Repentless was released on September 11th...which felt kind of ominous, as the last time Slayer released an album on 9/11 was for God Hates Us All back in 2001...and all kinds of shit ended up going down that day.
Holy shit. The cover art on the new album is piss-in-the-face-of-god amazing. Easily their best cover in a while...and surprisingly, it has the songs to back it up. Slayer has been teasing us with songs for a while now...Implode, When The Stillness Comes, Atrocity Vendor, and the Hannemanthem ,Repentless were all released to give Slayer fans a taste of what was to come. Throw them into the context of this album and they are all excellent...in fact it is surprising just how strong this album is...sure there are a couple of misfires here and there...but overall, this thing does not disappoint.
Since Repentless was released by Nuclear Blast, there were hundreds of colored vinyl options...and most of them looked rather weak. The one that caught my eye though, was the black and white split vinyl. Something about it looked cool to me, so I grabbed one.
Limited to 500 on black/white split vinyl.