Top Ten Reasons Why Slayer's South of Heaven Is Better Than Reign In BloodAngryByrd I'm sorry Reign in Blood fans, but there just needed to be a list made about this!
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By that I mean that the songs didn't all sound exactly the same. This was a problem on Reign in Blood since every song was nothing but snare drums and guitar solos. - AngryByrd
Ok, so it is more varied, but I still think Reign in Blood is better.
I Prefer This Album It Has More Songs Texture Than Speed.And Seasons In The Abyss Than RIB.Favorites Tracks Ghosts Of War,Behind The Crooked Cross.
This album, in my opinion, is a much better representation of hell than Reign in Blood. - AngryByrd
What made Reign in Blood do so well was controversy. The album itself was good, but nothing that special. I feel like South of Heaven focused more on creating a better album than grabbing everybody's attention. - AngryByrd
Yeah Reign in Blood was controversial for it's graphic album cover and disturbing songs.
I like Tom's singing much better than his screaming! Yes, there is still screaming, but the clean vocals sound better for this album. - AngryByrd
Reign in Blood was really just trying to be heavy and nothing else. South of Heaven was softer, but it was more ambitios. - AngryByrd
While South Of Heaven's atmosphere SOUNDS like Hell; few, if any songs, are about Hell. South Of Heaven is about immorality of American society, Silent Scream is about abortion, Crooked Cross is about the experiences of a Nazi soldier, and Mandatory Suicide is about war's horrors.
You can only hear so much about satan, and Reign in Blood was littered with satanism. South of Heaven has better lyrics and deals with much more than just hell. In fact, the word satan is only said once on the whole album. - AngryByrd
What AngryByrd said: there is only ONE anti-religious track, Read Between The Lies, and that is the only time Satan is mentioned in South Of Heaven.
Reign in Bloods songs were just too short for me. It's really hard to get into a song that seems to be over before it begins. South of Heaven had longer songs, which made each song special, in a way. - AngryByrd
The slow tempos by themselves have a great doom sound, but they also give the band more room to do interesting things, including Tom Araya's use of melodic clean vocals in a few songs as well as Dave Lombardo's insane drumming in Behind the Crooked Cross.
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2. It has more atmosphere
3. It isn't carried by controversy
2. It is more varied
3. The album is slower and more sinister