Reign in Blood

American Recordings
Release date
12 Mar 2002
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Angel of Death 4:52 436,375
2 Piece By Piece 2:02 257,229
3 Necrophobic 1:40 239,686
4 Altar Of Sacrifice 2:50 238,663
5 Jesus Saves 2:54 249,541
6 Criminally Insane 2:23 233,695
7 Reborn 2:11 210,352
8 Epidemic 2:23 205,668
9 Postmortem 3:27 246,994
10 Raining Blood 4:15 511,518
11 Aggressive Perfector 2:29 120,534
12 Criminally Insane (Remix) 3:17 45,467

About this album

Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on October 7, 1986, the album was the band’s first collaboration with record producer Rick Rubin, whose input helped the band’s sound evolve. Reign in Blood was very well received by both critics and fans, and was responsible for bringing Slayer to the attention of a mainstream metal audience. Kerrang! magazine described the record as “the heaviest album of all time,” and a breakthrough in thrash metal and speed metal.

Reign in Blood’s release was delayed because of concerns regarding its graphic artwork and lyrical subject matter. The opening track, “Angel of Death”, which refers to Josef Mengele and describes acts allegedly committed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, provoked allegations of Nazism. However, the band stated numerous times they do not condone Nazism, and are merely interested in the subject. The album was Slayer’s first to enter the Billboard 200; the release peaked at number 94, and was awarded gold certification on November 20, 1992.

Although the album received no radio airplay, it was the band’s first release to enter the Billboard 200, where it debuted at number 127, and attained its peak position of 94 in its sixth week. The album also reached number 47 on the UK Album Chart, and on November 20, 1992 it was certified gold in the United States.

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  • Weaponfire

    "Master Of Puppets looks tiny beside this monster." the hell with that. Reign in Blood is better than most thrash albums period.

    15 Sep 4:19am Reply
  • nopuppet


    13 Sep 11:01pm Reply
  • ricardohrr


    2 Jul 1:23pm Reply
  • tntmk

    Thrash fucking metal with balls!!

    1 Jun 9:17pm Reply
  • muerto14


    28 May 4:07pm Reply
  • suntzutang

    what I stack any other extreme metal album against

    10 Apr 3:05am Reply
  • KFC__o_o

    Best thrash metal álbum.

    12 Mar 8:07pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead


    3 Mar 6:26pm Reply

    The most aggressive, concise, relentless, speedy thrash album. Listening to it loudly always feels like smoking a bowl of speed. It stands the test of time as one of the best albums of all time. This is a 3-Way tie with South of Heaven and Seasons in the Abyss as a Slayer favorite album for me.

    12 Feb 10:44pm Reply
  • GadusMorhua

    Still the pinnacle of thrash metal

    12 Feb 10:28am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    greatest thrash album ever along with Rip

    29 Jan 10:43pm Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    There's no David to defeat this Goliath.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • javifeeble


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  • doombringers

    After more than 25 years "RIB" still sits upon the throne!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • osmark

    possibly the best thrash record I've heard.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    "Master Of Puppets" looks tiny beside this monster. [6]

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    The best thrash album of all time.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ArisThomas

    cadaz gan !!

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jeffncosta

    Melhor Album

    1 May 2013 Reply
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