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Slayer: Still Reigning DVDStill Reigning DVD (2004)
American Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: BrandonSideleauBrandonSideleau
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By now Slayer has been around for over 20 years, and unlike many other bands (for better or for worse), Slayer has changed very little in those 20 years. I think the band understands that when people buy a Slayer record, they want violent and fast thrash metal...and that's what they never fail to de.
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By now Slayer has been around for over 20 years, and unlike many other bands (for better or for worse), Slayer has changed very little in those 20 years. I think the band understands that when people buy a Slayer record, they want violent and fast thrash metal...and that's what they never fail to deliver. This new DVD, "Still Reigning," pretty much proves that these guys can (much like a band like Bad Religion) play their songs live so well it sounds as if you're listening to the original studio recordings.

On the DVD they blast through the entire Reign In Blood album during their set, which ends with the band playing "Raining Blood" while being drenched by fake blood from a vast sprinkler system above the stage. The set is about what you'd expect from Slayer; the songs are played perfectly and the whole set is tight and intense. The only complaint I have is with the fact that there is very little physical interaction with the music; for the most part the band just stands and plays. This is most likely due to the fact that every member is carrying an instrument, but it's a small complaint nonetheless.

Bonus materials are ample, with an entire extra set of non-Reign In Blood live footage and extensive interviews with the band members. As far as picture and sound quality goes, this is a major studio release from a recent show, so it's obviously clear, clean and nicely edited.

The bottom line is, if you never liked Slayer before then this won't change your opinion, but if you're a fan of the band or this kind of music in general, buy this DVD; it's well worth it.

 

 
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Misanthropic_Generation (January 16, 2007)

Incredible DVD, I can't stop watching it. Slayer rule.

EdCain (August 13, 2006)

i can't believe no one's mentioned that tom araya is from chilea (meaning: NOT WHITE)

anyways, it's good, but there's not enough extras and if i wanted to hear this i would just listen to RIB (there's virtually NO crowd noise)

Anonymous (February 22, 2006)

reading comprehension is fun!

shut the fuck up dude, commenting on someones typing is pathetic. who cares, you can read the it, don't fucking lie and get over it pussy.

anyways, Slayer kick ass

Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

"guilty of being right is by a nazi band called code of violence"
yep... not by slayer... slayer did not change the name of the music... and they are not nazi... they don't say anything nazi in the lyrics... they just give an accout of the suffering of the jews in Auschwitz...
Slayer is not political...
They Rule!

~Necrophagvs - http://necrophagvs.deviantart.com

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

Will you all stop whining about that damn song. What its really called is "Guilty of being morons" and its a anthem to Mettallica fans.

-!GreenVandal!

joeg (February 7, 2005)

"I was refferring to both the below and the following:

"Maybe I'm not in the know or being overly PC or whatever but what's up with Slayer changing Minor Threat's song "Guilty of Being White" to "Guilty of Being Right?" Not cool at all."

Score is for back pedalling MORONS"

it came off wrong. i was referring to slayer just changing the last word of the song, NOT the song title. my bad for not communicating better.

pacer (February 7, 2005)

I was refferring to both the below and the following:

"Maybe I'm not in the know or being overly PC or whatever but what's up with Slayer changing Minor Threat's song "Guilty of Being White" to "Guilty of Being Right?" Not cool at all."

Score is for back pedalling MORONS.

joeg (February 6, 2005)

this is what i said:

"the info i got about the song was from an interview i heard with brian baker/ian mackaye who said slayer had changed the last word from "white" to "right." i don't have the cd myself but i'm going by their account. or are they mistaken??? "

this is what your dumbass said:

"And for the MORON who posted it (the reference to the song) in the first place and then went on to mention how he'd never even heard the song... Christ, you are dumb. They changed the last word in the song, not the whole song, not the title. One fuckin word. Why, i don't know, and frankly don't care."

reading comprehension is fun!

pacer (February 6, 2005)

To the whole Guilty Of Being White/Right thing - As mentioned a hundred times, Tom's hispanic - how in the hell are you gonna be nazi's and have a spic fronting the band? Uh? And for the MORON who posted it (the reference to the song) in the first place and then went on to mention how he'd never even heard the song... Christ, you are dumb. They changed the last word in the song, not the whole song, not the title. One fuckin word. Why, i don't know, and frankly don't care.

Anonymous (February 4, 2005)

To me, Slayer are like leather trousers: I wanna get into em, but I really can't

Joe

notfeelingcreative (February 4, 2005)

"just saw Slayer on the Jagermeister tour last November, and the crowd was as crazy as it was the last time I saw them (at the Decade of Aggression taping in Lakeland, FL) 14 yrs ago. I can't say the same for Metallica."

"Clash Of the Titans" right? I was at that show too, I dunno it's funny to me!

notfeelingcreative (February 4, 2005)

So a cover an okayish thrasher, a cover album by a bad 90's band, or a grind record?

-BSD

Wasn't aware that "Arise" was a cover record, back in the early 90's we had no idea that there was anything called "grind" Napalm were a metal band to us! Anyhow, I've made it no secret that I grew up on metal and didn't get into other shit until the early 90's, those records were just the shit I used to listen to in middle school.

Anonymous (February 3, 2005)

I believe it was the great Atom who once said: "I'd love for everyone in heavy metal to be homosexual if not only to make the nazi fucking pricks in slayer a little uncomfortable."

