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SlayerReign In Blood

Genre:Rock
Style:Thrash
Year:

Tracklist

Angel Of Death4:50
Piece By Piece2:02
Necrophobic1:38
Altar Of Sacrifice2:49
Jesus Saves2:49
Criminally Insane2:13
Reborn2:20
Epidemic2:12
Postmortem2:44
Raining Blood4:23

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Notes

Originally released in 7 October 1986.

CBS, who distributed Def Jam albums, had refused to handle Reign In Blood despite the fact that it was already paid for. Their issues were down to two things: the cover and the song "Angel Of Death" (they demanded that Slayer remove the song).
Columbia refused to release it because of "Angel of Death" and Geffen released it but without their logo present.

It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time, and was certified gold (500,000+ sales) by the RIAA on November 20, 1992 (six years after its release).
It reached #94 on the Billboard 200 and produced four singles: "Raining Blood", "Angel Of Death", "Necrophobic" and "Criminally Insane".

“There was constant competition between all of those bands,” says Brian Slagel, countering Kerry’s assertion. “Who was the fastest band? They took that very seriously, and that’s one thing that led to the speed of Reign In Blood.”

“Kerry and Jeff said that they didn’t want to do a slow record - they wanted to do something fast. We were young. We were hungry. And we wanted to be faster than everybody else.”

Araya about "Angel Of Death": "That scream took two takes..."

The producer (Rick) told them that they didn’t need any reverb on the guitars or vocals. The result was a sound that was as dry as a bone and heavy as granite; it instantly set Slayer apart from the other kids on the thrash metal block. “It’s very close to being a live album, very well recorded in a studio. Slayer didn’t sound like anyone else, that’s why the album sounds different than other metal albums. They really were creating their own genre.”

1986
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US 666 clear
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P_Michaud's avatar
P_Michaud
Hello, if someone wants one, you can contact me! thank you.
dj_bully's avatar
dj_bully
If you like Thrash Metal then this is as good as it gets. Other bands can only aspire to this level of greatness! Fucking brilliant 🤩
Afrikalex's avatar
Afrikalex
what more can I say except that this disc smashes my neck every time it spins on my turntable.. the pressing is impressive with a clarity and a rare violence. a massacre !!
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Garrbearrrr
If anybody has just the cover and is willing to part with it PM me
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nwobhm
Just got this at a record fair in Antwerp for 15 euro's. Why ? Cause i simply buy everything remotely related of this album.
It's a really quiet pressing and does not sound good.
The "warning" sign on the cover is actually not a sticker. It's scanned on the cover.
StrongerThanEvil's avatar
I got this one framed, bought like that from a record store here in Sweden maybe like 15 years ago.. I can only see the front but I guess I can assume that it's the bootleg version without have to tear it apart?
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Rofimo
I have one of these in NM conditions for sale, if anyone's interested.
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more-vinyl
Which CD version is Barry Diament's mastering -- the one with the longer, or shorter, version of "Rain In Blood"?
more-vinyl's avatar
more-vinyl
Which CD version is the true Barry Diament master? They all seem to credit Howie Weinberg, although there is an asterisk next to his name with no indication of what it signifies. I read on BD's forum that the one with the longer version of "Raining Blood" (not this one) was his mastering. I'm so confused...
more-vinyl's avatar
more-vinyl
Which CD version is the true Barry Diament master? They all seem to credit Howie Weinberg, although there is an asterisk next to his name with no indication of what it signifies. I read on BD's forum that the one with the longer version of "Raining Blood" (this one) was his mastering. I'm so confused...