To celebrate the release of the first new Slayer album in 6 years, we decided to revisit their most controversial album, Diabolus In Musica, which was released in mid-1998, right before the nu-metal explosion. Accused of bandwagon jumping by loyal fans, Diabolus In Musica was viewed as the sound of an older band desperately trying to conform with current trends. In this episode, we will discuss the fairness of this judgement, the critical and commercial reception of Diabolus In Musica while evaluating the songs and lyrics.
Originally released: June 9, 1998.
(Listen to the songs we talk about on this episode’s Spotify playlist HERE)