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Release date: 7 October 1986
Style: Thrash metal

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01. Angel Of Death
02. Piece By Piece
03. Necrophobic
04. Altar Of Sacrifice
05. Jesus Saves
06. Criminally Insane
07. Reborn
08. Epidemic
09. Postmortem
10. Raining Blood
11. Aggressive Perfector [1998 Re-release bonus]
12. Criminally Insane [remix version] [1998 Re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1986: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 24

Reviews (3)
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya - vocals, bass
Kerry Ray King - guitars
Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman - guitars
David "Dave" Lombardo - drums


Additional info
Produced by Rick Rubin and Slayer.
Engineered by Andy Wallace.
Mixed at New Fresh, N.Y.C.
Mastered by Howie Weinberg.

Guest review by
Edible Autopsy

Rating:
10
The greatest metal record of all time. This topic is often debated upon in the Metal Kingdom and to most there is no definite answer. A worthy contender for this title is Slayer's 1986 masterpiece, Reign In Blood. Few albums withstand the test of time as well and even fewer have had such a huge impact on the metal world as this one.

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published 24.09.2003 | Comments (59)

Guest review by
Stuart

Rating:
9.2
Where does one begin reviewing an album with as much hype and influence as this? An album branded as revolutionary and with such a fanatical following. It is always going to be a difficult task, so I ask that for a moment we forget the hype surrounding this album and we look at the musical value it holds.

Reign in Blood was in many ways a brave new world for Slayer. It had a completely different sound to anything before it; they abandoned all the pretentiousness of the long, drawn out, complex song structures they had experimented with on Haunting the Chapel and Hell Awaits. In this, it was far more accessible, yet they didn't sacrifice any of their integrity or alienate any of their core fan base. Their intention was quite clear, that this was to be the fastest, heaviest, angriest music ever to be unleashed on human ears.

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published 04.04.2008 | Comments (17)

Guest review by
Mindheist

Rating:
4.5
For more than a decade, Slayer has proudly fused thrash and speed metal into loud, offering doomish dirges, voraciously boisterous and blasphemous songs groaning over lyrics that depict madness, suicide and murder in excess, a style which should definetly suit a ten-year-old metalhead. On October 7, 1986, Slayer released what was to become their masterpiece, "Reign In Blood". An album discribed by Kerrang! Magazine as "the heaviest album of all time" and peaked at number 22 on Metal Storm's "top 100 albums of all time" survey, a position that only "the crème de la crème" bands could get. Believe me, reviewing a very popular album from a very popular band isn't easy at all, but sometimes justice must be done.

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published 14.08.2008 | Comments (187)

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megadeath13 - 09.11.2012 at 22:52  
  Pure perfection!! This are the best 29 minutes in the Thrash Metal History.
PrinceLink - 12.11.2012 at 21:19  
  Still one of the heaviest Thrash albums even today
Illog1cal - 02.01.2013 at 21:30  
  I think 'Criminally Insane', 'Reborn' and 'Epidemic' are rather weak songs and generally the album wears thin on the second half. The first half is pure gold though.
Angelic Storm - 03.01.2013 at 01:38  
Rating: 10 "Criminally Insane" is one of the best songs on the album in my opinion. Very intense, with some creepy riffage going on too! I would agree that the first half of the album is the stronger though.
Invader - 12.02.2013 at 15:46  
  Rating: 10 Best Record of all time \m/
Himedal - 28.04.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 10 The best of all time. fucking awesome.
Nick K. - 12.09.2013 at 21:48  
  The-best-thrash-metal-album-in-existence.
Maco - 19.10.2013 at 02:51  
  This is much better than I remember it was. But the band is still overrated and is not their best album. At least for me...
Angelic Storm - 19.10.2013 at 05:43  
Rating: 10
Written by Nick K. on 12.09.2013 at 21:48

The-best-thrash-metal-album-in-existence.


I wouldn't go that far (I wouldn't even call it Slayer's best album), but it is certainly one of the most important albums in the history of metal. It's level of ferocity at the time of it's release makes it a landmark metal album, and especially in the world of extreme metal. This album arguably, had more influence on the sub-genres of extreme metal than any other, in general terms.
Nick K. - 19.10.2013 at 11:41  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 19.10.2013 at 05:43

Written by Nick K. on 12.09.2013 at 21:48

The-best-thrash-metal-album-in-existence.


I wouldn't go that far (I wouldn't even call it Slayer's best album), but it is certainly one of the most important albums in the history of metal. It's level of ferocity at the time of it's release makes it a landmark metal album, and especially in the world of extreme metal. This album arguably, had more influence on the sub-genres of extreme metal than any other, in general terms.


True. Ok, its maybe not the best thrash metal album of all time but its definitely the pinnacle of Slayers carrer. Everything is perfect about it, altough Hell Awaits and South of Heaven come damn close to its level. This is such an important release for me, just because it was my very first thrash metal album ever and it still is as fresh and overwhelming as it was years ago.
Paw!! - 13.04.2014 at 13:48  
Rating: 10 All Metalhead should go have this album or die!!
deadone - 29.07.2014 at 04:58  
Rating: 9 One forgets how awesome this album is until you crank it and then realise that in many ways this is the pinnacle of Metal evolution. Still superb at age 28!

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