The big news in the Slayer camp is drummer Dave Lombardo's return after 15 years. His last spin with the band was 90's Seasons In The Abyss, arguably the speed metal stalwarts' last noteworthy album. Though Lombardo's presence doesn't alter the Slayer formula much (if at all), he does evoke an intangible sense of their late-80s glory. Christ Illusion sounds like an bid to get back to the Reign In Blood era by reining in the tech prowess that weighed down God Hates Us All and Divine Intervention. King and Hanneman's solo duels even seem edited, focusing instead on speed, intensity and the sonic virility that makes Slayer unstoppable.