disappointing

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BigBlob
April 24th 2014

1634 Comments


WELCOME BACK

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Bostaph will always be one of my fave drummers, dude is skilled as fuck.

NeroCorleone80
April 24th 2014

28691 Comments


This was alright. Reminds me of War Ensemble

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BigBlob
April 24th 2014

1634 Comments


Slayer need to do a ballad.



VisionsFromTheDarkSide
April 24th 2014

1781 Comments


This is pretty cool actually. What tuning are they using these days?

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BigBlob
April 24th 2014

1634 Comments


half step down ?

adace1
April 24th 2014

214 Comments


Sounds better than anything off the last album tbh.

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


yeah

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
April 24th 2014

1781 Comments


"half step down ?"

Sounds deeper

BigBlob
April 24th 2014

1634 Comments


I dunno. pretty sure their first 5 albums were half step down. hardly listen to their newer stuff. might have changed.

chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


God Hates Us All was C# with a few in B standard on a 7 string. Last 2 albums also had a few in B but mostly they use half step down.

Wizard
April 24th 2014

19306 Comments


Bostaph will always be one of my fave drummers, dude is skilled as fuck.

Hahahahahaha he's good but come on man.

Song was boring and sounded like it was a King written song which is no surprise. At least Gary Holt is a decent fill in for Jeff. But seriously though, band should throw in the towel and stop tarnishing the Hanneman/ Lombardo era of Slayer.

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Skoj
April 24th 2014

1107 Comments


Holt does the job alright, I wasn't terribly disappointed by his performance.

This really wasn't that bad, chorus was pretty alright.

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BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


@Wiz You've obviously never jammed 'Divine Intervention'. Slayer doesn't complement his skill too well considering its thrash 24/7.

Album won't be good for sure, Kerry can't write for shit and I don't think he has ever produced a good guitar solo. I feel sorry for Tom, nicest guy in the world and he's stuck with a pure bellend.

Confucius
April 24th 2014

165 Comments


Shitty song really, bland riffs everywhere

chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


Over time Jeff became less and less involved and it's essentially been Kerry's band since God Hates.

TalonsOfFire
April 24th 2014

6257 Comments


Meh. Sounds like they're devolving back to GHUA

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south_of_heaven 11
April 24th 2014

5433 Comments


No Jeff, no Dave, don't care at this point. Can't listen to the song at work but I bet it's typical Kerry King. I'll listen when I get home but whatever.

BlackLlama
April 24th 2014

1644 Comments


No Jeff, no Dave, don't care at this point. Can't listen to the song at work but I bet it's typical Kerry King. I'll listen when I get home but whatever.

Agree 100%. Just not the same. It's going to be like Metallica after Cliff died. Bostaph is a decent drummer, but no where on level with Lombardo.

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Listen to 'Divine Intervention' and you might just change your mind about that.

MO
April 24th 2014

18451 Comments


I mean it's ok, album will be boring.

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FrozenVain
April 24th 2014

2395 Comments


IMPLODE!!!!!!!!

nah this is lame

BlackLlama
April 24th 2014

1644 Comments


Been there, jammed that :D I look at Bostaph like Tim Mallare from Overkill. Decent drummer, but had to sit on a throne that was occipued by a master.

One cannot possible listen to South of Heaven and Divine Intervention and say those are on the same level.

chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


Of course they aren't but DI was a good album in it's own right.

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


'Decent drummer'

But he's better than that, there's a reason why Dave hardly ever played any stuff from GHUA and DI, cos he couldn't match Bostaph's complexity on the pedals, kit etc.

tempest--
April 24th 2014

13063 Comments


also because no one wants to hear that shit

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


DI is better than any Slayer album that came after.

tempest--
April 24th 2014

13063 Comments


yea but every Slayer album that came before is better than DI.

adr
April 24th 2014

2250 Comments


terrible

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BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


True Lloyd, very true.

demigod!
April 24th 2014

44133 Comments


damn, better than I expected honestly

i can dig it m/

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chug73
April 24th 2014

957 Comments


So DI is the fork in the road. Christ Illusion was only really saved by Dave. He suits that stuff.

BlackLlama
April 24th 2014

1644 Comments


I thnk CI is the only thing from Slayer that really stayed with me post Seasons. Which makes sense as a lot of the songwriting for that album came during the Seasons sessions. Jeff could write some killer riffs. Rip :

Friday13th
April 24th 2014

2311 Comments


"I'm pretty sure that God still hates us AAAAALLLL!" I see what they did there.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 24th 2014

12851 Comments


what about this song do ppl think makes it good lol wtf

Inferis
April 24th 2014

414 Comments


he can't yell high pitched anymore holy shit.

