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Reign In Blood

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1986 was a landmark year for thrash metal in more ways than one. Much to everyone’s joy, Metallica released Master of Puppets in the spring, closely followed by Megadeth’s Peace Sells... but Who’s Buying? in September. Surprisingly, extreme metal was making its way into the charts. This explosion took violence and speed to new heights and cleared the way for even more ferocious groups who rushed to fill the breach. Slayer, a key group in the revolution, unleashed everything in one track: Angel of Death. The song opens the album Reign in Blood with bassist/singer Tom Araya’s scream - something that’s gone down in history. The band keep up this same level of intensity and speed throughout the album thanks to razor-sharp rhythms and powerful drumming from the often-imitated but never-equalled Dave Lombardo. Reign in Blood was more aggressive, brutal and fast-paced (it’s all over in barely 28 minutes!) than the albums released by their peers. It was the result of a collaboration between the group from Huntington Park and producer Rick Rubin, who founded the rap label Def Jam at just 23 years old. This was the first time that Rubin had worked with a metal band. He made Slayer’s music more intelligible without ever watering it down. Everything pulsed at over 200 bpm. The guitar solos flirted with an unsettling dissonance, the themes shook up the United States’ apparent prudishness (tackling subjects such as religion, death, war and the holocaust...) and the Dante-esque finale of Raining Blood ensured that it would be remembered as one of the greatest albums ever made. Raining Blood is like Slayer’s Highway to Hell or Ace of Spades. It’s one of their most popular songs and permanent addition at live concerts. Slayer would reach their creative peak with the hellish Seasons in the Abyss, which turns 30 in 2020. Though Reign in Blood will always be the record that allowed it all to happen. © Chief Brody/Qobuz

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1
Angel Of Death
00:04:51

Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

2
Piece By Piece (Album Version)
00:02:02

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

3
Necrophobic (Album Version)
00:01:40

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

4
Altar Of Sacrifice (Album Version)
00:02:53

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

5
Jesus Saves (Album Version) Explicit
00:02:51

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

6
Criminally Insane (Album Version) Explicit
00:02:23

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

7
Reborn (Album Version)
00:02:11

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

8
Epidemic (Album Version)
00:02:22

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

9
Postmortem (Album Version)
00:03:27

Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1986 American Recordings, LLC

10
Raining Blood
00:03:42

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 American Recordings, LLC

Album Description

1986 was a landmark year for thrash metal in more ways than one. Much to everyone’s joy, Metallica released Master of Puppets in the spring, closely followed by Megadeth’s Peace Sells... but Who’s Buying? in September. Surprisingly, extreme metal was making its way into the charts. This explosion took violence and speed to new heights and cleared the way for even more ferocious groups who rushed to fill the breach. Slayer, a key group in the revolution, unleashed everything in one track: Angel of Death. The song opens the album Reign in Blood with bassist/singer Tom Araya’s scream - something that’s gone down in history. The band keep up this same level of intensity and speed throughout the album thanks to razor-sharp rhythms and powerful drumming from the often-imitated but never-equalled Dave Lombardo. Reign in Blood was more aggressive, brutal and fast-paced (it’s all over in barely 28 minutes!) than the albums released by their peers. It was the result of a collaboration between the group from Huntington Park and producer Rick Rubin, who founded the rap label Def Jam at just 23 years old. This was the first time that Rubin had worked with a metal band. He made Slayer’s music more intelligible without ever watering it down. Everything pulsed at over 200 bpm. The guitar solos flirted with an unsettling dissonance, the themes shook up the United States’ apparent prudishness (tackling subjects such as religion, death, war and the holocaust...) and the Dante-esque finale of Raining Blood ensured that it would be remembered as one of the greatest albums ever made. Raining Blood is like Slayer’s Highway to Hell or Ace of Spades. It’s one of their most popular songs and permanent addition at live concerts. Slayer would reach their creative peak with the hellish Seasons in the Abyss, which turns 30 in 2020. Though Reign in Blood will always be the record that allowed it all to happen. © Chief Brody/Qobuz

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