Slayer
South of Heaven


4.5
superb

Review

by sonictheplumber STAFF USER (107 Reviews)
June 7th, 2011 | 42 replies | 5,244 views


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist


This is an album with true riffs and true grooves. It's like Pantera before they started playing groovy metal except not like Pantera in any way at all. The metal lives on. After Reign in Blood, Slayer didn't know what to do. They had made the fastest album ever and it was awesome. Their only choices were become a dance pop group (which would be the antithesis of what they were) or slow their *** down. They chose the latter and made one of the greatest yet most misunderstood albums in metal history. The rock lives on.

Metal. This album is full of it. Not only is it hard, but it's heavy. With these hard and slow riffs they employ on this album, they create something called atmosphere. Many bad bands try to have atmosphere, but some of those retarded bands have never heard this album. If you want hard jamming combined with hard and spooky jamming atmosphere, check out this hard jam album. It jams like mad. Hard.

The riffs. Riff. Feel the word. Smell it. Light candles, get out lotion. Put on South of Heaven. I own it on cassette and compact disc. Either format jams the fists. Dim the lights. Light another candle. Burn incense. Take some nutmeg, some cough syrup, anything you got in the house. Put on this album. Go insane with the grooves and spooky riffs. Play this album at Halloween. If you have a Halloween party and people show up, put on this album - people's anuses will spit blood and fire. The metal lives hard and true, and Slayer know this.

The lyrics are great. They attack religion and they love Satan. Couldn't ask for more in a classic hard riff album. The riffs are insane. Riff. Feel the word, smell it some more. You didn't feel it hard enough the first time I told you. Feel it again. And again. Now, breathe....ah. Feels good does it not? The feeling of riff comes true and personified completely in Slayer's South of Heaven. Never before has the fist rocked so tough.

The songs are true. The songs are amazing. Mandatory Suicide, the title track, even their fantastic cover of a fantastic Judas Priest song....they got groove and they got soul. Slayer are the Temptations of thrash. Tom Araya croons like a heavy metal Isaac Hayes. Kerry King is the dark bluesman of the crossroads. He is Robert Johnson, and Jeff Hanneman is Willie Dixon. Dave Lombardo? He is an African jungle man, beating on a tree to get his daily food, which is mostly insects and leaves and ***. Slayer have passion like the African slaves had passion for freedom. Love is everywhere. Feel the riff.



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demigod!
June 7th 2011


44348 Comments


feel the metal

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 7th 2011


20644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SLAYER

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BigHans
June 7th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best review ever

jayfatha
June 7th 2011


2882 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pos'd so hard

Polymath
June 7th 2011


3836 Comments


Fuck yeah you took the right album in the end.

I lol'd so many times reading this but it was actually really really good.

Feel the riffs

Asiatic667
June 7th 2011


4648 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best review ever. This > any of Chans joke reviews

WashboardSuds
June 7th 2011


5006 Comments


best review ever

pos'dddddddddddddddddddd

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 8th 2011


20644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah this is an awesome review.

someguest
June 8th 2011


20525 Comments


Dave Lombardo? He is an African jungle man, beating on a tree to get his daily food, which is mostly insects and leaves and ***.


hahahaha

Bassist540
June 9th 2011


373 Comments


Actually RyanWillis's Dragonforce Rant was the best one

DieDead
June 9th 2011


222 Comments


My favorite Slayer album! its there most mature album.

KILL
June 9th 2011


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wtf didnt even see this fuckin great review man see you should review foreigner it was meant to be

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
June 9th 2011


20644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ON AND ON SOUTH OF HEAVEN!

Scoliosis
June 9th 2011


19 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Mandatory Suicide is such a badass song

Tyrael
June 9th 2011


20874 Comments


Fantastic review.

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Tyrael
June 9th 2011


20874 Comments


Lol, what about the women on sputnik?

rockandmetaljunkie
June 10th 2011


3302 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Slayer's second most weak release from their classic stuff.

AfterTheBreakdown
June 15th 2011


7128 Comments


hilarious review Pos'd

Irving
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2011


7264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The riffs. Riff. Feel the word. Smell it. Light candles, get out lotion. Put on South of Heaven. I own it on cassette and compact disc. Either format jams the fists. Dim the lights. Light another candle. Burn incense. Take some nutmeg, some cough syrup, anything you got in the house. Put on this album. Go insane with the grooves and spooky riffs. Play this album at Halloween. If you have a Halloween party and people show up, put on this album - people's anuses will spit blood and fire. The metal lives hard and true, and Slayer know this.

LOLZ.

FEEL THE RIFF.

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2011


6108 Comments


lol'd pos'd



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