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Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very very good..., July 24, 1999
This is a very good blackmetal cd, with lots of classical influence and sung vocals...sinister and awesome!


IX Equilibrium
IX Equilibrium
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4.0 out of 5 stars anthems is better but who cares? this one's great..., July 21, 1999
This review is from: IX Equilibrium (Audio CD)
Yes, yes...so Anthems is better...from what I've heard, that is a great cd...but let's not look past this one...this cd has great black metal, classical solos, sung vocals...anything you'd ever want in black metal..so I suggest you buy it now!!!


Core
Core
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive debut album..., June 26, 1999
This review is from: Core (Audio CD)
This is clearly their most original, weighty, and musical album. The DeLeos and Weiland set out to rock, and they do just that. From the dark "Sex Type Thing", mysterious "Sin", and the beautiful instrumental "No Memory", the band plays a refreshing brew of grunge rock.


Arise
Arise
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5.0 out of 5 stars A solid step in the right direction before they went down..., June 22, 1999
This review is from: Arise (Audio CD)
After the solid thrash classic Beneath the Remains, Sepultura made a big step forward with Arise. The songs on this album are more focused, have more variety, and they're more structured, and less free-flowing. The production makes the sound clearer but most of all, this album is Sepultura at the top of their game. All the ones that would follow would be inferior.


Beneath the Remains
Beneath the Remains
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sepultura's "Reign in Blood"..., June 20, 1999
This review is from: Beneath the Remains (Audio CD)
Slayer has their "Reign in Blood", and this is Sepulturas...Almost perfect from start to finish, this album begins with godly title track and moves through 8 other thrash classics, making you want more. If you want a thrash album to add to your collection besides the general 3 (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer), this is the one.


Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old school thrash at it's best...., June 20, 1999
This review is from: Schizophrenia (Audio CD)
While not quite as good as the soon to follow Beneath the Remains, this is an excellent thrash album which makes us all miss the old Sepultura. With sprawling riff after sprawling riff, and the excellent drumming, this album keeps your attention. Definitely one you want to get your hands on.


Diabolus in Musica
Diabolus in Musica
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4.0 out of 5 stars Over-criticized...., June 19, 1999
This review is from: Diabolus in Musica (Audio CD)
Please, people. Some of you people are way to hard on this album. While some of you consider it a "sellout", and some of you don't like it because it can get repetitive, I love this album and still think it rocks hard. Sure, it is a bit repetitive, and it's not the same sound that Slayer patented back in the Haunting the Chapel days, but...is that necessarily a bad thing? Songs like "Bitter Peace", "Death's Head", "Love to Hate", "Perversions of Pain", "Scrum", "Point", "In the name of God" all rock, some in a different way then before. And while their seems to be more of a neo-metal influence, this album should prove that Slayer isn't dead.


Haunting the Chapel
Haunting the Chapel
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the Slayer sound..., June 19, 1999
This review is from: Haunting the Chapel (Audio CD)
First off, the production on this tape is HORRIBLE. You need to have a good ear and concentrate to pick out a lot of it, which is a problem. But Slayer overcome it well. The song "Chemical Warfare" is still a concert staple today, and a killer thrash piece which showcased their talents, while the title track and "Captor" were riff-tastic pieces a la the coming Hell Awaits album (later in the year). And most versions include Aggressive Perfector, their first song, which, believe it or not, I don't care for. But really, this EP is very good, and a transition into a new sound for Slayer.


Show No Mercy
Show No Mercy
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Blueprint for Slayer..., June 19, 1999
This review is from: Show No Mercy (Audio CD)
First of all, to the guy who said Lombardo was Slayer...I hate people like you. Morons like you shouldn't be allowed to be fans of Slayer. Slayer are a BAND, no one member possesses all of the cards, and let me tell you, if you don't own the killer Divine Intervention, proof that Lombardo wasn't the band, that I suggest you should. I don't recall Lombardo writing any sprawling riffs, and while he was a great drummer, he was by no means the band. Plus Bostaph rules too.
But back to the point at hand...This album is by no means phenomenal, but really a blueprint for what was to come from Slayer. While not overly original, sinister, or thrashy, it was a more melodic Slayer, more influence from Maiden and Priest than their thrash predessors. Check out "The Anti-Christ", "Evil Has no Boundaries", and "Metal STorm/Face the Slayer" for some great tracks...but beware...their better material was to follow!


Reign In Blood
Reign In Blood
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slayer's finest hour, their crowning achievement..., June 19, 1999
This review is from: Reign In Blood (Audio CD)
I don't give much five stars, but this one definitely gets it, with South of Heaven coming in at 4 1/2 behind it. When I first popped this into my player, I was hooked. From the getgo, Slayer take hold of your throat and never loosen their grip, right from "Angel of Death" all the way through "Jesus Saves", when they take their first breather. Then it's full speed ahead again until the evil and sinister "Raining Blood", where they stop for air again. 28 minutes of pure rifftastic fury from a great band, and they never let up once. This album will NEVER be matched, it's historic and in just one word...Awesome.


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