Slayer - South Of Heaven


8.7 | 1532 votes |
Release date: 5 July 1988
Style: Thrash metal

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01. South Of Heaven
02. Silent Scream
03. Live Undead
04. Behind The Crooked Cross
05. Mandatory Suicide
06. Ghosts Of War
07. Read Between The Lies
08. Cleanse The Soul
09. Dissident Aggressor [Judas Priest cover]
10. Spill The Blood

Top 20 albums of 1988: 11
Top 200 albums of all time: 192

Guest review by
un4givendemon
Rating:
9.2
It's been 20 years since a masterpiece was left to us here on earth. 20 years of bleeding ears and head-banging; 20 years of Thrash at its finest. "South of Heaven" is not only a milestone for metal; it created a standard for all Thrash to follow. Slayer burst onto the scene like only Satan's minions could and rocked our bodies until our brains were sore. This album is fierce; it's powerful; it's metal.

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published 09.09.2007 | Comments (28)

Guest review by
Stuart
Rating:
9.5
After the worldwide exposure Slayer received for their previous release, Reign in Blood, the anticipation for its follow-up was immense. They had already pushed the boundaries of Thrash Metal to its extremities, what could they possibly come up with to tread anywhere even close to that? In South of Heaven they gave the perfect answer to all the sceptics.

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published 16.04.2008 | Comments (3)

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25.04.2017 - 00:57
Rating: 10
Redel
Best Slayer, together with SITA.
Not a single second on this album I would want to miss.
Mandatory suicide is insane.
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18.11.2018 - 17:43
Rating: 7
Gravy
The Great
I don't think this album is bad but for me personally it just seems a bit overrated. Hardly any of the songs stand out and the cover of Dissident Aggressor is a bit low energy. For me it's the weakest of their first 5 albums. I don't want to start a riot but can someone explain to me why so many people think it's so great?
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01.04.2020 - 20:29
Maco
Carnivore
This album, along with Reign In Blood, Hell Awaits, Haunting The Chapel, Show No Mercy and Decade Of Aggression are the essential Slayer.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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01.04.2020 - 20:40
JoHn DoE
My favorite Slayer album.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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01.04.2020 - 21:24
nikarg
Mod
Written by JoHn DoE on 01.04.2020 at 20:40

My favorite Slayer album.

Mine too, and I used to not like it back then. What a noob I was, every track here is 10/10, the riffs are haunting af and Lombardo is just insanely good.
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01.04.2020 - 21:27
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by Maco on 01.04.2020 at 20:29

This album, along with Reign In Blood, Hell Awaits, Haunting The Chapel, Show No Mercy and Decade Of Aggression are the essential Slayer.

You have to add Seasons to this list to make it complete, you really have to.
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01.04.2020 - 21:29
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by nikarg on 01.04.2020 at 21:24

Mine too, and I used to not like it back then. What a noob I was, every track here is 10/10, the riffs are haunting af and Lombardo is just insanely good.

Exactly my words -- except for: I already hailed this album back then.
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01.04.2020 - 21:37
nikarg
Mod
Written by Redel on 01.04.2020 at 21:29

Exactly my words -- except for: I already hailed this album back then.

My best friend was telling me "wow man, this is their best album, so technical, so evil, so riffy" and I was like "nah, they are wimps, they slowed down and softened their sound, they went commercial"

But really, after Reign In Blood, there was no point to go faster, and they did the impossible; they released an album that was better than RIB. Really, everything Slayer did from the beginning up to - and including Seasons - is mindblowing. And it was the only band from the Big 4 that all its members were fantastic.
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01.04.2020 - 21:45
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by nikarg on 01.04.2020 at 21:37

But really, after Reign In Blood, there was no point to go faster, and they did the impossible; they released an album that was better than RIB. Really, everything Slayer did from the beginning up to - and including Seasons - is mindblowing.


This man, so much this.
(You do realize that I am -- intentionally -- using the same words you gave me in an answer on another thread the other day -- and I am just fooling around here for no good reason )
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01.04.2020 - 21:49
nikarg
Mod
Written by Redel on 01.04.2020 at 21:45

This man, so much this.
(You do realize that I am -- intentionally -- using the same words you gave me in an answer on another thread the other day -- and I am just fooling around here for no good reason )

Yes, I do.
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02.04.2020 - 21:53
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Redel on 01.04.2020 at 21:27

You have to add Seasons to this list to make it complete, you really have to.

Maybe the title track and War Ensemble but that's it
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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