What's the one thing more sinister than the relentless thrash assault of Slayer's 1986 classic Reign In Blood? When they slowed everything down a couple of notches on South Of Heaven, metal's darkest sons got even creepier.
Even today, the title track genuinely makes our skin crawl, while Mandatory Suicide is up there with the very best that metal has to offer.
“South Of Heaven - Slayer.” (Thanks, dudewheresmybass)
“For pure, unadulterated metal, it's Master Of Puppets or Reign In Blood. Or ...And Justice For All. Or South Of Heaven. Or Seasons In The Abyss. Vulgar Display Of Power and Cowboys From Hell were both pretty incredible at the time too.” (Thanks, ChrisVinnicombe)