Slayer’s Kerry King Says He Almost Quit Music Because Of His Hate For Limp Bizkit
He recently gave his final comments on this subject to metal hammer.
Speaking of Slayer’s 1998 album Diabolus In Musica, which had a bit of a nu metal vibe to it, King said: “I was really jaded for a while in the late 90s. I couldn’t understand why Limp Bizkit was so popular. It affected me – I didn’t want to make music anymore. I was like, ‘If this is the path the music is going, then fuck it, I hate it’. That’s why Jeff Hanneman wrote a lot of our 1998 album, Diabolus In Musica, which is too funky for my taste.”
He added : “It’s the only record that I didn’t pay enough attention to because I was really bitter about the kind of music that was popular. I thought it was very frat boy, and maybe that’s why it was popular, I don’t know. I didn’t pay much attention to Diabolus because we couldn’t stay focused. Looking back, we were like, ‘Okay, how do we get Slayer to fit into today’s society?’ It’s probably my least favorite album of our entire career. This is our Turbo [référence à l’album du même nom de Judas Priest, sorti en 1986, considéré comme ‘très commercial’].”
Slayer played their very last show on November 30, 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles, marking the retirement of one of the bands of Thrash Metal the most legendary in history.