WhiteNoise
April 24th 2014

3089 Comments


People still give a shit about Slayer? It's 2014 is it not?

emester
April 24th 2014

2622 Comments


Tom sounds like he has something stuck in his teeth

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emester
April 24th 2014

2622 Comments


yeah this isnt very good. just like I expected -_-

InFlamesWeThrash666
April 24th 2014

1029 Comments


It's okay,nothing really special

dante1991
April 24th 2014

529 Comments


Not bad, it's cool to actually hear some chunky heavy riffs again. These have been missing from slayer for a while. I found the "I'm pretty sure that god still hates us allll!!" bit pretty nostalgic too, even if I do consider that one of the weaker slayer albums

BMDrummer
April 24th 2014

5523 Comments


Meh, it's alright. They should really just break up though, they've long overstayed their welcome.

TalonsOfFire
April 24th 2014

6257 Comments


Especially now that their best bandmembers are gone

ti0n
April 24th 2014

1383 Comments


what a god awful song

Brabiz
April 24th 2014

184 Comments


It's alright-ish.

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2014

9835 Comments


No Jeff, no Slayer

emester
April 24th 2014

2622 Comments


No Jeff, no Slayer [2]


InFlamesWeThrash666
April 24th 2014

1029 Comments


Better than Lords Of Summer though

SixteenSaltines
April 24th 2014

5 Comments


Wow, this freaking blows.

SixteenSaltines
April 24th 2014

5 Comments


Wow that chorus is bad, just no Slayer just stop.

MikeC26
April 24th 2014

3171 Comments


it's not their worst song, i'll give them that!

MO
April 24th 2014

18451 Comments


"DI is better than any Slayer album that came after."

pleb I think you're drunk, christ illusion destroys divine

InFlamesWeThrash666
April 24th 2014

1029 Comments


Christ Illusion is actually very solid

XingKing
April 24th 2014

10342 Comments


This literally sounds like it could have been taken off of any one of their past three albums

EyesWideShut
April 24th 2014

3120 Comments


yea this sounds like a slayer song.. if somebody told me Jeff and Dave were on this song I wouldnt doubt it.

Uranium
April 24th 2014

7074 Comments


I'm surprised with this song but hell yeah count me on board

Emyay
April 24th 2014

5939 Comments


who really cares about slayer at this point

Mabbitt
April 24th 2014

1348 Comments


Not bad, but nothing really worth caring about. I wish Tom Araya didn't sound so bored.

At least kerry's solo is above average for him

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Sabrutin
April 24th 2014

710 Comments


I like it.

Also, it's free to download http://www.slayer.net/us/implode#thankyou

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2014

18248 Comments


bet this sucks

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emester
April 24th 2014

2622 Comments


It does

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2014

20749 Comments


vox are weak, riffs are generic. not horrible but pretty meh

RunOfTheMill
April 24th 2014

1433 Comments


Just boring.

Album will be boring as fuck.

EvoHavok
April 24th 2014

1352 Comments


^Your name fits the music.


FearThyEvil
April 24th 2014

12475 Comments


It's not bad, just very average and boring.

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Its great ugh

zakalwe
April 24th 2014

7324 Comments


Get real for fuck sake.
This is turd.

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BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Na, I enjoyed it and its still better than all that 'revival thrash' bullshit.

emester
April 24th 2014

2622 Comments


Tom sounds like hes got cotton balls in his mouth

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


Sounds fine to me, as normal as he sounded on WPB tbh.

dismember55
April 24th 2014

58 Comments


Not sure where to set my expectations here...

Not expecting a whole ton without Lombardo and Hanneman though

dismember55
April 24th 2014

58 Comments


Not sure where to set my expectations here...

Not expecting a whole ton without Lombardo and Hanneman though

DikkoZinner
April 24th 2014

2960 Comments


Will check, prob rules

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yourgodisinferior
April 24th 2014

800 Comments


i like.. catchy.. 3.8/5

BigSneakySnatch
April 24th 2014

333 Comments


this song is boring, the album will probably have like 2 decent tracks that everyone will forget about after 2 weeks

forkliftjones
April 24th 2014

371 Comments


RIP Jeff

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
April 24th 2014

5267 Comments


Will check this, but without my two favorite members of Slayer this just doesn't feel right

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Wizard
April 24th 2014

19306 Comments


@Wiz You've obviously never jammed 'Divine Intervention'. Slayer doesn't complement his skill too well considering its thrash 24/7.

