Dave Lombardo Reflects On The 35th Anniversary Of Slayer’s “Reign In Blood”: “I Look At That Album As A Masterpiece”

During a recent interview with Metal Injection, Dave Lombardo reflected on the 35th anniversary of Slayer’s iconic 1986 album “Reign In Blood.” The drummer says he still regards the effort “as a masterpiece.”

Lombardo said the following:

“I look at that album as a masterpiece. And it’s one of those albums that will stand the test of time. It’s brilliant. The fire, the energy that that album has. I don’t hear that in other records. I don’t know if it’s because I’m listening to a band that I was part of that I have this perspective that’s objective. But you know, it’s brilliant and I’m very appreciative … I think that album will forever be like the epitome of thrash music and part of a historic time in music history.

You know, that energy, I miss that and I miss that style of playing.

Slayer is different. Slayer is different from Mr. Bungle and the other thrash bands I played with. Slayer had a certain energy that’s unlike anything else. And so that definitely is for me one of the greatest metal records ever made.”

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