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Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Slayer
Title: Reign In Blood
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal
Label: © American Recordings
Release Date: 1986/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 28:26
Recorded: June – July 1986 in Los Angeles, California


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. --AllMusic Review by Steve Huey



Tracklist:
1. Angel Of Death 04:51
2. Piece By Piece 02:03
3. Necrophobic 01:40
4. Altar Of Sacrifice 02:54
5. Jesus Saves 02:51
6. Criminally Insane 02:23
7. Reborn 02:12
8. Epidemic 02:23
9. Postmortem 03:27
10. Raining Blood 03:42


Personnel:
Tom Araya – bass, vocals
Jeff Hanneman – lead and rhythm guitar
Kerry King – lead and rhythm guitar
Dave Lombardo – drums



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