This is the first release of the kings of speed metal – slayer. This is more melodic and easier to listen to than other albums such as diabolus in musica, or divine intervention, and yet still maintaining the intensity of evillness – it’s very sadist. The solos by hanneman and king are the best in this album, and araya’s vocals sounds like satan is speaking through him! Only let down by shoddy production, otherwize would be as good as reign in blood. The best song is tormentor, in which creepy sadist lyrics combined with dark vocals and guitaring and bass make the best slayer song on probably the second best slayer album.Anyone who likes kreator, megadeath, morbid angel, pantera,early metallica, or anthrax would adore this album, and shouldalready have it!