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DOTW #77 Featuring Music From The Great Sabatini and Outside The Murder

Episode 77 (May 9th, 2017)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from The Great Sabatini and Outside The Murder, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show sharing our Top 10 album cover works of art!

 

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
BOB DAISLEY’s Lawsuit Against OZZY OSBOURNE Dismissed; Case Headed To Arbitration

EXODUS To Record Follow-Up To ‘Blood In Blood Out’ In The Fall

Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Films Sequel To Infamous Pool Interview, Says He’s Been Sober For More Than 20 Years

DEVILDRIVER’s ‘Outlaws Till The End’ Covers Album Will Be ‘Beyond Heavy As Balls,’ Says DEZ FAFARA

MASTERPLAN’s Album Of Re-Recorded HELLOWEEN Songs, ‘PumpKings’, To Arrive In June

BLIND GUARDIAN To Release ‘Live Beyond The Spheres’ Concert Album In July

METALLICA Releases ‘Hardwired’ Performance Video Shot Around The World

Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Replaces LEMMY In HEADCAT

BEHEMOTH Has ‘Ten Or Thirteen’ Song Ideas For ‘Redefining And Rejuvenating’ Next Album

GUNS N’ ROSES And THE WHO To Join Forces For Buenos Aires Concert

MIKE PORTNOY Says RICHIE KOTZEN ‘Wanted A Breather’ From THE WINERY DOGS To ‘Go Do His Solo Thing’

PHILIP ANSELMO’s SCOUR Recruits MISERY INDEX And PIG DESTROYER Drummer ADAM JARVIS

SEPULTURA Announces World Premiere Of Official Documentary ‘Sepultura Endurance’

CARNIVORE Guitarist To Perform ’30 Years Of Retaliation’ Set at BLACK N’ BLUE BOWL Pre-Party Show

‘King Of The Sunset Strip’ MARIO MAGLIERI Dead At 93

PHILIP ANSELMO And Horror Icon BILL MOSELEY: ‘Dirty Eye’ Video

OVERKILL Joined By SHADOWS FALL And FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer JASON BITTNER

GOATWHORE To Release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ Album In June

JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Looks Back On PMRC: ‘It Was An Unpleasant Time’

PLASMATICS: ‘Live! Rod Swenson’s Lost Tapes 1978-81’ Coming To DVD And VOD

SACRED REICH Announces ’30 Years Of Ignorance’ USA Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE Hopes To Begin Recording New Album In September; TODD LA TORRE’s Solo Debut To Arrive Next Year

NIKKI SIXX: ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Not Getting Back Together’

ALEX SKOLNICK Is ‘Sure’ TESTAMENT Will ‘Go Back To More Collaborative Ideas In The Future’

ICED EARTH: Watch Lyric Video For New Song ‘Raven Wing’

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GIMME 5!
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In this segment, our friends contribute via social media or other means to give me 5 songs that they would use to turn someone on to a band that they enjoy or feel is under-rated. So, get your pencils ready so you can enjoy:

Nate Matanich
Danzig:
Soul On Fire – Self Titled
Tired Of Being Alive – Lucifuge
Anything – How The Gods Kill
How The Gods Kill – How The Gods Kill
Dominion – Danzig 4
>>> Spotify Playlist

If you have a band and 5 must-hear songs that you’d like to share, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter with the hash tag ‘Gimme5’ and don’t forget to tag us!
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What’s Nate been listening to?
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Artist: Judas Priest
Album: Stained Class
Song: Beyond The Realms Of Death
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Podcast Roundup:
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Metalsucks Podcast http://www.metalsucks.net/category/podcast/
Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams #186, and Aaron Turner of Isis on ep. #187.

No Guitar is Safe https://soundcloud.com/guitar-player-magazine
Metal Shredder Rusty Cooley #48

Ritual Madness Podcast http://www.ritualmadnesspodcast.com/
Echoes of the Fallen on ep. #156

Rock Talk with Mitch La Fon http://www.podcastone.com/rock-talk-with-mitch-lafon
Ian Paice and Frank Marino on the May 1st episode; Warrant, “Ozzy’s Secret Singer” and Honeymoon Suite on the latest offering.

Talking Bullocks: The All About The Rock Podcast W/Howard Smith http://allabouttherock.co.uk/podcast/
NEW ADDITION!! Thanks again to Richard from Death is the Navigator for the tip!

