For those of you who are not familliar with Slayer, it is probobly because you are "way too punk" to listen to metal. Well I say fuck that. If it is good music, it is good music right guys?
Just because it is Slayer I want to give this album 5 stars but I can't. It just isn't as good as they would be on future albums like "Reign in Blood" and "Seasons in the Abyss". The fact that it is Slayer makes me already want to give it 5 stars, but I can't. All the songs on here are good, but they just lack something... I don't know what It is, but they lack something. It is still a rockin' album that you and all your metalhead buddies can headbang too, but it isn't as good as the almighty "Season in the Abyss". Part of the reason is maybe that it isn't as "extreme" as "Reign in Blood". The muddy production makes the record sound weaker for some reason.
Overall, this record is a fine slab-o-metal madness. For all you closeted "punk as fuck" metalheads who don't want to buy a Slayer record, this is the one to buy. It really shows their Venom, Discharge and Exploited influences. I think this record is very worth picking up.