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Hell Awaits

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Vinyl, Import, 28 October 2008
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Limited edition. On Hell Awaits, the band has crafted a slab of satanic Thrash Metal-perfection! Why the Metal-world didn't hail it as a masterpiece like they did with "Reign In Blood" is beyond me. Opener 'Hell Awaits' is still one of the most foreboding intros to any Metal-song...Ever! That might be why the band still chooses to open with that song on occasion. Then, of course, there are the vampiric riffs of 'At Dawn They Sleep', which strike like venomous snakes in your spine. There is also some innovative double-bass by His Lombardoness on several songs like at the 4:20 mark on 'Praise Of Death', which Easily rivals 'Angel Of Death' imo. Personal favorite 'Necrophiliac' has one of the most demonic riffs ever in the verse parts, dark and bleak, and Fast, as Slayer could only do. Everything about this album has "legendary" written all over it. And while it is highly praised to this day, it's a crime that it was overshadowed by ''Reign In Blood'' as much as it was. 2005.

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product dimensions ‏ : ‎ 31.32 x 31.39 x 0.56 cm; 267.62 Grams
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ METAL BLADE
  • Manufacturer reference ‏ : ‎ 0039841403114
  • Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2008
  • Label ‏ : ‎ METAL BLADE
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000LZQDW8
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
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JFIG
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves WAAAAAAY more recognition, this is vicious, raw and EVIL!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves WAAAAAAY more recognition, this is vicious, raw and EVIL!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2019
I define this album as the most punk-ish album ever released by Slayer, "Kill Again" is a perfect example, all instruments are present in the mix (raw and primitive - remember it was released in 1985), particularly the bass, here it is preponderant and it shines in songs like At Dawn They Sleep - have to mention Dave Lombardo bashes his drumset in that memorable roll towards the end of it - not too much to say about him, I absolutely love his performance here, Necrophiliac, Hell Awaits, Praise of Death... A must for any die hard Slayer and extreme metal fan!
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