1. There Are Better Thrash Albums Out There!
Of course there are also other title contenders that fully deserve the title of greatest Thrash Album
Megadeth released a technical Thrash metal masterclass in Rust In Peace. Power, speed, agression and phenominal musicianship make this a strong contender although to be fair – as with Reign In Blood – not every song is top notch and both “Lucretia” and “Poison Was The Cure” slightly let the album down.
Another possible contender is Megadeth’s Peace Sells.. But Who’s Buying. How a bunch of coke and heroin ravaged lunatics were able to come up with the songs and levels of performance found on this album God only knows!
There’s also Dark Angel’s Darkness Descends, Exodus’ Bonded By Blood, Anthrax’s Among The Living and Vio-lence’s Eternal Nightmare to consider.
And not forgetting Master Of Puppets. This is a piece of work Metallica will never surpass. Some may say Ride The Lightning is the better album and while it’s a ‘classic’ it’s undeniably let down by the drudgery of “Escape” and “Trapped Under Ice”. Master Of Puppets on the other hand has no weak links. Everything about this album is top notch and it remains an intelligent and thought provoking piece of work to this day and trumps Reign In Blood to the title of greatest Thrash album of all time.
So, there you have it; 6 reasons why Slayer’s Reign In Blood is not the greatest Thrash album of all time.
While this feature may come across a tad harsh at times, make no mistake, Worship Metal are huge fans of Reign In Blood and we’re simply pointing out that it does have its flaws. So give the album another blast but be honest, it does have its faults and that’s fine. It’s still a ‘classic’, just not the untouchable epitome of Thrash perfection it’s often made out to be.
Disagree? Feel free to leave your opinions in the comment section below (but be nice now)….let’s talk Slayer!