Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Slayer v. New Megadeth: "Something for everybody?"

In a recent interview by, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said that the new album "has a little bit of everything", but is most similar in sound to "Seasons in the Abyss".

Even more recently, Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover said that the new album "has something for everybody".

What does this possibly mean and is "something for everybody" going to become the next overused descriptor for a band's new album?

United Abominations was a decent album, but none of the tracks really stuck out in my mind that much (I actually think "The System Has Failed" is more memorable). "Christ Illusion" was a step up for Slayer, but sounded a bit samey which is a problem for many Slayer albums.

Plus whenever I hear "Psychopathy Red" I'll always think of the fake lyrics some person put up on Blabbermouth.

I'm hoping that Mustaine's hype of guitarist Chris Broderick will play out on the new album and that King's "Seasons in the Abyss" description is accurate. If so, we could have two great metal albums in our hands in the next few months.

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