I was jamming that when you were still shitting your pants : ). And very much aware that he did some work with Testament and a number of other bands but come on, he's run of the mill.

Also, I heard a tune from his Hell band and it sucked ass.

TheSpirit
April 24th 2014

17651 Comments


And slayer continues down the road of self parody

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zaruyache
April 24th 2014

6167 Comments


Vocals were weak but the riffs were decent. Generic thrash and bordering on self-parody at this point, like Spirit said, but the track wasn't bad. I actually enjoyed it. I'd rather they release consistent heavy generic crap than try to experiment more. Last thing I want is another Diabolus.

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south_of_heaven 11
April 24th 2014

5433 Comments


Finally listened to it. Not as bad as I thought it was gonna be...but everything that needs to be said has been said in this thread already. It's a totally average song.

bloc
April 24th 2014

34740 Comments


Some great riffs on this

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hikingmetalpunk
April 24th 2014

1003 Comments


not bad, not great. hopefully it's a grower

BigPleb
April 24th 2014

35521 Comments


'I was jamming that when you were still shitting your pants : ). And very much aware that he did some work with Testament and a number of other bands but come on, he's run of the mill.'

@Wiz First sentence reminded me of SeaAnemone...that your alt? Also, you are wrong on the second point too.

Wizard
April 24th 2014

19306 Comments


I am me and only me. I'm a narcissist ya know!!!!

Also, From Hell is terrible and I bet 90% of this site would say the same thing too ; ). Remember when he was in that atrocious nu-metal band called Systematic? hahahahaha

BornDeadBuriedAlive
April 24th 2014

401 Comments


Holy shit, way fucking better than I expected. They lost the best musicians in the band, but this is better than just about anything on World Painted Blood.

Ovrot
April 25th 2014

10490 Comments


better than last album give a song or two

4.7/10

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MegaJake1024
April 25th 2014

714 Comments


real Meh.

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Roman
April 25th 2014

67 Comments


4/10

Iommianity
April 25th 2014

7 Comments


lol I like that all someone needs to say is they're a fan of a particular drummer to provoke an argument. "Drummer x is one of my favourites." "No, you're wrong." k. Who cares where the dude stands objectively in a post so incredibly subjective?

dismember55
April 25th 2014

58 Comments


It's starting to grow on me. One of those songs that takes a few listens

Ire
April 25th 2014

41753 Comments


0/10

Faraudo
April 25th 2014

544 Comments


Solo 1 is pretty lackluster, at the last minute or so, the song picks up a bit. Average, at most.

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savaah
April 25th 2014

407 Comments


sounds good to me

KjSwantko
April 25th 2014

9262 Comments


This sucks so bad

PorcelainRain
April 25th 2014

524 Comments


This is my first Slayer song to hear. It reminds of punk music more than metal, which is cool, but still wasn't that enjoyable.

tempest--
April 26th 2014

13063 Comments


lol the fuck

chug73
April 26th 2014

957 Comments


Dear Jeff,
I miss u. Unit 731 was great and you were the better songwriter.
Rip.
Chug,

TheRealVermicide9013
April 26th 2014

232 Comments


Is decent

TheNotrap
April 26th 2014

8029 Comments


Part of the band died with Jeff, but remains Slayer.
Song's cool.

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KILL
April 26th 2014

71253 Comments


sucks dick

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 26th 2014

12851 Comments


agreed

KjSwantko
April 26th 2014

9262 Comments


bullshit song

savaah
April 26th 2014

407 Comments


It doesn't suck THAT much... just the tip

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 26th 2014

20749 Comments


This is my first Slayer song to hear.


im sorry

austin888
April 29th 2014

331 Comments


Love Slayer, but this was so boring I didn't even finish listening.

Jesuslaves
May 7th 2014

4655 Comments


Just dropping in to say this kicks ass.

kbye

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 31st 2014

1745 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0gVs_UcxKY

Official stream of the track, full quality.

sinsexsodomy
August 7th 2014

221 Comments


"Over time Jeff became less and less involved and it's essentially been Kerry's band since God Hates."

thats why ive never liked post 90's slayer, actually i think their first 5 albums were gold but after that and Jeff started to share then, like you said in the 2000's Kerry dominated it became boring.



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