10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having already proven themselves as the land’s fastest band, Slayer branched out on their Rick Rubin-produced fourth album. In fact, they make their tonnage even more brutal by slowing down at times, going so far as to pulverize a Judas Priest song (“Dissident Aggressor”) and introduce acoustic guitars (“Spill the Blood”). Yet there’s no lack of road-race speed—check out “Silent Scream.” The mind-melting solos on “Behind the Crooked Cross” and the jaw-dropping Dave Lombardo drum churn of “Mandatory Suicide” massacre everything in their path.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having already proven themselves as the land’s fastest band, Slayer branched out on their Rick Rubin-produced fourth album. In fact, they make their tonnage even more brutal by slowing down at times, going so far as to pulverize a Judas Priest song (“Dissident Aggressor”) and introduce acoustic guitars (“Spill the Blood”). Yet there’s no lack of road-race speed—check out “Silent Scream.” The mind-melting solos on “Behind the Crooked Cross” and the jaw-dropping Dave Lombardo drum churn of “Mandatory Suicide” massacre everything in their path.

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