Slayer
Reign in Blood


1.5
very poor

Review

by rock4Him USER (2 Reviews)
February 13th, 2014 | 199 replies | 4,778 views


Release Date: 1986 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pure vileness. Probably the most disturbing, valueless album ever recorded.

Filled with hatred and a fascination with satan, Slayer has recorded music that is at the absolute most offensive end of the musical spectrum. It's weird that although society has deteriorated since then, 1986 was undoubtedly the most depraved year for music, with countless albums expressing filth, drug abuse and sexuality. Maybe the descent of society had more to do with popular music than we give it credit for. I never would have believed it before, in fact I'd have dismissed the notion as laughable superstition but I think this album has awakened me to the fact that there are in fact darker forces at work and they're manifesting themselves in what we as a society consider popular music.

I wanted to go into this with an open mind. I consider myself a fan of some of the heavier bands on the spectrum (Norma Jean, As Cities Burn, etc.) and so i didn't try to look at this album at face value. I'd heard all the stories of how it was supposedly the most evil album of all time but I treated these statements as just hyperbole. Anyway, if I could find musical value in this, I felt like I could take something of value away from the listening experience. Not the case. The guitars flail around like a dying horse and it's one of the more disturbing sounds I've ever heard. The vocals sound like a man possessed and the singer really does seem like darker forces have taken over his life, glorifying nazism, satan, rape, murder and the use of drugs.

The one shining bright spot in this hellish miasma of an album is the incredible drum work. I've never heard anyone play with this level of speed and virtuosity. If only his talents could be used for something of value. As it is, it's just talent wasted on track after track of pure darkness and filth. I realize that this is regarded as one of the best metal albums of all time but I can't recommend it to anyone who holds any kind of moral values. If you want to listen to this kind of music I recommend the just as heavy but much more positive Norma Jean or The Chariot.


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Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2014


2674 Comments


This is a promising gimmick. I'll allow it, even though I know who it is.

ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


It's weird that although society has deteriorated since then, 1986 was undoubtedly the most depraved year for music, with countless albums expressing filth, drug abuse and sexuality.

Don't forget to go back to church and talk to Father Timmy about the good you've done here to all of us filthy casuals.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014


50310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/ for satan

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2014


50310 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"expressing filth, drug abuse and sexuality"

these are my three favorite things in life honestly

ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


track after track of pure darkness and filth

I'm gonna need to shower after listening to those filthy tracks, fuck.

bach
February 12th 2014


12531 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Necrophobic is m/

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KriegdemKriege
February 12th 2014


1036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I consider myself a fan of some of the heavier bands on the spectrum (Norma Jean, As Cities Burn, etc.)"

Lol

Pos

tempest--
February 12th 2014


13410 Comments


I consider myself a fan of some of the heavier bands on the spectrum (Norma Jean, As Cities Burn, etc.)

ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


No it isn't Bach, it's pure vileness.
He's trying to save us guys! He's saying we're all filthy!

tempest--
February 12th 2014


13410 Comments


"track after track of pure darkness and filth."

wait this is a bad thing?

Xed
February 12th 2014


31 Comments


"Slayer has recorded music that is at the absolute most offensive end of the musical spectrum"

Seriously, have you even heard Whitehouse?

KriegdemKriege
February 12th 2014


1036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Is the "Him" in your username Jesus? (:

Green Baron
February 12th 2014


20000 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's capitalized!

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ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


The vocals sound like a man possessed and the singer really does seem like darker forces have taken over his life

Let's talk about dark and heavy shit on a music critique website, yo.

KriegdemKriege
February 12th 2014


1036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"1986 was undoubtedly the most depraved year for music"

What are you basing this on? Give us some examples.

Green Baron
February 12th 2014


20000 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't let Satan serve your soul.

ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


countless albums expressing filth, drug abuse and sexuality.

My bad guys, I was solely responsible for every album this awesome in the year 1986

bach
February 12th 2014


12531 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

MONARCH TO THE KINGDOM OF THE DEEEAAD

ASnideReturns
February 12th 2014


4191 Comments


Maybe the descent of society had more to do with popular music than we give it credit for.

Popular has three syllables.

Illumi-naughty confirmed for Slayer

FearThyEvil
February 12th 2014


12544 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol at the people taking this seriously.



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