When "God Hates" first came I hated it. I listened to it once when I first got the CD, It was too different from Seasons, Devine & Diabolus or any other Slayer album. Too harsh, noisy, not what I was expecting from a Slayer album.
A few months later I played it again,I liked it, it was good. The more I played it the more I liked it. "God Hates" is a great Slayer album. I don't know what I was hoping for, maybe a return to the old Slayer stuff.
Slayer has evolved over the years, I don't think they should try to re-invent their old music or style. Their early stuff is awesome! There will never be another "Reign in Blood", "Hell Awaits" or "Show no Mercy" for Slayer, they have already done it!
Too many fans want their favorite bands to keep the same feel or sound. That would be boring, musicians and music needs to evolve or end up as a forgotten one-hit-wonder song/band.
How I've waited for you to come, I've been here all alone
Now that you've arrived, Please stay a while
And I promise I won't keep you long, I'll keep you forever!