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Reign in blood review

Discussion in 'Anathema' started by Bambi, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    from amazon.com
    two sentences into this i knew :

    a)this moron was some twenty something and didnt have a damn clue about why thrash was the greatest metal genre EVAH :worship:

    b) this FUCKING moron would mention opeth before he was finished

    the kids just dont GET it. lets poke metal with a stick, its dead.



    Slayer would be a great band if they just changed a few things about themselves. 1- Getting a lead singer that can actually sing, 2-structure their songs into some kind of organized format, 3-Put more variety into the music.
    I first bought this CD b/c like everyone says it's "the greatest thrash CD ever!" When I opened the case I was HIGHLY disappointed to see that out of the 10 songs on this record, a whopping 8 were under 3 minutes long, and the other 2 were a mere 4 1/2 minutes long. I popped it in just to see "well, even though it's short, it might still be good." I was wrong. Sure they play fast as hell, and the guitarist can solo his head off with his lightning fast solo's, unfortunately the whole album feels unsolid, like a melted icecube, everthing just seems to fall everywhere and mix itself up too much. This in turn makes each song sound alike. The vocals are fast, the guitars are fast, the drums are fast, everything is so fast but not really that heavy, like let's say Metallica's "Master of Puppets" album, where the tempo was slower but songs had structure, it felt like it was going somewhere, and the songs were fuller, more bass. Another problem was the soloing itself. Sure it was fast, but it seems it was just there for the guitarist to boast his talent. The solo's didn't work WITH the music, rather, on top of it. After a chorus was over, the solo would start on top of a repeating riff behind it and stop, then the chorus or next verse would start. The solo's didn't lead into or away from the rest of the music, unlike handfuls of Metallica's music, where Kirk Hammett's solo's follow a structure. Last but not least, on top of everything else, the songs just had no rhythm or melody for that matter whatsoever. Isn't that what makes metal music good? Driving rhythems? Intelligent Melodics? Well, I guess in the world of arrogant metal, melody is for sissy's. I love Metal myself, but more in the talents of Metallica, Opeth, Type-o-Negative, Pantera, Blind Guardian and such. I gave this album 2 stars because even though I disliked it, I thought these guys can definitely play their instruments unlike a whole lot of bands out there, I'd just wish they'd pinpoint their talents and work together as a band, instead of just spreading it all over the place. If the album's half hour length doesn't turn you off, the abstracted noise probably will.
     
  2. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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    Aaahaha that reviewer is so full of crap, what the hell's he talking about!?
     
  3. Bastet

    Bastet ironing...

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    haha, he sure knows his stuff! i think i'll go after a job as a reviewer too.
     
  4. EdenKriss

    EdenKriss The Beer Hunter

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    hahahahahahaha!!! what planet does he come from? i wanna read more of his reviews, this is simply too entertaining!
     
  5. munnkie

    munnkie New Metal Member

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    yeah, god forbid that you let someone have an opinion different from yours. leave the kid alone. i think it's agreat album, but i don't expect everyone else to think the same way. some of his points are valid too.

    worry about something more important folks...
     
  6. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    silence!

    continue to pour scorn on that dweeb people!
     
  7. munnkie

    munnkie New Metal Member

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    you're a sad, sad person bambi.

    so, what bands do you not particularly rate huh? opeth perhaps? tell me what's wrong with them without being a hypocrite if you can.
     
  8. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    Silence monkey!
     
  9. munnkie

    munnkie New Metal Member

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    aw, c'mon thumper, let's make this thread a little exciting... :headbang:
     
  10. solefald

    solefald Vheissu

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    I dont listen to slayer or like them but I respect their music
    and this review is made without respect
     
  11. Judge gsz

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    Pffff, so is Slayer
     
  12. Cerulean

    Cerulean Not very cerulean eh

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    reign in blood is a classic. that kid is lost, no question about it

    but opeth is great as well. thats just what it is
     
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    Is the singer of Nasum dead???
     
  15. Lord_Of_This_World

    Lord_Of_This_World refer to manual.

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    Someone tell him Dave Mustaine used to be in Metallica,watch him shit himself in disbelief.
    Maybe he's right though.Altar of sacrifice should have been a ballad.
     
  16. Loona

    Loona *~holdacska~*

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    guess it also shows that even if all of your friends love something and recommend it like hell you shouldn't just buy it without listening to it first...
     
  17. breaklose

    breaklose Spoof Member

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    i wish he died :erk:
     
  18. Loona

    Loona *~holdacska~*

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    the reviewer you mean?
     
  19. breaklose

    breaklose Spoof Member

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    yeah. and all his metal friends.
     
  20. Loona

    Loona *~holdacska~*

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    thought you say it because you like Slayer... but why to kill his friends also then? (sorry, my head is full of english politics and I hardly understand anything... think I'm only good for bonbon-making at the moment :erk: )
     

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