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Slayer - Divine Intervention
Review: The tight speed metal structuring of Seasons in the Abyss gives way to a restatement of older albums using a style designed to fit into the evolving market of later speed metal, which ditched the complex and bizarre song structures for stable riffs with chorus changes and a bridge or two before a concluding riff.
Many of these riffs resemble previous material. Tom Araya sings in an overdriven sung shout similar to that of James Hetfield, and lyrical concepts center around horrors and extremity instead of metaphor. Probably it was hard for Slayer to watch Metallica and Pantera rise where arguably Slayer should have been, and this album is a tight competitor in that arena. "Simple, fast" and with shock value, these songs keep the volume high and the tempo driving but do not peel back the conscious mind like previous Slayer works.