Anonymous (February 3, 2005)

i don't think he was just saying that. it seemed like he really appreciated it when bands don't change. i love slayer and all, but it gets fucking boring when they put the same record out over and over and over...

sprainedsoul (February 3, 2005)

"i read this funny interview with slayer wherein they were discussing other metal bands that came from around the same time (anthrax, metallica etc) and one of them (i think kerry?) was talking about how he liked how anthrax hadn't changed that much but disliked how metallica was all different now. i think it's funny that his conception of what makes a good band is them not changing. hillarious."

He's talking about how Slayer has stuck to what they do instead of trying to follow trends. Slayer and Metallica were from the same Bay area scene, and Kerry King isn't the first Metal musician to say this about Metallica. Slayer has never been a band to worry about any kind of airplay, because there's No Way that's gonna happen.

I just saw Slayer on the Jagermeister tour last November, and the crowd was as crazy as it was the last time I saw them (at the Decade of Aggression taping in Lakeland, FL) 14 yrs ago. I can't say the same for Metallica.

joeg (February 2, 2005)

"1) Slayer's cover of minor threat is "guilty of being white" not right. where ever you got that info is false.

2) "guilty of being white" is far from being racist. Its honest. To pretend that there isnt hatred towards white people because of slavery is hooey. The song is simply, "dont hate me because of slavery. I wasnt involved" How that can be concidered racist is beyond me"

1. the info i got about the song was from an interview i heard with brian baker/ian mackaye who said slayer had changed the last word from "white" to "right." i don't have the cd myself but i'm going by their account. or are they mistaken???

2. assuming you're addressing this to me since i brought this up, i never said minor threat's "guilty of being white" is racist. you'd have to be an idiot to actually think that song is in any way or form racist. it's slayer changing the last word of the song to "guilty of being right" that seems questionable to me-if in fact this is even true.

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

i read this funny interview with slayer wherein they were discussing other metal bands that came from around the same time (anthrax, metallica etc) and one of them (i think kerry?) was talking about how he liked how anthrax hadn't changed that much but disliked how metallica was all different now. i think it's funny that his conception of what makes a good band is them not changing. hillarious.

PatrickEwing (February 2, 2005)

1) Slayer's cover of minor threat is "guilty of being white" not right. where ever you got that info is false.

2) "guilty of being white" is far from being racist. Its honest. To pretend that there isnt hatred towards white people because of slavery is hooey. The song is simply, "dont hate me because of slavery. I wasnt involved" How that can be concidered racist is beyond me.

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

My Englich sux.

-BSD

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

" If I went Metal I'll break out my old copy of "Peace Sells, but who's buying?" by Megadeth "Arise" by Sepultura or a Napalm Death record."

So a cover an okayish thrasher, a cover album by a bad 90's band, or a grind record?

-BSD

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

" If I went Metal I'll break out my old copy of "Peace Sells, but who's buying?" by Megadeth "Arise" by Sepultura or a Napalm Death record."

So a cover an okayish thrasher, a cover album by a bad 90's band, or a grind record?

-BSD

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

I hate everything Slayer ever recorded.

notfeelingcreative (February 2, 2005)

I listened to slayer alot when I was younger, at the time it was simply a half-assed attempt at rebellion by a catholic-school kid, the only slayer album I still own is "Seasons in the Abyss", I rarely listen to it. If I went Metal I'll break out my old copy of "Peace Sells, but who's buying?" by Megadeth "Arise" by Sepultura or a Napalm Death record.

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

It doesn’t matter. SLAYER and bad religion should never ever be compared on any level. Think of a better band that might compare to the might of slayer. And what’s with the hostility? No called you an idiot!
By your resorting to insults you do nothing but reiterate the fact you are probably only 19 (20 tops) and have difficulty reading and comprehending.

slippy (February 2, 2005)

Fuck yeah Cave In. The 2004 demo is pretty cool.

hobbitcore (February 2, 2005)

arent leftover crack in love with these guys,and arent they totally anti-fascist.

slayer aren't fucking fascists...i'm sick of hearing that shit

joeg (February 2, 2005)

"if you idiots can read.....i wasn't comparing Bad Religion to Slayer.....I was merely pointing out the fact that their live shows sound virtually identical to their records (for better or for worse)."

you lie!!1!!1!!! you used the word "like".....comparison....duh. ;)

BrandonSideleau (February 2, 2005)

if you idiots can read.....i wasn't comparing Bad Religion to Slayer.....I was merely pointing out the fact that their live shows sound virtually identical to their records (for better or for worse).

sprainedsoul (February 2, 2005)

"i can say from seeing both slayer and bad religion live, there is nothing that can ever compare to a slayer show. shit i actually feared for my life and fucking loved it."

Word. I've seen Slayer several times over the years. They are complete unfuckwithable live. Period.

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

"Converge's vocals are awesome.

Bannon uses his voice as an instrument dammit!"

So do the futureheads.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

MASTODON FUCKING OWNS! This score is for Mastodon, Leviathan is great.

-!GreenVandal!

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

dont you ever, ever, ever compare bad religion to Slayer.
i can say from seeing both slayer and bad religion live, there is nothing that can ever compare to a slayer show. shit i actually feared for my life and fucking loved it.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

arent leftover crack in love with these guys,and arent they totally anti-fascist.

punkcorekid (February 1, 2005)

if you're talking about the part i'm thinking of...it would be they're, mr DUMBASS

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

That would be their, