I know "Riegn In Blood" is considered one of the best all time metal albums, let alone Slayer albums, but this is my personal favorite. Where RiB completely assaulted the senses with a flurry of speed and aggression, this album shows how you can slow things down, make them more melotic, and still be absolutely brutal. I find the musicianship and songwriting is much more intricate and evolved that other Slayer works. This album, along with Seasons, you can really tell the band put a lot of effor into and weren't just trying to see how fast they could play. GREAT ALBUM EVEN IF YOU AREN'T THE TYPICAL THRASH/SPEED METAL FAN.