Slayer ‎– World Painted Blood

American Recordings ‎– 88697614912
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 8697-41318-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout: SONY DADC A0101409735-0101 12 A01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 07181

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88697 41318 1, C 741318 Slayer World Painted Blood(LP, Album, Gat) American Recordings, Columbia 88697 41318 1, C 741318 US 2009 Sell This Version
88697413182 Slayer World Painted Blood(CD, Album, Ltd) American Recordings 88697413182 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
B0018857-01 Slayer World Painted Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) American Recordings B0018857-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
88697599962 Slayer World Painted Blood(CD, Album, Ltd, Car) American Recordings 88697599962 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
88697 61491 2 Slayer World Painted Blood(CD, Album) American Recordings 88697 61491 2 Canada 2009 Sell This Version


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September 30, 2016
Questions regarding bonus tracks of World Painted Blood and B-Sides of its singles.
Spirit Of Metal mentions that Atrocity Vendor is a bonus track on a limited edition of the full length album.
Metal Archives lists the B-Sides to the Psychopathy Red single as B1-untitled. B2-untitled in reverse.
RateYourMusic mentions that on the World Painted Blood single there is two different versions of Atrocity Vendor on different versions of the single. One is stated as being an explicit version.
Now, as a smalltime collecter I have been misinformed before by sellers about B-Sides so before I spend big on "unique versions" of the exact same recording, can anyone please verify that these tracks do in fact exist? I have noticed that I could not find these specific tracks anywhere in the relevant sections in Discogs, who I am extremely loyal to above all other sites 😉😉


February 25, 2016
Another one thrash lesson from Kings. Don't forget the drummer here...Lombardo! Not Bostaph! Ohh yes, Dave plays here! Huge difference!!


February 21, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
I was surprised to find that there are no reviews of this CD on Discogs, as there are many reviews elsewhere. So I'm here to put that right ;)

I'll be the first to admit that other forms of music exceed my total metal collection. However, I've been a Slayer fan since before 1985's "Hell Awaits", and I own all their albums, and more. So anyone who quickly views my Discogs collection and thinks that I am not well-placed to review this album... think again ;) I've never stopped listening to metal (I still go to metal gigs regularly), it's just that I also have other musical interests.

Every Slayer fan will agree that their output has been variable throughout the years, and their releases are always compared to the masterpiece that was "Reign In Blood", a milestone in metal and indeed rock music generally. The band has produced plenty of excellent music since then, but even I will agree that they have never equalled that ground-breaking 1986 release.

This album, however, possibly comes closest. "Reign In Blood" was the first album I had ever listened to in its entirety, upon first listening; it was so astounding, that I simply couldn't leave the turntable until it had finished. After which, I simply put the record back on again, for yet another spin. No other Slayer album had that effect on me since then.

Until this one, that is.

Played this one in its entirety, then put it straight back on again. There's not many albums I've done that with, and not for many years.

I'm sure that many Slayer fans have hoped for a second "Reign In Blood" to appear one day. This, however, is not quite it, but it comes as close as they may ever come to matching that album, especially as they may call it a day during the next few years. If anything, I'd describe this release as "the album which South Of Heaven should have been", rather than a second "Reign In Blood".

Fast, aggressive and brutal, with the intense technical riffing every Slayer fan knows and loves, this album simply obliterates everything which stands in its way, from the opening notes of the title track, to the closer "Not Of This God" - which sounds so similar to "Angel Of Death" at the beginning, I really expected Tom Araya to scream. But he didn't :) Perhaps I shall remix the track and add the aforementioned scream, hehe ;)

Unfortunately, even this album isn't perfect; "Americon" is a little on the dull side, but passes quickly, and doesn't do much damage to the rest of the album. If only that track had been replaced with a track as intense as "Psychopathy Red", we would indeed have had the equal of that 1986 classic we all know and love.

As we can't give 9.5/10 on Discogs, this gets a 5/5, because this album definitely deserves more than just 4/5.

One of the most enjoyable metal albums of the last 10 years, and definitely my favourite Slayer album since the early 1990s.