God Hates Us All is the ninth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on September 11, 2001, the album received positive critical reviews and entered the Billboard 200 at number 28. It was recorded in three months at The Warehouse Studio in Canada, and includes the Grammy Award-nominated "Disciple". The album is the band's last to feature drummer Paul Bostaph until Repentless (2015).
Guitarist Kerry King wrote the majority of the lyrics, taking a different approach from earlier recordings by exploring topics such as religion, murder, revenge and self-control. Limiting the lyrics to subject matter most could relate to, King wanted to tackle realistic themes. The band experimented; recording most of the album in C# tuning, with three songs in drop B, while two others were played with seven-string guitars in B♭. The album's release was delayed due to the explicit cover artwork – which led to alternative slip covers in some retail outlets – difficulties during audio mixing, and a change of distributor by the band's record label during the release period.