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My issue with RIB is they play a billion miles an hour but the riffs are lacklustre or just not there on most songs. Angel Of Death is great, probably their best song honestly, and Raining Blood kicks ass too. Postmortem is about the only other song I like on that album though. South Of Heaven is better but still a bit dull in places.

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2 hours ago, natassja7 said:

I think 'Reign in Blood' is fucking great and 'South of Heaven'.

Reign in Blood could be great if it wasn't loaded with incoherent half-songs that both start and end in the middle and go nowhere. There are lots of good riffs, but the compositions are often jarring and incomplete sounding, and sometimes downright pointless.

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10 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Yeah and we jump from a cool riff straight into the super slow start of Jesus Saves. Doesn't work for me. I still maintain that Dark Angel did the furious speed better then Slayer ever could because they finished writing songs BEFORE recording them...

Fair do's, mate.

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Isn't it great how we metal fans can have these kinds of discussions about our favourite albums? Perhaps it's an unfair generalisation but I don't see pop fans having in depth conversations about why they like an album with someone who thinks that same album has some flaws.

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18 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Isn't it great how we metal fans can have these kinds of discussions about our favourite albums? Perhaps it's an unfair generalisation but I don't see pop fans having in depth conversations about why they like an album with someone who thinks that same album has some flaws.

That's cos these albums have substance, talent and deserve to be discussed between decent folks who love the genre...I don't think it is unfair..there ain't much to be said about most of the generic, manufactured, pop shite that is churned out obliviously these days.

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6 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Reign in Blood could be great if it wasn't loaded with incoherent half-songs that both start and end in the middle and go nowhere. There are lots of good riffs, but the compositions are often jarring and incomplete sounding, and sometimes downright pointless.

This is essentially why I consider Hell Awaits to be the best Slayer album. 

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On 05/09/2017 at 0:51 PM, RelentlessOblivion said:

My issue with RIB is they play a billion miles an hour but the riffs are lacklustre or just not there on most songs. Angel Of Death is great, probably their best song honestly, and Raining Blood kicks ass too. Postmortem is about the only other song I like on that album though. South Of Heaven is better but still a bit dull in places.

I'm the same. I bought 'Reign in Blood' years ago because I really wanted to get to know it properly. But I just don't get how much of the metal 'press' think it's one of the greatest metal albums of all time. Like everyone I enjoy the first and last songs, but everything in between sort of bores me. 

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

I'm the same. I bought 'Reign in Blood' years ago because I really wanted to get to know it properly. But I just don't get how much of the metal 'press' think it's one of the greatest metal albums of all time. Like everyone I enjoy the first and last songs, but everything in between sort of bores me. 

Not everyone. 

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13 hours ago, Requiem said:

I'm the same. I bought 'Reign in Blood' years ago because I really wanted to get to know it properly. But I just don't get how much of the metal 'press' think it's one of the greatest metal albums of all time. Like everyone I enjoy the first and last songs, but everything in between sort of bores me. 

Even if I'm missing something with it, and I don't think I am, I still don't think it's deserving of the seemingly universal praise it gets. Even when I first heard it and liked it better than I do now, it could never compare to the likes of Coroner, Voivod, Dark Angel, Nuclear Assault, Watchtower, etc... for me.

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5 hours ago, Will said:

Absent from thread due to uni. I also like Alter of Sacrifice, specifically due to the bit that ends with something along the lines of "praise, hail Satan".

I remember uni. Isn't that where young people sit around drinking coffee and occasionally go to a lecture a few times a week? It's amazing you can find the time to get on here at all! 

Will, are you going to Kreator, or do you have a Uni assignment? lol. Alright joking aside, I was vaguely thinking about going but it's sold out. I've saved $80 so that's good.

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1 hour ago, Requiem said:

I remember uni. Isn't that where young people sit around drinking coffee and occasionally go to a lecture a few times a week? It's amazing you can find the time to get on here at all! 

Will, are you going to Kreator, or do you have a Uni assignment? lol. Alright joking aside, I was vaguely thinking about going but it's sold out. I've saved $80 so that's good.

Didn't you say they were playing with Vader? Seeing Kreator with Vader was one of my very first metal shows about 12 years ago. Fond memories...

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

I remember uni. Isn't that where young people sit around drinking coffee and occasionally go to a lecture a few times a week? It's amazing you can find the time to get on here at all! 

Will, are you going to Kreator, or do you have a Uni assignment? lol. Alright joking aside, I was vaguely thinking about going but it's sold out. I've saved $80 so that's good.

Yeah, same was making up my mind then poof! Sold out.

Also, I'm doing a science degree. You're thinking of arts.

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8 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Ok folks, political discussion has been moved, get your Hawaiian shirts and flip flops back on.

Thank coconuts for that. 

Actually, there are few things I could think of that would be more fun than actually being on an island with my five nominated bands, kicking back, enjoying the views. It'd be amazing. 

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