God Hates Us All
God Hates Us All is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was recorded over three months at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. It features two songs on seven string guitars, four songs with Drop B tuning, and all other songs in C# Standard. The cover artwork was designed by the same artist who designed Slipknot’s “Tattoo the Earth”
About God Hates Us All in brief
God Hates Us All is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It was recorded over three months at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. The album’s release was delayed due to its explicit cover artwork, which led to alternative slip covers in some retail outlets, difficulties during mixing, and a change of distributor for the band’s label. The band experimented, recording most of the album in C♯ tuning, with three songs in drop B and two others with seven-string guitars in B♭. It received positive reviews from critics and peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200. It includes the Grammy Award-nominated song \”Disciple\”. Guitarist Kerry King wrote the majority of its lyrics, taking a different approach from earlier recordings by exploring topics such as religion, murder, revenge, and self-control. It features two songs on seven string guitars, four songs with Drop B tuning, and all other songs in C# Standard. It is the first time Slayer had done so, and was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia due to the availability of cheaper studio time. It has been described as an anti-Christian record, with themes such as murder, religion, revenge and self control. It also includes the song \”Satan & Dragons, rather than the usual Dungeons & Dragons & shit from previous records, which is based on the usual “Satan” and “Dungeons & Dragons” characters. The song was written by Kerry King and recorded by Matt Hyde, who also worked on the movie Dracula 2000.
The record was released on September 11, 2001 by American Recordings, and is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download. The cover artwork was designed by the same artist who designed Slipknot’s “Tattoo the Earth” album, which was released the same year. It contains a picture of a skull with a red devil head on one of the speakers and a skull on the other speaker. Vocalist Tom Araya says: “That’s the kind of shit we put up. Spooky stuff that makes you feel at home. That’s the type of stuff we put on the studio. We had a red Devil head on a speaker, and we had a skull in the speakers. We had to put up spooky stuff to make us feel like home” The band wanted to keep the use of computer effects to a minimum, only to include a small amount of delay and distortion. As with previous recordings, the drum tracks were recorded first. The drum tracks on the album were recorded in the same studio as the previous ones, with drummer Paul Bostaph following a simple rule suggested by Rick Rubin when in the studio: “The perfect take is the one that felt like it was going to fall apart but never did” “I wanted to work with someone into the heavy-music scene, and Rubin’s not anymore. I wanted somebody who knows what’s hot, know what’s selling, knows the new techniques, and will keep me on my toes”