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Kerry King From Hell I Rise Album Review

Five years since Slayer’s “Farewell Tour”, guitarist Kerry King has released his first album under his own name.

Called From Hell I Rise, released May 17 of 2024, is very much a continuation of what he did in Slayer, but with a different group of musicians.  

Wow what a group Kerry has formed here.  It includes singer Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, Machine Head), drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Exodus, Forbidden), and bassist Kyle Sanders (Hellyeah, Nothingface).

Kerry wrote all the songs and plays all of the rhythm guitar parts (like he mostly did in Slayer), and a lot of the lead guitar, but Phil does play quite a bit of lead guitar too.

If you are a Slayer fan, you should love this album.

It’s not a complete copy of it, but it’s close enough.  And I’m fine with that because I love Slayer and I love this album.

Every song is a banger, as they say.

Mark is singing/screaming as great as he ever has, Kerry’s guitar parts are always amazing, and again, just the whole group Kerry has assembled just bring it.

I know Slayer is reuniting to do at least 3 festivals in 2024, and I’m fine with it if they do more than that, but I think Kerry has a great group here and I hope there is a lot more albums to come.

Rock on guys.

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