South Of Heaven
I confess that when I first heard Slayer I didn’t get it. Reign In Blood was just too fast and too atonal, basically too shouty. I wanted to like it but I like melody and harmony and this just seemed like fast noise. ‘Angel of Death’ is a metal masterpiece but at the time it was just too brutal for me, the subject matter was a bit nauseating. I wanted to love Slayer but just was having a hard time finding a way in. The way in was South of Heaven on high volume at the Irish Club in Hillbrow in 1988.