Slayer ‎– Reign In Blood

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Certified Gold (500,000+ sales) by the RIAA on November 20, 1992
First Release Date: October 1986

The third studio album from Slayer. It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time, and was certified gold six years after its release.
Columbia refused to released it because of the "Angel of Death" song and Geffen released it but without the logo present.

"Reign In Blood" reached #94 on the Billboard 200. The album produced four singles:
"Raining Blood"
"Angel Of Death"
"Necrophobic"
"Criminally Insane"

Versions (140)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GHS 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings GHS 24131 US 1986 Sell This Version
M5G 24131, DGM 1039 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings M5G 24131, DGM 1039 Indonesia 1986 Sell This Version
924 131-4 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 924 131-4 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
CXWB-6831 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records CXWB-6831 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
GEC 24131, GEFC 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records GEC 24131, GEFC 24131 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
LONC34 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) London Records, Geffen Records, Def Jam Recordings LONC34 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
M5G 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings M5G 24131 US 1986 Sell This Version
M5 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings M5 24131 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
W4 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings W4 24131 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
LONLP 34 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) London Records LONLP 34 UK 1986 Sell This Version
924 131-1 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Def Jam Recordings 924 131-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
924 131-1 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Geffen Records 924 131-1 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
LXWB-6831 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records LXWB-6831 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
GHS 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings GHS 24131 US 1986 Sell This Version
100001-X Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Geffen Records, Def Jam Recordings 100001-X Germany 1986 Sell This Version
XGHS 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, MP) Def Jam Recordings XGHS 24131 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
GEF 24 131 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records GEF 24 131 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
9 24131-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, MP) Def Jam Recordings 9 24131-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
426.183, 764.7265 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 426.183, 764.7265 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
MAX 4046 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 4046 Poland 1987 Sell This Version
P-13433 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Geffen Records P-13433 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
26.183, 604.7265 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 26.183, 604.7265 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
26.183, 604.7265 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Geffen Records, WEA Discos Ltda. 26.183, 604.7265 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
P-13433 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, Promo) Geffen Records P-13433 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
9 24131-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 9 24131-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 24131-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings 9 24131-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
LONPP 34 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) London Records LONPP 34 UK 1988 Sell This Version
24131-4 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records 24131-4 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
ZM:024 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DECK ZM:024 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
BM-218 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Baron Music BM-218 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
RC1618 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC Company RC1618 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0066 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0066 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
115 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 115 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
924 131-1 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Def Jam Recordings 924 131-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
MVCG-14 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records MVCG-14 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GED 24131, GEFD 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RP) Def Jam Recordings, Geffen Records GED 24131, GEFD 24131 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
QUI 408001 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album) Quint QUI 408001 Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
115 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 115 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
QUI 408001 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album) Quint QUI 408001 Hungary 1991 Sell This Version
W2 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, Club) Def Jam Recordings W2 24131 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CD 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) Def Jam Recordings CD 24131 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0066 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0066 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0066 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0066 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 0066 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0066 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
74321 24848 2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album) American Recordings 74321 24848 2 Taiwan 1994 Sell This Version
74321-24848-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album) American Recordings 74321-24848-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
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74321 24848 2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) American Recordings 74321 24848 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
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CK 69406 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) American Recordings CK 69406 US 1994 Sell This Version
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CK 69406 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) American Recordings CK 69406 US 1994 Sell This Version
M5G 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, Club, RE) American Recordings M5G 24131 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
M5G 24131 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, RE) American Recordings M5G 24131 US 1994 Sell This Version
BVCP-810 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) American Recordings BVCP-810 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 8781 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Records SRCS 8781 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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491798-4 Slayer Reign In Blood(Cass, Album, RE, RM) American Recordings 491798-4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
none Slayer Reign In Blood + Bonus Tracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) Metal Blade Records (2) none Russia 2000 Sell This Version
924131-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, Promo) American Recordings, Rainbow (9) 924131-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
314 586 796-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, Exp) American Recordings 314 586 796-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
UICY 2012 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) American Recordings, Universal UICY 2012 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
314 586 796-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) American Recordings 314 586 796-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
51011 6037-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RM) American Recordings 51011 6037-2 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
MOFR 00094 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock MOFR 00094 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
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MR-512-2 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE) Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records MR-512-2 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
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5051011603723 Slayer Reign In Blood(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music Brasil 5051011603723 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
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924 131-1 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Blu) Geffen Records (2), Def Jam Recordings (2) 924 131-1 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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LONPP 34 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) London Records (3) LONPP 34 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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924 131-1 Slayer Reign In Blood(LP, Album, RP, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) 924 131-1 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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924 131-1 Slayer Reign in Blood(LP, Unofficial, Cle) Gema 924 131-1 France 2017 Sell This Version
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none Slayer Reign In Blood (Expanded Edition)(12xFile, AAC, RM) American Recordings none US Unknown
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MrMel

