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Raining Blood
Slayer Lyrics


Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
Death will be their acquittance
The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears
Abolish the rules made of stone

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above

Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Your time slips away

Raining blood
From a lacerated sky
Bleeding its horror
Creating my structure, now I shall reign in blood

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jeffery John Hanneman, Kerry King

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35th anniversary of the release of a classic rock album: Reign in Blood is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on October 7, 1986.

It was well received by both critics and fans, and was responsible for bringing Slayer to the attention of a mainstream metal audience. Today, it is often mentioned among the greatest heavy metal records ever released. Alongside Anthrax's Among the Living, Megadeth's Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, and Metallica's Master of Puppets, Reign in Blood helped define the sound of the emerging US thrash metal scene in the mid-1980s, and has remained influential since.

The album received no radio airplay, yet still managed to reach the Billboard 200's top 100, and the UK Album Chart's top 50.

Critics have called it a "stone-cold classic," a "genre-definer," "the greatest metal album of all time," the "heaviest album of all time," and "... probably the best thrash album ever recorded," "one of the most influential and extreme thrash metal albums," "downtuned rhythms, infectious guitar licks, graphically violent lyrics and grisly artwork set the standard for dozens of emerging thrash bands," "Slayer's music was directly responsible for the rise of death metal."

The opening song "Angel of Death" has been described as "smokes the asses of any band playing fast and/or heavy today. Lyrically outlining the horrors to come, while musically laying the groundwork for the rest of the record: fast, lean and filthy," and that "there's no better song to kick things off than the masterful 'Angel of Death', one of the most monumental songs in metal history, where guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman deliver their intricate riffs, drummer Dave Lombardo performs some of the most powerful drumming ever recorded, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya screams and snarls his tale of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele."

I first heard this 4 years after it was released, in one utterly astonished half hour sitting, after being intrigued by Kerrang! magazine's mentioning of it being the 23rd greatest hard rock album in history, that "Postmortem" has the "heaviest riffs ever commited to vinyl", and after reading that Metallica's Lars Ulrich said this was his favourite thrash metal album.

Needless to say, from my very first aural experience of Tom Araya's high pitched, intensely tortured scream, I was hooked.



Xxx Destroy

Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
Death will be their acquittance
The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears
Abolish the rules made of stone
Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many
Now ornaments dripping above
Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Your time slips away
Raining blood
From a lacerated sky
Bleeding its horror
Creating my structure
Now I shall reign in blood



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Shred With Dignity

my grandma sings this to me when i go to sleep and boy does she really nails the guitar solo

Mike Moran

Best comment ever 🤣🤣

NROK Gamer

That’s a cool grandma dang

Star KINDER

Shred on my people

Felix Gutierrez

One of Megadeths best albums man!

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Chris Barr

Imagine being 16 years old in 1986 and hearing this for the first time.......still one of my all time favorites 34 years later

Ryan Flanagan

@branex have you ever looked with lust before?

Tom Owen

I was maybe 14 years old in 1990 and it was mind-blowing, like few experiences in life. Your TIME - TICKS - AWAAY!!

Macaroni Salad

I was 10 listening in 86. I am the youngest of 3, so my oldest brother introduced me to Slayer.

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Led Sabbazepplath

I am 98 years old, I love Slayer

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