Holt raves about Slayer album
He says preview track Implode "doesn't even touch" rest of Kerry King's material
Gary Holt says Slayer’s upcoming record is "everything you hope a Slayer album should be."
Holt tells SiriusXM: “Implode is a great song. I really love it. It's a lot a fun to play. But compared to the other stuff Kerry King has written, it's nothing – doesn't even touch it."
The Exodus leader, who began covering for Hanneman two years before his death in 2013, says the follow-up to 2009’s World Painted Blood is “a little bit of everything, but everything I'd reference to is 100 percent Slayer. It's crushingly heavy and it's dark and sinister, and it's everything you hope a Slayer album should be. There's no ballads!"