Holy f****** s***, this is f****** Slayer. Heavy, structured, heavy, mean, violent, honest, did I mention heavy?!?!?! This is what happens when you mix doom, thrash, and heavy metal elements together properly. Rick Rubin understood how to f****** mix metal perfectly on this one. God damn, SOUTH OF HEAVEN F****** RULES!

Don’t let the name Slayer fool you on this one, South of Heaven is technical as f***. A lot of people call this a slow album. Yes, when compared to the indecipherable mayhem of Reign in Blood it is slow, but this has a pretty high BPM honestly.

South of Heaven is generally regarded as the last Slayer album that was truly adequate, however, it is also a sound that was never made nor recreated by the band. I personally enjoy Seasons in the Abyss as well.

Tom’s bass is once and finally perfectly mixed into the sound. King and Hanneman’s guitar work proves to be extremely great again; here they seem like they are in sync once again. Lombardo is nonetheless the true ass kicker on this album.

South of Heaven is what Reign in Blood should have been, slowed down, thought out and riveting. Nothing on this album fails to go unnoticed and nothing is filler. I do not know what else to state except that this is one of the biggest anomalies in a band’s career, to change the sound so abruptly and do it right, it’s truly amazing.

Nothing on this album fails to go unnoticed and nothing is filler. I do not know what else to state except that this is one of the biggest anomalies in a band’s career, to change the sound so abruptly and do it right, it’s truly amazing.

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Chaos rampant,
An age of distrust.
Confrontations.
Impulsive habitat.

On and on, south of heaven