Downloaded the Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth/Dan Spitz interviews on episode #40.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/acid.reign.thrash
http://www.acidreign.co.uk/

Talking Metal http://talkingmetal.com/digital/
Ep. 666 of the TM didn’t go as planned, so Mark plays some tunes and vents.
Ep. 667 is part 1 of interviews recorded at the M3 Festival. Some of the bands included are Warrant and Dangerous Toys.

The Eddie Trunk Podcast http://podcastone.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast
Producer Bob Ezrin
Rikki Rocket and Ice T appear on the most recent episode.

WTF with Marc Maron http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast
Ep. 807 Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo!

If you have a podcast or have a favorite one that you’d like to turn me on to, please email me a link at gene@dotwpod.com or hit me up on Facebook

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NEWS
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1. RIKKI ROCKETT Thinks POISON Should Get A ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Nomination ‘For The Sake Of Our Genre’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rikki-rockett-thinks-poison-should-get-a-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nomination-for-the-sake-of-our-genre/#MAtijZsLBfB9bThL.99

2. JOEY BELLADONNA On Not Singing On ANTHRAX’s ‘Sound Of White Noise’: ‘That Will Always Haunt Me’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joey-belladonna-on-not-singing-on-anthrax-sound-of-white-noise-that-will-always-haunt-me/#G2IuKkX1xWMT7Suv.99

3. MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Is Willing To Remove ‘Offensive’ Songs From Setlist For Malaysia Concert
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-dave-mustaine-is-willing-to-remove-offensive-songs-from-setlist-for-malaysia-concert/#5BbWlFIwgfisGHzi.99
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/islamist-party-objects-to-megadeths-concert-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

4.METALLICA To Release Webster Hall Concert On Triple Vinyl
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallica-to-release-webster-hall-concert-on-triple-vinyl/#5sZFK4yEMfvLx4MX.99
https://metallica.com/store/music/12770/live-at-webster-hall-new-york-ny-september-27th-2016-3lp

5.Megadeth Will Re-Record Their 1st Album With Kiko & Dirk, Mustaine Hints
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/megadeth_will_re-record_their_1st_album_with_kiko__dirk_mustaine_hints.html

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INDEPENDENT INTERMISSION
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SONG 1
Artist: The Great Sabatini
Location: Montreal, Quebec CA
from the Album: Split W/Godstopper
the Song is: The Ear Collector
Link: http://thegreatsabatini.com/
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1. Eternal Voyager is close to wrapping up their new album! They’ve been struggling with schedules and studio switches, but they promise us that it’s close to done, and they feel it’s a stronger record, as they posted on their Facebook page:

2. DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE
You can find their newest release – Basic – on Bandcamp. https://divideanddissolve.bandcamp.com/

3. Edmonton, AB’s loudest indoor metal festival and conference SHREDMONTON presented by Prairie Fire Events Ltd is offering metal fans a free digital sampler of headbanging tunes from bands on this year’s line up.

To get your FREE download, please visit the following link: https://shredmonton.bandcamp.com/album/shredmonton-2017-shredder-sampler

For more info, please visit: http://www.Shredmonton.com

4. Tom Croxton, Drummer for Impaler, steps down.
https://www.facebook.com/tom.croxton?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/impalershockrock/

5.Nu-Metal DIRTY MACHINE Sign To Zombie Shark Records; New Album Out ‘Discord’ Out May 26th

‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net
The video for “Discord” can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ca_Y9SDIsWc
For More Info:
http://dirtymachineband.com
http://www.zombiesharkrecords.com

6.Green Death are opening for Stone Sour in Iowa, but the show is sold out.
http://www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com/event/stone-sour/

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INDEPENDENT INTERMISSION
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SONG 2
Artist: Outside Of The Murder
Location: Minneapolis, MN
from the Album: Indoctrination
the Song is: Under A Black Star
Link: https://www.reverbnation.com/indoctrination
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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC or SEGMENT:
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Top 10 Favorite Album Art According To Nate and Gene

NATE:

GENE

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SONG #4
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FINAL SONG
Artist: 10CC
Album: The Original Soundtrack
Song: I’m Not In Love
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64 Featuring Music from ENOID and VAN HALST

64

Episode 64 (October 24, 2016)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Enoid and Van Halst, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show comparing our list to TeamRock’s rankings of Slayer’s albums from worst to best.


