Reign in Blood [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Widely considered the pinnacle of speed metal, Reign in Blood is Slayer's undisputed masterpiece, a brief under half an hour but relentless onslaught that instantly obliterates anything in its path and clears out just as quickly. Producer Rick Rubin gives the band a clear, punchy sound for the first time in its career, and they largely discard the extended pieces of Hell Awaits in favor of lean assaults somewhat reminiscent of hardcore punk though distinctly metallic and much more technically demanding. Reign in Blood opens and closes with slightly longer tracks the classics "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood" whose slower riffs offer most of the album's few hints of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Widely considered the pinnacle of speed metal, Reign in Blood is Slayer's undisputed masterpiece, a brief under half an hour but relentless onslaught that instantly obliterates anything in its path and clears out just as quickly. Producer Rick Rubin gives the band a clear, punchy sound for the first time in its career, and they largely discard the extended pieces of Hell Awaits in favor of lean assaults somewhat reminiscent of hardcore punk though distinctly metallic and much more technically demanding. Reign in Blood opens and closes with slightly longer tracks the classics "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood" whose slower riffs offer most of the album's few hints of melody. Sandwiched in between are eight short all under three minutes, lightning-fast bursts of aggression that change tempo or feel without warning, producing a disjointed, barely controlled effect. The album is actually more precise than it sounds, and not without a sense of groove, but even in the brief slowdowns, the intensity never lets up. There may not be much variation, but it's a unified vision, and a horrific one at that. The riffs are built on atonal chromaticism that sounds as sickening as the graphic violence depicted in many of the lyrics, and Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman's demented soloing often mimics the screams of the songs' victims. It's monstrously, terrifyingly evocative, in a way that transcends Reign in Blood's metal origins. The album almost single-handedly inspired the entire death metal genre at least on the American side of the Atlantic, and unlike many of its imitators, it never crosses the line into self-parodic overkill. Reign in Blood was a stone-cold classic upon its release, and it hasn't lost an ounce of its power today.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886971288223
  • Catalog Number: 712882
  • Sales rank: 256,265

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Angel of Death (4:51)
  2. 2 Piece by Piece (2:02)
  3. 3 Necrophobic (1:40)
  4. 4 Altar of Sacrifice (2:50)
  5. 5 Jesus Saves (2:54)
  6. 6 Criminally Insane (2:22)
  7. 7 Reborn (2:11)
  8. 8 Epidemic (2:23)
  9. 9 Postmortem (3:27)
  10. 10 Raining Blood (4:17)
  11. 11 Aggressive Perfector (2:30)
  12. 12 Criminally Insane (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slayer Primary Artist
Tom Araya Bass, Vocals
Jeff Hanneman Guitar
Kerry King Guitar
Dave Lombardo Drums
Technical Credits
Slayer Producer
Rick Rubin Producer
Andy Wallace Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    slayer is awesome!!!!!!

    slayer is the best! so dark and heavy!!!! i like all the songs. this is the best speed metal cd of all time!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "This is one of the heaviest speed metal albums of all time".

    This is my favorite speed metal album record of all time, right next to venom Black Metal. Play this album at mind sheering volume, it will blow you away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAST

    This was the first Slayer album I bought. I was blown away. The songs were grusome and faster than anythinmg else I've ever heard. The fastest songs are "Jesus Saves" and "Reborn". My favorite song is "Angel Of Death". BUY NOW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everyone says it's the best, but...

    ...Are they correct? The answer is yes. I bought Reign in Blood the day it was released. I was in 8th grade, and it was well before their main stream popularity. This recording proved to be an anthem for my entire junior high school. To this day, there is no record that incorporates such raw energy and melodic creativity. The only other thrash metal record that is its equal is Metallica's Kill 'em All. Show No Mercy is pretty close as well. Buy it, blast it, and piss off everyone around you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unbelievable!!!

    What needs to be said..? This is the ultimate "THRASH" "SPEED" "DEATH" Metal album ever!! Just pop it in ,and Feel The Agression!!! And Lombardo..is A GOD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too simple!

    Very fast tracks but too simple! And message is boring just hell,hell,hell!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MASTERPIECE

    Very very clear is the best HARD METAL ever made, YEEEEAAAAAAAWWWW!!! I got no a favorite song, all the album is a JEWEL!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Speed Metal Ever

    This is the best Speed Metal gruop ever. This is there best one ever. SLAYER RULES

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for gatherings

    I love Slayer, mostly cuz they're Satanists, like me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The masterpiece of death metal

    What a piece of work is Reign in Blood: in conception, how diabolic; in execution, how furious; in lyricism, how paranoiac; in sound, how brutal; in speed, how extreme; in violence, how pitiless. Any serious thrash fan needs to give this a listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

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