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Diabolus In Musica
Diabolus In Musica
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Limited edition of their 1998 album with a six track bonus disc featuring previously unreleased live versions of 'Raining Blood', 'Chemical Warfare', 'Mandatory Suicide', 'Angel Of Death', 'South Of Heaven' and 'Dittohead'...  more »


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All Artists: Slayer
Title: Diabolus In Musica
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Album Type: Import, Extra tracks
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Diabolus in Music, Diabolus In Musica
UPCs: 4988009869896, 4988005302328


Album Description
Limited edition of their 1998 album with a six track bonus disc featuring previously unreleased live versions of 'Raining Blood', 'Chemical Warfare', 'Mandatory Suicide', 'Angel Of Death', 'South Of Heaven' and 'Dittohead'. The bonus CD is also an enhanced release with eight minutes of video clips, 26 photos & a website link. The main CD contains 12 tracks (that Rick Rubin produced), for a combined total of 18 tracks. Double slimline jewel case. 1998American/ Columbia release.

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Dare I say...Slayer's best?
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a Slayer fan before Reign in Blood broke all the rules regarding thrash, ferocity, and brutality. South of Heaven and Seasons in the Abyss remain masterpieces, worthy of continued praise. Than along comes Diabolus in Musica! Many "so called" die-hard Slayer fans complained the band comprised its roots by aiming this disc towards nu-metal fans. A veteran band like Slayer can't re-cycle music that shows a regression in ability. They needed to re-invent themselves, while not alienating thier fan base. Diabolus is Slayer! Powerfull, heavy as hell, brutal, and dare I say, they have incorporated some "groove". They have not comprised any of the savage approach that has made them the KINGS of metal. Standouts include: Bitter Piece, Stain of Mind, and Scrum. Is this their best album, I don't know, the album just kicks ASS!"
Seriously underrated
Sam J. Kelley | 06/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, to the other reviewers of this album, who call themselves "long-time slayer fans", need to take a step back and reread their reviews. These reviews are not of a slayer fan. This album is as good as any other Slayer album. You have to understand where they are coming from. Slayer are so diverse, they can write slow, sludged out songs. They can also write fast, shredding songs with lyrics about murder and satan. My favorites off of this album are Point, In the name of god, Death's head, Stain of mind, Overt enemy, and Screaming from the sky."
Their best
Wheelchair Assassin | The Great Concavity | 10/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just got into Slayer about a year ago, but since then I've gotten into them with a vengeance. I've had the privilege of being able to listen to all of their albums in a very short period of time, and out of Slayer's albums I would rank "Diabolus In Musica" right at the top. This album somehow manages to sound even more sinister than their previous work, with a really dark and foreboding mood to the songs. The bass is a little more evident here than on Slayer's previous work, which is a good thing as Tom Araya's crunching bass notes add another dimension to the music. Vocally, Araya relies more on a somewhat screamed sound as opposed to the mix of singing and growling that was found on albums like "South of Heaven" and "Seasons in the Abyss." The grinding, sludgy guitars and Paul Bostaph's astonishingly nimble drumming give this album a dark groove that sets it apart from Slayer's older works while simultaneously paving the way for last month's somewhat similar release "God Hates us All." Standouts include the very catchy "Love to Hate," the speedy "Point," and the chunky and heavy "Screaming From the Sky." This album boasts an excellent array of styles, with Slayer's rock solid musicianship still in place."