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- Genre:Thrash Metal
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Recorded in one take, this album continually gets in the top 10 list of all time. A must have expanded addition, digitally remastered with 2 bonus tracks.
SLAYER - REIGN IN BLOOD
Reign in Blood is what it is considered to be Slayer's master creation, and
also the best thrash album of all times. And I have to agree. Reign in Blood
is just unbelievably AMAZING! Most metal bands worship this album, and it is
quite understandable why. This album marked a new path for thrash metal by
breaking the standards of the typical thrash metal we were used to (like
Metallica's), and making it besides heavier more aggressive - so then later
on a new metal style would be born from the aggressiveness that is slayer:
death metal. Reign in Blood has songs filled with aggressive, fast and heavy
riffs which we can enjoy thanks to Hannemann and Kerry King's abilities with
the guitar a legendary duo. Then we have Dave Lombardo displaying his
superior skills in the drums giving songs their rough and brutal sound, and
oh the speed at which he plays! Now Dave has joined Slayer again
temporarily, but let's hope he stays permanently.
Reign in Blood was an album way advanced for the time it came out. It was
geniously composed, and purposely blasphemous. Angel of Death is probably
the most famous song by them, a metal anthem for metal heads. Slayer's
lyrics have always been blasphemous and diabolic - and gory too, but in
Angel of Death's lyrics we can see some very geniously written lyrics -
Angel of Death's lyrics talking about Auschwitz, the infamous concentration
camp where Jewish people were killed and worked. This song is sooooo good!
There's a part almost at the end of the song where Lombardo executes a "drum
solo" and then the guitars start their heavy sound which seconds later speed
up to become a fast and furious monster - but only for a short period of
time! Raining Blood is another legendary song that is very unique, and not
like many typical thrash metal songs where the song's structure is made of
sections of that song that are repeated after some time (confusing?). There
is no section in Raining Blood's structure that is repeated again. What a
great song it is!
In conclusion, Reign in Blood is an excellent album that will make Slayer be
remembered for eternity. The only bad thing I could find about this album is
that it is somewhat short. I guess I will just have to play it over again,
because I cannot get enough of it.
10 out of 10
||- Angel of death
||- Piece by piece
||- Altar of sacrifice
||- Jesus saves
||- Criminally insane
||- Raining blood
||- Aggressive perfector
||- Criminally insane
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