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After being offered a recording deal by Rick Rubin's Def Jam Recordings, Slayer signed and quickly began working on its third album with Rubin as co-producer. The result, 1986's Reign in Blood, has been called a "thrash metal masterpiece" and even credited with almost single-handedly inspiring the entire death metal genre, at least in North America.
No one has bettered the ferocity, pace, and brutal power of this 28-minute 10-song set. Guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King fire out of the gate with the infamous "Angel of Death" and don't take a respite until the fifth cut, "Jesus Saves." And that breather lasts all of 30 seconds. Winding like a mutant Paganini piece, "Postmortem"'s hook is so inescapable that even metal neophytes will find it irresistible. Superbly sequenced and wonderfully executed, this favorite of producer Rick Rubin stands as the most extreme album in thrash-metal history. --Steffan Chirazi
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1. Angel of Death: An unbelievable way to start the album. Speeds along at over 200 bpm. The dual solo at the end is absolutely jaw-dropping. 10/10
2. Piece by Piece: The important second track doesn't disappoint. While there aren't any solo's, it's a very good track. 8/10
3. Necrophobic: Un ultra-fast song clocking in at under two minutes. One of my favorites, it's a shame Slayer doesn't play this live often. 10/10
4. Altar of Sacrifice: Another amazing track. Very disturbing lyrics. Tom is very convincing as he yells out "Enter to the realm of Satan!" halfway through. (For the record, none of Slayer are Satanists) 10/10
5. Jesus Saves: Marking a change of pace as Slayer slows down for the intro to this song. I love the build-up to the normal ultra-fast pace of the CD. 10/10
6. Criminally Insane: Another slow-starter, Criminally Insane never really manages to reach the pace of the rest of the album. It is not a bad song however. 8/10
7. Reborn: While the guitar work is simple, the vocals are extremely catchy and well-done.Read more ›
Starting the album is Angel of Death, considered by many to be the greatest song Slayer has written. Upon first hearing it, I was a bit baffled by the lyrics. Lyrics about Nazi concentration camps and 'destroying without mercy to benefit the Aryan race' seemed a little weird coming from Tom Araya, who is clearly from a non-Aryan background. However, I discovered later that all most all the lyrics and music on this album were written solely by Kerry King, with Dave Lombardo and Tom contributing no writing to the album.
The next eight songs are typical Slayer. Blazing guitar solos, Tom's often un-understandible lyrics and autopilot bass, awesome drum playing from Lombardo, and usually over in less than three minutes. The album closer, Raining Blood, is more or less the same 'ol Slayer, but creates a different mood, with the song begining and ending with the sounds of thunder and rain.
Remembering all the stories you heard about Slayer being satanists and racist and pushing teenagers to suicide may falsly prepare you for something you wont hear in this record.
Its still loud, it's fast, it's brutal, but unlike in 1986, it's no longer shocking in 2004.
This album is tied with Master of Puppets as the best Trash Metal album. Master of Puppets has more elaborated solos and much more variety in the music. The music is more "intriguing". However, this one has the power, the speed. 1986 was 18 years ago. The world of music wasn't used to this speed. This was very ahead of its time. Nobody was used to this. Now there is more brutal stuff. That's true. The Death Metal bands like Cryptopsy or Nile make this sound easy. But remember that this is from 1986 and in those days, this was strong.
The intention of this guys wasn't sound like Metallica. They didn't want to create a complex thing. They wanted to make an entertaining, good, fast, heavy s+++t. That's what they did!!. Vocals? They may not be the best but you know what, I (And I'm sure that most of you think like I do) don't give a crap. This is not American Idol. I know that the 1 star reviewers come here saying they are great thinkers in music theory and they criticize this saying they don't get scared by Slayer while they listen to their beloved Clay Aiken when nobody sees them. I like the way Araya sings and speaks. Is appropriate for this music. The "rappers" can talk a little bit fast and it seems they can't do it without moving one or both arms like chimpanzees.Read more ›
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First of all, sorry for poor english, I'm russian..
This album is an icon of true, coldblooded thrash metal, firing with fierce, anger and slamming rage from your speakers. Read more
One of the best classic metal albums ever recorded. Any fan of metal should have this album in their collection.Published on Feb. 3 2014 by K. Churchill
This is just an amazing album and its good to have it again. Service was amzing and I am enjoying this timeless classic once again. Slayer rules!Published on Dec 21 2012 by van Oos
In my opinion, the best thrash metal album ever released. Holy Cow! This band completely rocks this one. Every tune rocks!Published on Nov. 28 2012 by Langer
Slayer is one of the best metal bands of all-time. Angel of Death, Criminally Insane and Raining Blood are three of the best songs on this album. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2007 by Jason Hutton
Just looking through my metal collection, trying to decide what to listen to, and I happened upon this acknowledged classic... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Into
BEHOLD, THE MOST BRUTAL ABOMINATION IN THE HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC!
Simply put, this album is the zenith of heavy metal; it came out in 1986 and everything since then has... Read more