Released on Oct. 7, 1986 the best EVER Thrash Album (IMO) turns 30 today.
Yeah, I remember buying a copy of Reign In Blood on cassette on my way home from school a week or so after it came out and the full album was on both sides, I wondered if they had made a mistake or something lmfao 30 years, though...I still remember seeing the cover art and thinking how I was crossing-over to the darkside but after hearing my friend's copy of the album, couldn't have cared less at that point.This record is a Masterpiece from beginning to end.
I remember when it came out being sad because it was around "only" 30 min long, later I realized the time length was just perfect. The whole package is a Landmark!
I think fast-paced albums like a lot of thrash and punk albums do better being short. There are a few fast albums that do well being long, but I think the closer you are to punk (and Slayer is one of those metal bands that has a bazillion punk fans because of it's similarity to punk), the better it is for your albums to be shorter.IMO short thrash records are generally better. I always appreciate it when I finish a record and it leaves me just wanting to start it over again. Get in, kick ass, get out.
Yes! I actually got into Slayer because my guitar teacher, who was a big metalhead and knew I was way into Metallica and Maiden, came in one day and just said "Alright, today we're gonna learn some Slayer tunes." It was a blast and I remember the breakdowns being some of my favorite parts to play.I love a lot of the slower "breakdown" parts in the various songs on the album, the middle of Raining Blood probably being my favorite.
:hesright:Hulk knows what's up.