Christ Illusion review by Slayer

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  • Released: Aug 8, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (298 votes)
Slayer: Christ Illusion

Sound — 9
I never really liked Slayer until I bought Reign In Blood and since then I haven't lived a day without playing a slayer song or listening at least 2 songs. Their sound and style is just amazing in my eyes and with this album they have just made me a bigger fan. Original isn't the best way to call a Slayer song because they always take the same scales or power-chords but they do it so good. The overall sound off the album is in my opinion great but in the solo's they could have just little bit more viarity in effects.One off the cool things is that on this album they use a drop B, B and E# tuned guitar which also makes the albums more interesting.

Lyrics — 9
Personally I love the lyrics. I can't get it if someone who loves metal can't like the phrase "Your faith has atrophied and rots in hell's asylum". Alright maybey your religious and can't stand any crap said about your belief but for everyone else this must be one great collection of anti-war/religion lyrics. It never get's repetetive and every song must stab someone in the stumach. Maybey it's just me but hellllll this stuff is hard to sing and play at the same time. This is for me a sign that a band is good in songwriting: A songwriter('s)/singer who by singing out of the chords schedule gives a song an extra layer. And who's better to point out on that field then Tom Araya. Although you can't see Araya as a singer he brings the lyrics with such aggression/passion that you forget about that he actually just talks the lyrics.

Overall Impression — 9
Concluding this album is a beast which till the end off Cult is eating your brains and life away and let me tell you you'll love every second off it.I really this belongs with my 3 favorite Slayer albums Reign In Blood, God Hates Us All, Christ Illussion. My favorite songs are Cult, Catatonic and Eyes Of The Insane. If this Album was stolen I would buy a copy of it for the one who robbed me and then ask my own back cause he really needs this CD.

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    okay i am catholic, i listen to alot of slayer...this album is definately not like reign in blood but it's still good. Now, as of the orginal cover, it did piss me off okay? really don't mess up jesus really you just don't do that. Other than that good cd. Sure slayer isn't exactly the nicest band out there or the most christian, but imagery is imagery. Okay i made my mom understand that point now she let's me listen to slayer. Sure a bunch of you will say who listens to their mom? well i'm a thirteen year old momma's boy who listens to ****in slayer and i'm proud!!!!!
    DirtyNoise wrote: CI is the best album they have done since Seasons!!
    I RECON! True that brother, true that.
    DirtyNoise wrote: CI is the best album they have done since Seasons!!
    I RECON! True that brother this album rips and crushes the Divine interevention-God Hates Us All period easily with its return to thashy speed and despite what anyone thinks killer lyrics.
    If Hanneman and King wrote the lyrics why doesn't one of them sing it would have to be a little better than Araya's voice since you can't get much shittier. CI's music sucks and the guitar solos are absolutely horrible. Araya raves about satan and hatred to try to cover up the fact he has no talent. I wanted to get Reign In Blood which should be a lot better than this especially if the songs are all the quality of Raining Blood. The song still has Tom Araya's bad voice but the kick ass guitars make up for it. This CD's combination of Araya's voice and shitty repetitive guitar makes it terrible.
    IbanezxXx wrote: sikejsudjek wrote: Why don't they call it Mohammad Illusion ? Because they have no balls, far easier to offend Christians. Bunch of wussies really, music is crap too... they live in america and there are alot more christains in america, and kerry king dislikes aspects of christainity, and they can do w/e they want stfu ur an idiot, and you ever think that they known more about christainity then islam, so they can make an educated opinion, shut up and don't buy the CD, im sure they wouldn't want you to, you uneducated douche
    Well said. What a lot of people here can't seem to realize is that, living in the US, there are LOTS of Christians. Whether this is a good or bad thing is up to you, but the fact remains that Christians are prevalent here. Much more so than muslims. If Slayer were from the Middle East, then I'd agree. It would make much more sense to name their CD Mohammad Illusion. But, they aren't, and they didn't. It's ridiculous to criticize them for it. If you don't like it, don't listen to it.