Sound — 10
this album goes beyond brutal, and way beyond awesome. This album created what we know as thrash today. And therefore what we know as metal. All "metal" bands ow their existance to the sound of this album. This album sounds like it came from the boules of hell. No joke it's not for the faint of heart. Pregnant women and young children, and old people should stay away from this album if at all possible. THe first time I heard the intro to rainning blood I almost cryed. I was 7 but the next time I heard that I couldnt help but headbang to the kick ass riff.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics of this album sum it up in a few words. They have contributerd to the lyrics of modern death metal. They reflet the whole band. Death, Satan, Blood, Rain, everything you would expect from a band with a name like Slayer. Tom Araya is a genius. His vocals blend so well with the brutaslity of the music and lyrics that it's almost like they were written by satan himself. I can't say enough about the vocals lyrics and overall sound ot this classic metal album. You heard me classic metal.
Overall Impression — 10
This album can't be compared to anything else from this genre. This is the diffinitive thrash album. Without it there wouldn't be any thrash, at all. The obviously most impressive song on this album is Rainning Blood. When you say Slayer you think Rainning Blood. The simplicity of the songs is their genius. The speed and power of the songs in this album make it one of my all time favorites. If it was stolen or lost. If it was stolen and I saw who took it I'd chase their ass down and take it back. If it was lost I'd be at the nearest music store as quickly as I could to buy a new one. I have my own underground metal band and my first song (other than stairway to heaven) was Rainning Blood. If it weren't for that album where would metal be? I'd rather not know