SLAYER — Reign in Blood (review)

SLAYER — Reign in Blood album cover Album · 1986 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
1967/ 1976
SLAUGHTER... TERRIFYING... IMPOSSIBLE TO CONCEIVE FROM A NORMAL PEOPLE... IN TWO WORDS...: REIGN IN BLOOD!!!

With "Reign In Blood" the bood is in the World! Simple! My brain explodes with the atomic bomb that "Reign In Blood" fire! And just because this is the last stage of R'n'R!!!

It is difficult if you don't know the evolution of American Rock to understand "Reign In Blood", a pure devastation atomic bomb of a culture. Opposite to "Reign In Blood" I see Rolling Stones. Stones are the fathers of Metal, not only for me. Is this insignificant? Maybe! Sure that "Reign In Blood" is terrifying album, also, at the era, some Stones albums. "Reign In Blood" is the final stage of Rock, because "Reign In Blood" is an album of pure Rock! Ok, the speed of songs are the speed of Indianapolis 500 or Daytona 500 but in my opinion "Reign In Blood" is also an album of Blues, Jazz, Classic Music, Progressive Rock. No Question! "Reign In Blood" is The definitive album of Rock. Heavy Metalis his kingdom. Nothing to say. Thrash Death Metal ago to be precise. For me, "Reign in Blood" is a timeless album and without musical genre!

If I think in musical field, "Reign In Blood" is a simply album: a tons of noise in melodic version. But this is simplistic. Just because "reign In Blood" is a nuclear sound assault this sentence is not perfect. "Reign In Blood" is the reign of complexity and not only an album of accords and arpeggios played at 2000000 Miles per hours but a terrifying house of virtuosisms. Virtuosisms that are synonym of naturally! Not only because this is the only form for expression of ideas of King, Hanneman, Araya and Lombardo, four kings of music. But because this is the final step of American Rock.

In definitive: "reign In Blood" is a pure Thrash album, a pure Death Metal album and sure a simple Rock album. In a pure essence... A Masterpiece without musical genre!
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