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"Raining Blood" is the final track from thrash metal band Slayer's 1986 album, Reign in Blood, and is quite possibly their most famous song as it is their signature song. The song has become a live staple played at almost every Slayer show since its release, and is featured on every Slayer live album and DVD. This song is also featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

"Raining Blood" is in the key of E-Flat minor, although definite tonality… read more

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  • Avatar for Iwuam
    Creating my structure Now I shall reign in blood!
  • Avatar for Fleshlessness
    Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above!
  • Avatar for Samson-91
    "Why does it say 4:15 ? My LP version runs about 4:58 !!" Good question. The original has a much longer duration.
  • Avatar for and_lucena
    Not the best Slayer song.
  • Avatar for corpsetastic
    I saw the four slay kings play this live once, kerry king's bald head was gleaming and I saw the skull it would become.
  • Avatar for leafmargin
    cures life
  • Avatar for Alchedoc
    I was there, Killer night
  • Avatar for Harry_01
    Just great and that's said by someone who isn't into metal that much.
  • Avatar for Chrilu
    Why does it say 4:15 ? My LP - version runs about 4:58 !!
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    One of the all time great Thrash/Metal songs. Just totally fucking awesome.

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Trapped in purgatory, a lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal, death will be their acquisition
The sky is turning red, return to power draws near
Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears abolish the rules made of stone

Slayer - Raining Blood Lyrics

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