Whatever you think of Slayer, I’ll bet it’s a strong opinion.
Me? I love ‘em.
And man, I love this CD of (mostly) cover tunes. Slayer can’t ever sit still, and every track comes through at a level of punishing aggression that makes the listener want to break many, many things. Better yet, their song choices here are excellent.
But I am clearly not in the majority with this opinion. Many so-called Slayer purists dislike this record, even going so far as to call it unworthy of the band’s discography. You know, those holier-than-thou metal heads really get on my nuts. OK, yes, Reign In Blood is great, blah blah blah. We all know this. Just shut the fuck up and turn it up, already. Go wank pretentiously on your own time. Undisputed Attitude rocks and it sucks to be you if you can’t get to it.
I remember the first time I heard these tracks. I was in a record shop in Montreal, with our buddy Geordie. This CD was playing on the in-store sound system, and Geordie immediately recognized Richard Hung Himself. He bought it right from their player. I heard the whole thing later on and loved it.
I’ve gone back to this record many times over the years, and find it hard to believe that it was released 12 years ago already. Man. That would make me think that I was getting old if this record didn’t make me feel younger and full of energy every time I hear it.
Completely recommended (despite what those idiot wankers tell you).
Track Listing: (original artist)
01 Disintegration / Free Money (Verbal Abuse)
02 Verbal Abuse / Leeches (Verbal Abuse)
03 Abolish Government / Superficial Love (T.S.O.L.)
04 Can’t Stand You (Pap Smear)
05 Ddamm (Pap Smear)
06 Guilty Of Being White (Minor Threat)
07 I Hate You (Verbal Abuse)
08 Filler / I Don’t Want To Hear It (Minor Threat)
09 Spiritual Law (D.I.)
10 Mr. Freeze (Dr. Know)
11 Violent Pacification (D.R.I.)
12 Richard Hung Himself (D.I.)
13 I’m Gonna Be Your God (Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog)
14 Gemini (Slayer)
P.S. Turns out Europe and Japan got bonus tracks, which I’d love to hear someday:
Europe: Sick Boy (G.B.H.)
Japan: Sick Boy (G.B.H.) and Memories Of Tomorrow (Suicidal Tendencies)