2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN Has Changed His Tune About SPOTIFY: ‘It’s The Best Thing Ever’

COREY TAYLOR Was ‘Pissed’ That He Couldn’t Join ANTHRAX In 2007

MICHAEL ANTHONY Says He Spoke To ALEX VAN HALEN For First Time In More Than A Decade

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Announces ‘Forbidden Territories Of The World’ European Tour

COREY TAYLOR Opens Up About Battling Alcoholism On ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ With SCOTT IAN

DEEP PURPLE’s New Album To Be Released In The Spring, Says ROGER GLOVER

WITCHERY: Official Lyric Video For New Song ‘Nosferatu’

Authorized Biography Of BAD BRAINS Frontman Due In January

PAUL BOSTAPH: ‘I’d Be A Liar If I Said I Didn’t’ Feel Pressure Rejoining SLAYER

SCOTT IAN Says ANTHRAX ‘Should Have Given’ JOEY BELLADONNA ‘A Shot’ Before Firing Him

Listen To Never-Before-Heard LAMB OF GOD Song ‘The Duke’

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Avoids Jail In Battery Case

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Says RONNIE JAMES DIO ‘Would Approve’ Of LAST IN LINE

MESHUGGAH Can’t Write Music While On Tour

DEEP PURPLE: Limited-Edition Deluxe Photo Book ‘For One Night Only’ Due In December

OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Single ‘Our Finest Hour’

Immolation Unveil 25th Anniversary Re-recording of “Immolation” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

Superjoint’s Phil Anselmo’s First Longform Interview Since Dimebash

TRACK PREMIERE: THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS WITH SUPERJOINT’S “RUIN YOU”

GEOFF TATE Regrets His QUEENSRŸCHE Stint ‘Ended So Badly’

SEX PISTOLS Guitarist STEVE JONES To Release ‘Lonely Boy: Tales Of A Sex Pistol’ Autobiography

Box Set From Grunge Pioneers MOTHER LOVE BONE Due In November

EYEHATEGOD Feat. LAMB OF GOD’s RANDY BLYTHE: Video Footage Of Entire Baltimore Set

Pro-Shot Footage Of PHILIP ANSELMO Fronting EYEHATEGOD In New Orleans

DEVILDRIVER’s ‘Special’ New Project Is ‘Not Exactly A Country Album’

KERRY KING Is ‘Completely Open’ To Having GARY HOLT Contribute Song Ideas To Next SLAYER Album


Podcast Roundup:
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Adam Carolla Show:
Steve Lukather from Toto and a plethora of other bands was on Adam’s show. Great guitar player, great interview. Mentions that the song ‘Africa’ was not a song that they wanted to release but did – turned out to be a huge hit for the band.

One on One with Mitch La Fon: 
Graham Bonnet from Rainbow fame, Rickey Medlocke from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keith Howland from Chicago, and Jim Crean from the Appice Brothers band.

Metalsucks Podcast: 
Monte Pittman from Prong and Madonna’s band, Vicky Psarakis of the Agonist, and Jordan Mancino from Wovenwar.

Ritual Madness Podcast: 
Portraits of War, Hate Beast discussing their new release, and a band that we’ve featured on the podcast – Prypiat! Their losing their singer/bass player Chris so that really sucks.

Talk is Jericho Podcast:
Jimi Hendrix’s brother Leon Hendrix was on discussing Jimi’s life in and before music and the future, and Vivian Campbell and Phil Sousan with the band ‘Last in Line’ band discussing Jimmy Bain, Dio and the future of the band.

Talking Metal: 
Members from Alice Coopers band make an appearance, the band Kyng and a member of Zakk Sabbath, Jesse James Dupree, Punky Meadows, Trixter and John DeServio from Black Label Society.

The Eddie Trunk Podcast: 
Jeff Pilson from Dokken discussing their reunion tour amongst other things, Jesse James Dupree, Michael Sweet and a big interview with Lars Ulrich from a little band called Metallica.

WTF with Marc Maron: 
Mark had another interview with another music icon – David Crosby. A lot of music history with that dude. Sounds like he hasn’t been good on managing his money and had to sell his beloved sail boat recently.

