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South of Heaven

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SLAYER IS #1

    SLAYER HAS BEEN THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BAND IN METAL SINCE THE 80s. SOUTH OF HEAVEN IS PROOF OF THIS. IF YOU NEED MORE PROOF BUY REIGN IN BLOOD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    South of...

    There is just a couple of good songs (two first and mandatory suicide) Others are too simple.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A thrash-metal masterpiece

    South of Heaven is the sound of Slayer refining their sound without losing any of the quality or impact of the groundbreaking Reign in Blood. It's frequently mentioned that the tempos are slower this time around - not much. The opening title track is fairly slow and rather mediocre, but after that things take off quickly. The crunching, aggressive riffs that made Slayer famous are still here. There's a little more melody in the vocals and the arrangements are more complex and longer, making for an interesting metallic journey. 'Silent Scream', 'Mandatory Suicide' and 'Ghosts of War' are all memorable thrash songs. No fan of the genre should overlook this fine effort by one of metal's best bands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    South of Heaven is a MUST have

    Slayer slows the speed down just a notch on this recording, but not much. However, this recording is still far from disappointing. The pace of the album runs at full throttle, hardly ever breaking in between songs. Guitarist Jeff Hanneman acts as primary songwriter (Kerry King co-wrote more than 1/2 of the tracks), along with the lyricism of vocalist Tom Araya (and yes, he's actually singing on this one). Kudos to Dave Lombardo for the brilliant use of his drumplaying ability without being overbearing. The most surprising aspect of this album is the arrangement of the songs, being more complex and thought out to the best of its ability, and truly making South Of Heaven a masterpiece in itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This one get's my under achiever award

    The album is not a favorite of the critics or die hard Slayer fans. However, I think it is one of their more diverse and intelligent albums. The title track

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

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