Review Summary: Slayer at their peak
Slayer, Having released their debut album, Show No Mercy, which sold 40,000 copies, the producer wanted to release a new EP to put out more songs to display Slayer's musicianship to a new degree. However, the band had another idea. They wanted to develop their own, trademark heavy thrash sound, and so they saw this as the perfect opportunity to do so. And so the legend was born.
1. Chemical Warfare-The one song by Slayer that i will never be able to get enough of, this is one of their longest songs, and also one of their best. Tom Araya will never be able to sound as pure evil as he did yelling along, "Chemical Warfarrreee", and the band were at their absolute peak. The riff work is pure gold on this song, absolutely no exaggeration. This song is the song where Slayer REALLY found their sound, playing at 100 miles an hour with some insane solo work. Surely this contains Slayer's best solos ever, a far cry from their usual strangling the cat solo style. 5/5
2. Captor Of Sin-A frequantly overlooked song in their catalogue, this song is pure gold, containing a very good thrash solo section at the start, that sets the mood for this song. Absolutely amazing, but unable to contend with the song that came before it. This is another song that demonstrated Slayer's ability on their instruments, and another one that broke the boundaries of what was considered thrash at the point it was recorded. 5/5
3. Haunting The Chapel-Continuing the thrash onslaught, this is another whirlwind riff fest, that is not to be underestimated. This is the second best song on the EP, and is another overlooked one. Make sure that you listen to this in any way you can, be it on the original, or on Youtube, as it really is amazing, and is yet another one that showed Slayer's newfound sound. 5/5
4. Aggressive Perfector-Most people will have heard it on Reign In Blood, Slayer's supposed magnum opus, this is a little longer, and has much muddier production. Truth be told, they are both equally as good, however, this is the original, and therefore deserves a listen. 4.5/5
So, there you have it. All songs are pure gold on this EP, and all deserve a listen. This is where Slayer found their sound.