If you have a podcast or have a favorite one that you’d like to turn me on to, please email me a link at gene@dotwpod.com!
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What’s Nate been listening to?
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Artist: Obituary
Album: Ten Thousand Ways To Die
Song: Loathe
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NEWS
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1. Film Adaptation Of ‘Lords Of Chaos’ Gets Financial Partners And More Cast

2. EXCLUSIVE: Tom Gabriel Fischer – Classic Celtic Frost Albums To Be Reissued

3. ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Co-Creator Sues VIVENDI For $125 Million

4. KING DIAMOND: Update On New Blu-Ray/DVD And Next Studio Album

5.Mayhem Will Perform De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its Entirety on 2017 North American Tour

01/20 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
01/21 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
01/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
01/23 Chicago, IL – Metro
01/24 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
01/25 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
01/27 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
01/28 Sat Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/30 Calgary, AB – Marquee
01/31 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/03 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
02/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/06 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
02/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/08 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
02/11 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/14 Wilmington, NC – Thorne Theater
02/15 Washington, DC – The Howard Theater
02/16 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
02/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
02/18 Boston, MA – Royale
02/19 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

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INDEPENDENT INTERMISSION #1
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Artist: Enoid
Location: Switzerland
from the Album: Exile on the Edge of Torment (Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments)
the Song is: Eateth my flesh, take my pain (Mangez ma chair, prenez ma douleur)
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1. KREPITUS
Set to unleash their debut album ‘The Eyes of The Soulless’ on November 25th, 2016, the band is offering a FREE download of their release’s title track at the following link: https://krepitus.bandcamp.com/track/eyes-of-the-soulless

2. Violet Cold to release ‘Magic Night’ via the newly revamped Tridroid Records

3. JUPITER HOLLOW

JUPITER HOLLOW’s singles from their forthcoming release can be heard at the following links with more videos to follow.
Music Video – Hades Heart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6dxPi_Iis
Song Stream – Deep In Space – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RsIjdloFLA
Lyric Video Medley – Ascending / Hades Heart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrfnhI6hI1s

4. HELLEBORUS have teamed up with Flesh Vessel for the limited edition black and translucent vinyl release of ‘The Carnal Sabbath’.

5. UFORIA are offering fans a FREE download of their track ‘Wake Me’ from their newly released EP ‘Fight or Flight’ produced and co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella.

To get you FREE download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3968iem2igtu6e5/Wake%20Me.mp3?dl=0

6. STAGEWAR released their new single “No Place To Go” on 7th October and here comes their new video, accompanying it:

 

7. STRIKER wins!

8. Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America!!

Submissions for Metal Battle USA will began October 21st and end on December 2nd at 11:59pm EST.

Band submissions can be made at the following link: https://metalbattleusa.com/apply/

Please watch the following video trailer to see all the metal fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_xjt8Qp3TE

9. ENDEMISE

To hear ‘Come Serene Dark’, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J880CdTxsh8

‘Anathema’ is available for pre-order at the following link: http://endemise.bandcamp.com/album/anathema

Music Video ‘Anathema’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ3NsOpSixQ

10. INIRE are offering fans a taste of what’s to come with a FREE download of their single ‘Endless’ exclusively via PureGrainAudio.com at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/inire-endless-free-song-download

Plus view their music video for ‘Endless’ at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX00aBRq7LI

11. The Chronic Legion

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INDEPENDENT INTERMISSION #2
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Artist: Van Halst
Location: Toronto, Ontario – Canada
from the Album: Make the World Believe
the Song is: The End
Link
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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC or SEGMENT:
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TeamRock’s SLAYER: Worst to Best
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12. Undisputed Attitude (1996)
Slayer chose this album to pay tribute to their punk roots, covering songs by Minor Threat, T.S.O.L. D.R.I. and the Stooges among others. There were also two songs from Pap Smear, guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s mid-80s side-project, and one new Slayer song, Gemini. The original concept had been to do a heavy metal covers album, but that just didn’t work, hence the switch. Their weakest effort.

11. Diabolus In Musica (1998)
Unlike Divine Intervention, where the music was principally written by guitarist Kerry King, this time around it was Hanneman who composed the bulk of the material, giving it a more experimental edge than perhaps anyone had expected. Hanneman claimed that he could find nothing against which to measure Slayer, so just went for his own approach. To some extent this acknowledged the nu metal scene, but typically they adapted this to their own image, not least the lyrics, which reflected their whole ‘Devil In Music’ ethos.

10. Christ Illusion (2006)
After a five-year gap, the longest stretch of time between releases in the band’s career, Slayer hit the mark with their finest album since Seasons In The Abyss. Was it a coincidence that Lombardo returned behind the kit? The sound was modern, yet dynamic. The songs were direct and fearless – they even wrote Jihad about the 9/11 attacks from a terrorist’s perspective, while the Grammy-winning Eyes Of The Insane dealt with a soldier’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Thrash was making waves again, and Slayer had come up with their own tidal wave.

