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Old 08-31-2006, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I guess I'll do one



1.Angel Of Death
2.Piece By Piece
3.Necrophobic
4.Altar Of Sacrifice
5.Jesus Saves
6.Criminally Insane
7.Reborn
8.Epidemic
9.Postmortem
10.Raining Blood


For real Thrash Metal-fans "Reign In Blood" is something like the Holy Grail. The ultimate Thrash -album. What SLAYER are celebrating on their third longplayer is just plainly incredible. The guitar-duo Hannemann/King has assembled some of the heaviest and coolest riffs of all time on this album. And then still add the masterly drumming of Dave Lombardo and the brutal vocals of Tom Araya.
The first song "Angel Of Death" is all over you, devastating everything in its way. The almost five-minute inferno is one of the best slayer songs ever.
"Piece By Piece" is another ultra-brutal neckbreaker. In not even two minutes the band is thrashing through this thunderstorm of riffs, just plainly brilliant. The same applies for the following, even shorter eruption of hate "Necrophobic". That Mr. Araya doesn't yell his lungs out is a miracle. The then following songsof "Altar Of Sacrifice", "Jesus Saves", and "Criminally Insane" are like a hit to the face.
With "Postmortem" the Kings of Thrash then get at it a bit slower and groovier, the only song that leaves you a little air to breathe, even though that alone is hard already with these riffs. Well, and if that had not already been enough, there still is the second megahit of the band: "Raining Blood". The horned one has to have written this song by himself. An incredibly dark inferno that can hardly be surpassed in brilliant furiosity and well-placed breaks. An truly crowning close to a masterpiece!

"Reign In Blood" really is one of the best Thrash-albums of all time, if not the best. What else should I write about this killer-albums? It is just immortal, the legacy for all maniacs. SLAYER rules!!!
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fuckin' A.

This album pulverises you with anything and everything. Deadliest half hour of my life.

*puts it on*
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only Slayer album that does anything for me.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Killer review. I agree with this.
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Old 08-31-2006, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I encourage people to write one for another classic metal album =)
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1. Fight Fire With Fire 04:44
2. Ride The Lightning 06:36
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls 05:06
4. Fade To Black 06:53
5. Trapped Under Ice 04:02
6. Escape 04:22
7. Creeping Death 06:36
8. The Call Of Ktulu 08:55

After their killer face melter thrash album, Kill 'em All, Metallica gain some renounce and had began to prosper as a band. Thus they made their second album of their long career, Ride the Lightning. This was an instant classic as they started to phase away from the normal thrash album and started to tie in some new influences and created a masterpiece of heavy metal and thrash in great ways.

The album started off with Fight Fire with Fire, it has a (about) 40 second intro of a classical sounding riffs with the acoustic guitar, then it just kicks it into gear for a fly forward thrash song that isn't to be reckoned with. It delivers a headbanger's dream of heavy distortion and destructive solos. Then it zooms onward with Ride the Lightning where it goes into more technical, but nevertheless slaps with a overkill of thrashing. Impregnated with some lightning imbued solos, its an amazing song. Then it flows onto For Whom the Bell Tolls, a classic songs on its own and definitely is worthy. It lowers the tempo greatly but still keeps that awesome intensity with well crafted rifting and technical bits. No solos but the powerful vocaling and genius way to use their instruments easily makes up for that. A deep song that stabs deep, it is the perfect way to set up the next song, Fade to Black. A sad low adrenalin song but is still just as strong, with a great emotional lyrics and melodies and the combination of acoustic and electric guitar amplifies the mood into and intensity that has made this song a hit with the fans.
It speeds up to Trapped Under Ice, Escape, and Creeping Death; three awesome thrash songs that build a backbone of the album that will please anyone, especially fans of Kill 'Em All. Fast rifting and bad ass rhythms make these song you never want to skip. The album is concluded with the song The Call Of Ktulu, an instrumental piece that is spectacular. It has you leaving the album with you flowing with pure emotion. No verse nor choruses, plain emotion and it keeps with your own mentality.

A wonderful album, crafted perfectly to be named a classic for any metalhead. A perfect combination of heavy thrashing, and classical influences make this an album you shouldn't even hesitate to pick up.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sweet Review
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I definately agree, Ride the lightning is one of the absolute best Metallica albums to me, only rivaled by master of puppets.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sweet as hell album.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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an album by the who in mid to late 60's or early 70's could be classified as metal you know haha...and those were good albums too.
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