Slayer – Raining Blood (from the album Reign in Blood, Def Jam 1986) A bonified thrash metal anthem, Raining Blood is one of those songs that when you hear it, you can’t help but think “Oh hell yeah!”. The riff was written by Jeff Hanneman (RIP) and Kerry King, and thirty years later it is still as heavy as it was then. From the haunting rain storm intro until the last note, Raining Blood is mean and blistering, everything that Slayer represents. I will never forget the first time I saw Slayer perform. There was three inch layer of beer on the ground, and my brain stopped working. That was the night I saw the devil, and it was beautiful.
Make sure you listen to Slayer’s brand new record REPENTLESS (Nuclear Blast), available now wherever you might buy your music.