9. God Hates Us All (2001)
Released on September 11 20001 – yes, 9/11 – the album had more realism in the lyrics, mirroring the uncertainty of the times. Musically, though, it was a little confused. Producer Matt Hyde was brought in and was keen to update the Slayer sound, something the band didn’t appreciate. So, the end product didn’t quite realise the potential the songs suggested. However, there’s enough here – especially on the Grammy-nominated Disciple and Bloodline – to ensure the band could still stride into the new millennium as metal gods.

8. Repentless (2015)
From the rampaging shock ‘n’ awe of its title track to the seething belligerence of Pride In Prejudice, Repentless made it plain that the tragic death of Jeff Hanneman was not going to dent Slayer’s sonic armour. The late guitarist’s Piano Wire aside, this was Kerry King’s album: a scowling reaffirmation of musical values, given extra impetus by the need to honour a fallen comrade. Songs like Chasing Death and Implode are as heavy and hostile as anything in the Slayer catalogue, but it was the gruesome, slow-motion squall of When The Stillness Comes that packed the biggest emotional punch. Still Slayer. Still killer.

7. Divine Intervention (1994)
Paul Bostaph came in to replace Lombardo. A fine drummer, but not quite in the same class, or with the same impact, as his predecessor. Further problems emerged because the band used several studios and two producers – Toby Wright and Rick Rubin – which gave the album a disjointed feel. Also, the guitars seemed to be mixed too low and not, as is Slayer’s way, pushed right up in your face.

6. Show No Mercy (1983)
Recorded with virtually no budget, Show No Mercy was so vicious and downright evil that it knocked most people’s perceptions of metal on its head. This was extreme, even by the standard Metallica had set at the time. Some misunderstood the band’s high speed, unrelenting approach as proving they had little of musical value to offer. Wrong! To be as convincing as this, the fearless foursome had to be more than competent. A true invocation of dark forces that can still unnerve the unwary.

5. Hell Awaits (1985)
Anyone who believes Slayer just make the same album over and over really should listen to Show No Mercy, and then this one. The progression was clear. The band were tighter, sharper and, yes, faster than before. And still as driven and angry. With a comparatively more sophisticated production, the band were carving their own niche, as witnessed on the title track, At Dawn They Sleep and Hardening Of The Arteries. This record also made its mark as one of the inspirations for the grind genre.

4. World Painted Blood (2009)
In contrast to the mixed response received by 2006’s Christ Illusion, Slayer’s 11th studio album was widely acclaimed, not least because it noisily revisited the raw, vicious vibe of the band’s early works. The likes of Kerry King’s Hate Worldwide and Jeff Hanneman’s Psychopathy Red got the balance between cutting edge oomph and underground filth just right, with then drummer Dave Lombardo powering everything along at a breathless pace. New lyrical horrors unfurled during the self-explanatorily grim Snuff, while the slithering, sinister Beauty Through Order mirrored the unsettling miasma of its bloody, controversial video. Hanneman’s last full hurrah was a gnarly triumph.

3. South Of Heaven (1988)
How do you follow Reign In Blood? It’s an almost impossible quandary, but the band elected to get even heavier by slowing down – mind you, when anyone suggests Slayer ‘slowed down’, it has to be born in mind that they were still playing riffs at hyper speed, just not going consistently into warp overdrive. They even included Judas Priest’s Dissident Aggressor as a nod to their own metal heroes. But the title track and Mandatory Suicide were the real gems.

2. Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
The last studio album for drummer Dave Lombardo, until 2006, and while it offered no discernible change in direction from what had gone before, the band’s strength of vision was clear on Dead SkinMask and War Ensemble. Many believed that Seasons In The Abysswas the sound of Slayer stuck in a rut. However, this was actually a band in a groove, knowing precisely what they should be doing, and how to deliver it. At a time when some were saying thrash was dead, Slayer were still brimming with ideas.

1. Reign In Blood (1986)
Citing this as ‘the greatest thrash album of all time’ might sound like a convenient soundbite… until you hear it. With Rick Rubin producing, everything was taken to a height nobody would ever scale again. The playing was world class, the songs were stunning, the production balanced technology with the brute force of their live performance and, best of all, it came in at under 30 minutes, which meant that it never outstayed its welcome. From the moment opening track Angel Of Death kicks in to the last chords of closer Raining Blood, this is peerless.
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Slayer
Album: Reign In Blood
Song: Postmortem/Raining Blood
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