When our favorite bands release new albums we are excited and eager to see what they will do. But there are a few things that every fan expects to hear in the new album. As Slayer gets ready to release their eleventh studio album 'Repentless' there are a few things that I want to see in their 2015 release.
As one of the founder fathers, when we get a Slayer album we are excepting a raw thrash metal sound. We expect nothing else, or nothing more. We don't want any cross over or experiments. Just thrash metal basic...fast riffs, double bass, and aggression.
There are times when bands change or want to experiment with something new on their next album. I hope that Slayer stays with classic Slayer. They are one of the few bands that have stayed true to their roots.
Headman Tom Araya had this to say about the new album:
"The new album sounds like SLAYER," said Araya. "In the past, our fans have always known what to expect, this time they don't. But we really like it, and I don't think the fans are going to be disappointed."
I'm worried that when Slayer releases their new album that hardcore fans will not judge it for what it is. They will say things like Slayer aren't the same without Jeff Hanneman, which that statement is true. Jeff was a great musician and songwriter and he will always be missed. Slayer has taken it a part of them to move forward and the fans should too.
Kerry King and Jeff Hannerman are the founders of Slayer and are the major players for all the song writing for most of their material. Now Kerry will have to take the lead and write a new chapter in the Slayer history books.
Yes we all want to see Slayer, and yes they are headling the Rockstar Energy Drink Mahem Festival. But I want Slayer headling their tour with lineup that compliments Slayer, not a random lineup at a festival.
With one, comes another. On their tour they should not bank everything on the new album. Fans want to hear not only their new songs, but the classic that made them great. Songs from such albums like Reign In Blood and Seasons In The Abyss.
What are some things you are looking for in the new album from Slayer?