"Undisputed Attitude" is the 7th full-length studio album by US thrash metal act Slayer. The album was released through American Recordings in May 1996. "Undisputed Attitude" is an album featuring covers by punk, crossover and hardcore acts that have influenced Slayer plus the original composition "Gemini".
Most tracks on the album are in a fast-paced, simple and aggressive hardcore/crossover style. The delivery is intense and energetic. It´s no surprise Slayer can pull this off with ease. The tracks are by artists such as Verbal Abuse, Minor Threat and DRI. The album also features a couple of tracks by Pap Smear, which was a shortlived punk project of Jeff Hanneman (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies). To my ears the most interesting cover track on the album is the mid-paced DI cover "Richard Hung himself". It´s got a nice memorable hook and after listening to predominantly fast-paced material for most of the album´s playing time, it´s nice to listen to something with a slower pace. That also goes for the original composition "Gemini", which is also a pretty heavy track. It´s not a spectacular Slayer track but stylistically it could easily have fit on "Divine Intervention (1994)" and that´s good enough for me.
For a cover album "Undisputed Attitude" is a very consistent and cohesive album. The style of music played on almost every track on the album are pretty much in the same fast-paced and aggressive hardcore/crossover style. Most cover albums try to cover so much ground that they often end up a confusing listen and that´s certainly not the case with "Undisputed Attitude". On the other hand "Undisputed Attitude" does come off as slightly one-dimensional, but as it is only 33:28 minutes long (the non-US releases are sligthly longer with one or more additional tracks) I think it´s forgivable. A 3 - 3.5 star rating is warranted.