Slayer
Divine Intervention


4.0
excellent

Review

by Foodforthegods USER (35 Reviews)
January 20th, 2006 | 101 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist


Divine Intervention is probably the most underrated Slayer album. The year is 1994 and the metal scene is not in vogue at the time. Grundge was taking all the place. Beside that, metal receive complaint about violent story and murder who was motivated by the heavy music. Slayer was one of that band. THe band have to start again with a new drummer: Paul Bostaph. The record is pretty short like reign in blood does. Now let's review this good record.

1-Killing Fields

Paul Bostaph probably wants to be accepted by the fans so he starts the album with awesome crazy fills and fast double bass. The riff is pretty thrashy. You can hear the slayer trademarks. The song get a bit slower in the verse with some time signature. Paul Bostaph does an amazing work on that song. Then the song get faster. I love Tom vocals on this song. Some of his line will get you: In the speed of a moment life stand still now you're standing in my killing fields. Classical slayer soloing as usual. A great song.
5/5

2-Sex, Murder, Art

This song is pretty short. Starts with a unusual slayer type of riff but with a lot of double bass. The classic thrash works is back in the verse. The Chorus is nice. I love the lyrics. A good song in overall but not the best.
3,5/5

3-Fictional Reality

The begging is pretty good. Great riffing again. The chorus is really catchy because of the way Tom is singning.A lead is featured after the first chorus.Then a big breakdown comes in. I love the lead work beside it. It's the kind that is not regular in slayer at the time. Then an awesome riff end it up. The main riff comes back at the end then a last chorus and a solo.
4/5

4-Dittohead

The Fastest song of the record. It starts with a lightning fast riffing by Kerry King and a fast fills by Paul Bostaph. The main theme of the song is about the society at the time which is pretty interesting. The songs featured a classic guitar duel by Kerry and Jeff. Jeff does the first one then kerry play a great tapping solo. It's one of the best Kerry's solo. The song ends like it starts. Fast riffing and crazy drumming. A good Song
4,5/5

5-Divine Intervention

The longest song of the record. It starts really slowly for a slayer song. The riffing is good and pretty evil. Then a clean guitar part is there. Really cool to hear slayer use clean guitar. The song pace is pretty slows but the band play really hard. It's really weird. A lot of solos are featured on the song. One of the best guitar song of the record.
4/5

6-Circles of Belief

Double Bass!!! It's a regular way for slayer to start a song. A lot of nice lead are in this song. The guitars use some effect for the first time in slayer history. A cool riff with some flanger effect makes it sound awesome.At 1:55 a awesome part comes in. Crazy solos again and extreme drumming.
4/5

7-SS-3

A good song. A cool intro. Then a cool thrash riff comes in. The verses are pretty slow. The song speeds a little bit at 2min. I love this riff. Great riffage again and regular solo madness.

3,5/5

8-Serenity In Murder

One of the best song of the record. I love the intro riff. The main riff is pretty intense. I love Tom Voices on the verses. Then the regular voice is back at the prechorus. A cool lead again. Another Verse/Chorus part then the song spreed with a fast solo and the main riff is back to clase the song. A short song but really catchy.
4,5/5

9-213

An other awesome work by slayer. It starts with a clean guitar intro. Then one of the guitar plays an evil rythm behind the clean guitar. Amazing drumming again. The song is pretty evil. The riffage is really intersting. The verse riff is an awesome thrash pieces. The pre-chorus and the chorus features some of the best slayer riffs. The solo is awesome. Tom is pretty scrary on that song.
5/5

10-Mind Control

A fast Thrash intro. Not the best slayer song at all but an OK one. The riffing and the drumming are nice but the song doesn't get me at all. I think slayer have a lot of better closing songs: Seasons In The Abyss, Rainning Blood, Spill The Blood.

3/5

Goods:
-Amazing work by Bostaph
-Tom tried some cool things with his voice
-Great Soloing.


Bads:

-The guitar sound is weird
-Some song could have been better
-Some riffs are repetitive



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Comments:Add a Comment 
ocelot-05
January 20th 2006


807 Comments


I didn't know that any Slayer records except for Reign In Blood were ever rated highly in the first place.

Aakon_Keetreh
January 20th 2006


448 Comments


I have this cd
i havent listened to it though
good review :thumb:

Foodforthegods
January 20th 2006


425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sorry but my natural language is french and yeah maybe I was wrong about grundge but the style had a big impact on music so...

Priestmetal
January 21st 2006


542 Comments


A tu parle francais? truc de ouf? tu viends d'ou?


Foodforthegods
January 21st 2006


425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Je vien de Québec au Canada

south_of_heaven 11
February 27th 2006


5513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

highly underrated cd in my opinion. the only downside to this album is the

sound quality. the guitars seriously sound really really wirey if you know what

i mean. but its still a very good cd. circle of beliefs is my fav. song on here.This Message Edited On 02.27.06

CArnage333
May 12th 2006


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the drums on this cd are awsome

Jondur
May 14th 2006


92 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I agree with South of Heaven11 on this one. The album got slated by most fans when it was released - let's face it, it can't compare with Seasons in the Abyss - but I like it. I saw them on this tour and Bostaph was great.

k4t4lyst
June 12th 2006


201 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"The Drums on this cd are awesome"



Yeah...my drum teacher actually recommended this CD to me :D That's how I ended up getting this

masada
June 12th 2006


2733 Comments


Drum teachers shouldn't be listening to Slayer.

south_of_heaven 11
June 12th 2006


5513 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dave is amazing at drums Eliminator. As is Paul.

k4t4lyst
June 16th 2006


201 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Why shouldn't drum teachers be listening to slayer? My drum teacher's in two bands, one is a heavy metal band, and one is a jazz band, he also takes on any jobs. So, he's well-rounded, like all drummers should be.

k4t4lyst
June 16th 2006


201 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh and I forgot to mention, Slayer and Anthrax are two classic bands to drum to. Especially for double bass.

bobbafetta
February 22nd 2007


1 Comments


hi my first post (finally got round to regestering)
I love this cd and bought it when it was released.. yep metal was definitely on the way down and out of "fashion" alternative/indie pop was all the rage... alternative/indie affected metal so much bands like metallica tried to change their sound to tap into it. (load/reload.)



WARPATH_88
February 24th 2007


514 Comments


I need to get this cd.

random
December 9th 2009


2691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think I'm planning to get this album.

Digging: The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good

PuerkitoBio
December 9th 2009


60 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great record. It could've been so bad without Lombardo, but Bostaph got the job done, and they were still writing killer thrash riffs and breakdowns. It's after that that things got bad (and they got worse before they got better - see World Painted Blood for "better"!)

Egarran
December 25th 2009


7839 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I've listened to this a lot because I really want to like it, but they sound a bit confused on this. Killing Fields starts out nicely and Fictional Reality is great, but the rest is a bit heavy-handed and contrived. I would rather listen to RiB or SoH one more time.

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Hyperpower
December 26th 2009


66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Their most underrated album, mostly because of the guitar sound and Bostaph playing on it, but one of my favorites by them. Haven't heard anything sounding more evil than this, and the lyrics are some of Tom / Jeff's most interesting so far.

Egarran
December 26th 2009


7839 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Aye the lyrics are good.



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