A new Slayer record always shakes the foundations of every metalhead, but this one it’s the first one without one of greatest thrash metal guitars players of all time, the gone but not forgotten brother Jeff Hanneman, and Dave Lombardo on the drums. To fulfill their iconic places came in Gary Holt on guitar and Paul Bostaph on drums. Apart of all the composition been managed and done by Kerry King, the album sound very furious with the new members, almost like if something fresh came actually in the music, despite the always great production and stunning sound. I say almost because what you found is the typical Slayer sound that storms out with “Repentless” and “Take Control”, breaks down a bit with “Vices” and “Cast The First Stone”, and raise up again progressively with the melodic “When The Stillness Comes”. The “Slayer” strikes again with pace in “Chasing Death” and “Implode”. After it, seems that the songs lack inspiration, probably because in terms of composition, to have someone that knows you by heart really helps to bring up the best in the songs when you’re working on them, more easily that someone that just came in and probably, didn’t had much chance to input some of his own ideias, which is natural. To finish, the solos are back on the record on “You Against You”.