Christ Illusion

album

Christ Illusion is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band, Slayer. Christ Illusion was released on August 4, 2006 through American Recordings.[1] It is Slayer's first album to feature original drummer Dave Lombardo since the release of Seasons in the Abyss on October 9, 1990.[2]

Christ Illusion
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 2006
Recordedat NRG Studios in North Hollywood and at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles
GenreThrash metal
Length38:25
LanguageEnglish
LabelAmerican
ProducerRick Rubin (exec.)
Josh Abraham
Slayer chronology
''God Hates Us All
(2001)
Christ Illusion ''World Painted Blood
(2009)

The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200,[3] #2 on the Top Rock Albums,[4] and at #1 on the Top Tastemaker Albums charts.[5] In 2007, the song "Eyes of the Insane" won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Metal Performance.[6] The next year, the song "Final Six" won a Grammy Award in the same category.[7]

The album art featured a mutilated Jesus painted by Larry Carroll which caused controversy. Lyrics from the album also caused controversy. The lyrics for the song "Jihad" describe the September 11 attacks from a terrorist perspective. An Indian Christian group based in Mumbai were angry and demanded that the albums be recalled. All of the Indian stocks of the album were recalled and destroyed by EMI India.[8][9]

SongsEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Flesh Storm"  Kerry KingKing 4:14
2. "Catalyst"  KingKing 3:07
3. "Skeleton Christ"  KingKing 4:22
4. "Eyes of the Insane"  Tom ArayaJeff Hanneman 3:23
5. "Jihad"  Araya, HannemanHanneman 3:31
6. "Consfearacy"  KingKing 3:07
7. "Catatonic"  KingKing 4:54
8. "Black Serenade"  Araya, HannemanHanneman 3:16
9. "Cult"  KingKing 4:40
10. "Supremist"  KingKing 3:51
Special edition
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
8. "Black Serenade" (Alternative Version)Araya, HannemanHanneman 2:58
11. "Final Six"  Araya, HannemanHanneman 4:10

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Christ Illusion - Slayer - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Slayer Recount Venom 'Pissing' Incident". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Slayer Album & Song Chart History (Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "49th Grammy Awards - 2007". Rock On the Net. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "50th Grammy Awards - 2008". Rock On the Net. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. "Slayer's 'Christ Illusion' Album Recalled Following Christian Group Protests". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. "'Offensive' album pulled in India". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-3-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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