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Release date: 9 October 1990
Style: Thrash metal


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01. War Ensemble
02. Blood Red
03. Spirit In Black
04. Expendable Youth
05. Dead Skin Mask
06. Hallowed Point
07. Skeletons Of Society
08. Temptation
09. Born Of Fire
10. Seasons In The Abyss

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Although Reign in Blood is generally regarded as Slayer's magnum opus, for me personally Seasons In the Abyss is definitely Slayer at the peak of their musical and lyrical prowess. Building on their two previous albums they delivered an album which had all the speed and brutality of Reign in Blood as well as the much slower mid-tempo groove of South of Heaven.

published 23.03.2008 | Comments (31)

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Reza - 14.01.2010 at 07:04  
  I believe it's the best Slayer album, "Reign in Blood" is the Second and then "South Of Heaven".
mr.archness - 13.02.2010 at 15:02  
Rating: 9 For me, best Slayer album. after that I stopped listening to them, just they are not worth it anymore, it hurts my ears to listen to them, this album is dividing them like Metallica "black album"...prior to that all great, after that all sucks. the same goes here, with this album, last good one.
musicalkaratekid - 20.05.2011 at 14:58  
Rating: 9 This is personally my favourite slayer album. I mean reign in blood was fun to listen to, and south of heaven was a step up from that, but seasons of the abyss is where slayer arrived in their prime, and delivered some truly amazing songs, written straight from the soul. I mean,the opening track and the title track are amazing enough for me. perfect 10.
blacktooth85 - 08.02.2012 at 23:27  
Rating: 7 Never really understood all the hype about this album. I love War Ensemble and the Title Track. Other than those 2 it gets kinda boring. Probably Slayer's least heaviest. Dead Skin Mask is a good one too... All Slayer's previous albums i find to be way better than this one.
musicalkaratekid - 11.02.2012 at 20:10  
Rating: 9 A personal favourite, in which this is an example of slayer at their most 'experimental'. I'm not saying 'reign in blood' or 'south of heaven' were that much worse, just that this one has more consistency.
megadeath13 - 09.11.2012 at 22:42  
  Probably their 2nd best after reign in blood. The highlights are the title track, war ensemble and born of fire. But there other great songs like blood red, too. Slayer is one of my absolute favourite bands but this is really the last album which impressed me from start to finish.

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