Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Def Jam/Geffen
Type: Full-length album
Release date: 7 October 1986
Hello, everyone. Today we’ll talk about the best and the most influential (in my opinion) thrash metal album in the human history. Slayer always was my favorite thrash metal band, first I bought their album when I was 14-years old. It was the next album after “Reign In Blood”, and I was really impressed (the hardest band that I listened to before was Judas Priest).
Slayer on their start was heavy metal band, with a bit harder sound than most bands of early 80th. But over the time they developed their own sound. If you know this band, you know what I mean when I talking about Slayer’s sound. Talking about their sound I can mentioned that it is one of the heaviest, angriest, sinister thrash metal sounds from the 80th. And on this particular album, their sound was fully established.
It is a true masterpiece, it’s 100% charge of anger and speed. The guitar solos sound like they were played by huge electric drill, and the sound, in general, reminds about some kind of war from the other world.
IT could be because I’m not a fan of thrash metal, but in my opinion, newer was any other thrash metal band, that could be equally cool as Slayer. Go and listen to this album, it’s superb.