Reign in Blood

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Reign in Blood
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 7, 1986[1]
Recorded1986, Los Angeles, California
GenreThrash metal
Length28:56
34:44 (Remaster)
LabelDef Jam
ProducerRick Rubin, Slayer
Slayer chronology
'Hell Awaits
(1985)
Reign in Blood 'South of Heaven
(1988)

Reign in Blood is the third album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on October 7, 1986, Reign in Blood was very well received by both critics and fans, and was responsible for bringing Slayer to the attention of a mainstream metal audience. Kerrang! magazine said the record was "the heaviest album of all time," and a breakthrough in thrash metal and speed metal. Alongside Metallica's Master of Puppets, Reign in Blood is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time.

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Angel of Death"  Jeff HannemanHanneman 4:51
2. "Piece by Piece"  Kerry KingKing 2:03
3. "Necrophobic"  Hanneman, KingHanneman, King 1:40
4. "Altar of Sacrifice"  KingHanneman 2:50
5. "Jesus Saves"  KingHanneman, King 2:54
6. "Criminally Insane"  Hanneman, KingHanneman, King 2:23
7. "Reborn"  KingHanneman 2:12
8. "Epidemic"  KingHanneman, King 2:23
9. "Postmortem"  HannemanHanneman 3:27
10. "Raining Blood"  Hanneman, KingHanneman 4:17
1998 re-issue bonus tracks
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
11. "Aggressive Perfector[]"  Hanneman, KingHanneman, King 2:30
12. "Criminally Insane" (Remix)"  Hanneman, KingHanneman, King 3:18
^ "Aggressive Perfector" was shorter and had clearer production than the previous version featured on the reissue of the EP Haunting the Chapel. The reissue also fixed a problem with some CD pressings which incorrectly set the beginning of "Raining Blood" into the blank pause in "Postmortem".[2]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Touring Blood, Decibel Magazine, April 2008, Page 57
  2. "Slayer (US) — Reign in Blood". Metal-archives.com. Retrieved 5 January 2007.