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Slayer slayed

The third of the Big 4 discographies ranked. I won't be doing Anthrax.
1Slayer
Show No Mercy


The most interesting and varied Slayer album. Each song has different tempos and contrasting parts backed up by memorable solos and an awesome mix. You can hear the Maiden influence late in the album. All up an incredible debut. They would never write a song like Metal Storm / Face the Slayer again.
5.0
2Slayer
Divine Intervention


A blistering return from the boys. They’ve still got the sicko lyrics but this sounds truly vicious, assisted by the muscular mix of the guitars and the precision drumming by Paul Bostaph. To me these are better songs that on their previous 3 albums and just sounds better, more powerful - influenced by the other big metal bands att in this regard.
4.0
3Slayer
Reign in Blood


They wanted to be the fastest and they achieved that. Big step up from hell awaits but when you boil down every song, which ones are truly classic - I’d say 3 - Angel of death, Altar of sacrifice and Raining blood. And at a pinch Postmortem. “It’s so extreme and non-musical,” said Rick Rubin. Beloved by metal fans everywhere except a few of us.
3.5
4Slayer
South of Heaven


On the same level as Reign in blood. For me the t/t and Mandatory suicide are classic of course and the riffs in Silent scream, Ghosts of war and Read between the lines are pretty sweet but Araya’s vocals are so weak and it’s all a bit samey. Compare song for song with AJFA and Justice wins every one hands down.
3.0
5Slayer
Seasons in the Abyss


If there was ever an album that was just more of the same it’s this. Nothing new on here that they hadn’t previously done. The t/t is such an obvious ripoff of Mandatory suicide its bizarre. I can obviously appreciate a metalhead lapping it up at the time but I didn’t when I started and don’t get the hype on this one.
2.5
6Slayer
God Hates Us All


The beginning of Slayer’s second career and the sound they will retain for the next 20 years. I find Disciple and other songs grating mainly because of Araya’s strained vocals but always dug New Faith and Cast down
2.5
7Slayer
Repentless


Repentless is the best Slayer song since New Faith. There’s some good parts in When the Stillness Comes and Piano Wire and the rest is not bad but bordering on self parody.
2.5
8Slayer
Christ Illusion


The singing is much better than God hates us all but its still boring. For fans only but can vouch for Catatonic and Black Serenade
2.0
9Slayer
Hell Awaits


Never ceases to amaze me how boring this is. Doesn’t hold a candle to the debut
2.0
10Slayer
Diabolus in Musica


Gotta give some leeway to Slayer for this one as it was at a confusing time for the big 4 and other 80’s pioneers. It’s not bad just devoid of memorability.
2.0
11Slayer
World Painted Blood


Yawn inducing more of the same
2.0
12Slayer
Undisputed Attitude


Not really a Slayer album with only 3 original songs
2.0
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