MrMel

November 10, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0018853-01

the cd pales in comparison to the quality of this ! the center labels on the vinyl could have been cooler but meh whateves.
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

July 1, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, LONPP 34
How can you tell the difference between this original pic disc version from 1988 and the re-issue 2006 bootleg version? I do not own either version but i know the artwork on the b-side is upside down. Is it the same on the bootleg version?
hmthrasher

hmthrasher

May 9, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, P-13433
I have a beautiful crisp copy looks like straight out of shrink wrap complete with OBI all mint condition!
jbkombat

jbkombat

April 22, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, GHS 24131
Anyone notice that the lyric sheet for Angel of Death has a spelling mistake? “The Why I want you to die”
martindavey87

martindavey87

March 13, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp, 491798 2, 01-491798-10

Me and the classics just can't seem to get along, can we? I know metal fans are going to know nothing but absolute and utter contempt for me (especially since I rated James Blunts first album three stars!), but I just can't get into 'Reign in Blood', which just happens to be one of the most beloved and revered metal albums of all time. Is it hyperbole? Has it not aged well? Am I just a bit of a prick? Probably all three.

Opening and closing with two of thrash metals finest compositions, the legendary 'Angel of Death' and 'Raining Blood' are two of Slayer's most famous and most popular songs. With breakneck speed riffs and some of Tom Araya's most passionate vocals, these are two of the bands most defining tracks.

They're also the only two highlights of this album.

The rest is the usual Slayer recipe... open string chugging, big screams, screechy guitar solos... I've never been too keen on the bands early material, and this certainly hasn't converted me. Sure, the music is ridiculously fast and relentlessly brutal, but that's not enough for me to find it compelling or engaging.

Still, 'Reign in Blood' is regarded as a classic, and this review won't do anything but enrage a few people who have the poor luck of reading it. I've tried and I've tried, but with the exception of the two songs mentioned above, this album is more average than most people are probably willing to admit.
gig

gig

February 24, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gre, 0600753501054
the clear US-version (same year) sounds much better,please check it out.
Pentastone

Pentastone

February 19, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, GHS 24131
My copy is:

Matrix / Runout (Side A): GHS-2̶ 24131-A-SR-2 MASTERDISK
Matrix / Runout (Side B): GHS-2̶ 24131-B-SR-2 MASTERDISK

Anybody else have one of these?
Sgtd666

Sgtd666

January 13, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, 924 131-1
heads up! this album does not play through completely at end of raining blood and cuts the rain portion at end of raining blood about 30 secs to quickly. not a big deal but it isnt authentic in it's running time. Still sounds great however
alx_glen

alx_glen

January 5, 2018
referencing Reign In Blood, CD, Album, RE, 74321 24848 2
CD reissue with the original mastering (DR 12). Original booklet and back cover too, cheap way to get the original mastering, and on a more newly pressed CD, brilliant.
eric.seguin.5

eric.seguin.5

September 18, 2017
referencing Reign In Blood, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0018853-01

Mine sounds great, i don't get any of that hissing... But my speakers and set up are great at handling peaks and troughs.