Seasons in the Abyss

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
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Based on 3 reviews
1990 Ratings: #58 / 308
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Based on 130 ratings
1990 Ratings: #11
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October 9, 1990 / Release Date
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Thrash Metal, Metal / Genres
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Seasons In The Abyss is nearly as good as Reign In Blood, but I still need to give the medal of best Slayer album to the latter.
There are so many amazing songs on here. Most notably War Ensemble, Spirit In Black, Hallowed Point and the absolutely phenomenal title track - all of these songs are ones that I would argue are much better than a lot of what's on Reign In Blood.
However, I do feel like the worse tracks on here stick out a lot more than any of that album. For example, Blood Red is ... read more
I have a really hard time deciding what my favorite Slayer album is. Reign in Blood is, of course, a classic, but Seasons of the Abyss is incredible as well. There's a little bit more variety here. It's not an aggressive, relentless wall of guitars and yelling, but this is still the classic Slayer sound. The sound feels... doomier. But the riffs are still as punchy as ever. It's the best of all Slayer worlds.

Favorite track: Jeez, do I really have to pick... It'd have to be either Skeletons of ... read more
Some will say it's their most refined album...I'd say it gets close to being their most recycled album.

Still, some good tunes - in particular the title track has one of the best AIC choruses in the year that band released their own debut.
Yh, I think this is better than Reign In Blood. My mind won't be changed ever


War Ensemble 9.5/10
Blood Red 8.5/10
Spirit in Black 8.5/10
Expendable Youth 8/10
Dead Skin Mask 9/10
Hallowed Point 8.5/10
Skeletons Of Society 9.5/10
Temptation 8.5/10
Born of Fire 8/10
Seasons in the Abyss 9/10

AVERAGE: 8.7/10
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Added on: January 5, 2014