Reign in blood

This is the review by Slayer's most famous album, Reign in Blood.


The album was released in October 7th, 1986. It was the first album released under a major record label, Def Jam Records (a rap/hip hop label). It was also the first album that the label's boss experienced with heavy metal, thus making the band have a makeover of their sound. It was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.

This album is notable for the songs "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood". It is also notable for its short duration of 28 minutes and 58 seconds.


The album is good on its sound, but what consists of it isn't really good. The music is somewhat decent, but it mostly consists of shredding and fast paced music (which the band is noted for, but there's too much of it). Another thing that makes the album decent is the duration. A lot of the songs should have been musically composed like future and past albums like Hell Awaits, South of Heaven, and Season's in the Abyss; but it wasn't. You want more from this album, but you don't get more. You only get little. The only long songs that pass three minutes are "Angel of Death", "Raining Blood", and "Postmortem" — probably the best songs on the album.

The album gets a C+. It influenced thrash metal and it gave fans two songs that they love.

Reviewed by Fatal Disease