Slayer - South Of Heaven

8.7 | 1512 votes |
Release date: 5 July 1988
Style: Thrash metal


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01. South Of Heaven
02. Silent Scream
03. Live Undead
04. Behind The Crooked Cross
05. Mandatory Suicide
06. Ghosts Of War
07. Read Between The Lies
08. Cleanse The Soul
09. Dissident Aggressor [Judas Priest cover]
10. Spill The Blood

Top 20 albums of 1988: 10
Top 200 albums of all time: 185

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It's been 20 years since a masterpiece was left to us here on earth. 20 years of bleeding ears and head-banging; 20 years of Thrash at its finest. "South of Heaven" is not only a milestone for metal; it created a standard for all Thrash to follow. Slayer burst onto the scene like only Satan's minions could and rocked our bodies until our brains were sore. This album is fierce; it's powerful; it's metal.

published 09.09.2007 | Comments (28)

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After the worldwide exposure Slayer received for their previous release, Reign in Blood, the anticipation for its follow-up was immense. They had already pushed the boundaries of Thrash Metal to its extremities, what could they possibly come up with to tread anywhere even close to that? In South of Heaven they gave the perfect answer to all the sceptics.

published 16.04.2008 | Comments (3)

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25.04.2017 - 00:57
Rating: 10
Best Slayer, together with SITA.
Not a single second on this album I would want to miss.
Mandatory suicide is insane.
18.11.2018 - 17:43
Rating: 7
The Great
I don't think this album is bad but for me personally it just seems a bit overrated. Hardly any of the songs stand out and the cover of Dissident Aggressor is a bit low energy. For me it's the weakest of their first 5 albums. I don't want to start a riot but can someone explain to me why so many people think it's so great?

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