Anyone with a passing interest in Metal is aware of the numerous titles and awards the Metal Press and Thrash fans bestow on Slayer’s Reign In Blood and it’s often cited as the ‘greatest Thrash album of all time’. But – and this is a colossal but – is it really the genre-defining be-all and end-all of Thrash that we are led to believe?
When was the last time you truly listened to Reign In Blood? Is it really the all conquering piece of work that everybody says it is? Are we mad for even suggesting such a thing in the first place?!
Let’s be fair, we’re not questioning Reign In Blood’s ‘Classic’ status or its impact and influence; any album that contains one of the greatest Metal songs of all time – namely “Angel Of Death” – alongside the likes of “Raining Blood” and “Altar Of Sacrifice” couldn’t be described as anything but classic after all.
However, with closer inspection it becomes apparent that Reign In Blood may not be The Greatest Thrash Album Of All Time and here’s 6 reasons why….