I've been trying to make the last two months covers-heavy (this makes project #6 since August 1st). Thought this one up in a few hours. I really like it.
Reign In Blood is an all-time classic, the most influential metal album besides Sabbath's Master of Reality. I've been listening to it for at least twenty five years. My favorite version was the cassette, which had the complete album on both sides. I'd flip that fucker again and again. My own copy - by some occurrence - got blood all over the insert; that only made it cooler in my book.
Given how seminal it is, I figured I wouldn't have trouble finding covers, and I was right. What proved difficult was making the end of the album work. Again, Jonder came to the rescue through editing. Thanks, man... sorry it took so many versions!
I don't want to break it all down for you. Suffice to say, all the bands do the original songs justice. This is a good metal sampler, too; several different subgenres are represented. And Y'know, I wanted to call my comp Covered In Blood.... but that title has already been used for a Slayer tribute. Dammit! In fact the only track here from a tribute album - Crowd Deterrent's "Reborn" - comes from that compilation.
1. Liers In Wait - Angel of Death
2. Malevolent Creation - Piece By Piece
3. Antropofagus - Necrophobic
4. Revocation - Altar of Sacrifice
5. Crusher - Jesus Saves
6. Edge of Sanity - Criminally Insane
7. Crowd Deterrent - Reborn
8. Criminal Element - Epidemic
9. Havok - Postmortem
10. Vader - Raining Blood
Got some good Halloween goodies coming, too.