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"If one metal album deserves a serious look, it's Slayer's Reign in Blood." Thus begins this edition of 33 1/3, written by Christian Rummel and narrated by D.X. Ferris. Metal heads will appreciate the author's thorough knowledge of the genre, and his inclusion into the text of numerous artists and fans of this thrash-metal classic. Even die-hard fans of Reign in Blood's apocalyptic music will find new insights buried in this book, and all listeners will find themselves with a greater understanding of the composition and production of the album. D.X. Ferris' dramatic growl sounds like the preview for an action movie, and will be sure to keep listeners tuned in.

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Issued on America's premier rap label at the peak of the thrash-metal movement, Slayer's controversial Reign in Blood remains the gold standard for extreme heavy metal, a seamless 29-minute procession of 10 blindingly fast, apocalyptic songs. The first book in English about Slayer explores the creation of the most universally respected metal album and its long road to the stores, through original interviews with the entire band, plus producer Rick Rubin, engineer Andy Wallace, cover artist Larry Carroll, and Def Jam insiders from Russell Simmons to M.C. Serch. From Tori Amos to Pantera's Phil Anselmo, dozens of fans and artists discuss the record's ongoing impact and Slayer's status in the small fraternity of rock's greatest groups.

©2008 D.X. Ferris (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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EPIC!!!!!!!!

If you could sum up Slayer's 'Reign in Blood' (33 1/3 Series) in three words, what would they be?

SLAYER RULES!!!!!!!! ALL!!!!!!!

What other book might you compare Slayer's 'Reign in Blood' (33 1/3 Series) to and why?

Nothing yet has compared to Slayer's 'Reign in Blood'

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

Christian is an amazing narrator, I have 4 of his titles and every character he does is unique. It would be impossible for me to pick just one!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, again and again!!!!

Any additional comments?

The only suggestion I have, and I'm sure this would apply to all the 33 1/3 series, would be to add the actual music to the Audible title? I would actually be happy to pay more for this feature. When I reached the end of this title, ALL I wanted to do was listen to the album, in it's entirety????? What a great Audible otherwise!!!!!!!!

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  • 11-18-17

Great book

But I'm sorry I don't think the narration does it justice, it's like Christian has no connection with the text.