The ninth studio album by the American thrash metal band and death metal pioneer Slayer. The album was released on August 8, 2006. This is the first album to have Dave Lombardo's drumming skills in since 1990's 'Seasons in the Abyss', and he is more than welcomed back into the Slayer crew. It's a definite improvement from Slayers work over the last 15 years. Lyrical themes explored on Christ Illusion deal with terrorism, warfare and religion, not exactly new to the Slayer style. Doesn't grasp the feeling 'Reigning Blood' or 'Seasons in the Abyss' had, but it comes fairly damn close. A definite must must for Slayer fans of all kinds.
Person 1: It seems like a lot of '80's thrash bands are making great albums over the passed 3 or 4 years.
Person 2: Like who? And what albums?
Person 1: Megadeth with United Abominations, Metallica with Death Magnetic, and Slayer with Christ Illusion.
Person 2: Thanks, I'll probably check those albums out!