How much hate can a band pput into one album? Clearly Exhorder wanted to break the record for this with their seminal debut that packs so much rage into its running time that it really is a thing to marvel at
This is definitely one of the heaviest thrash metal albums of all time, as well as one of the fastest. On this album, they mix both slow and extremely fast tempos with great effect and skill, proving that Exhorder is very versitlie as a band. In the slower sections, they show traces of groove metal, but the fastest parts of the albums can compete with anything from Slayer or dark angel and its Much heavier. It is clear just from listening to this where pantera got their inspiration from in the 90s, only they wernt half as good as this band. Exhorder still played thrash fucking metal!! Pantera was rather watered down in comparrison. Excellent album.
FUCKING THRASH. For me this album embodies what thrash is supposed to be. While not as technically impressive as some of its contemporary albums, Slaughter In The Vatican captures the pissed off attitude that defines thrash as a genre.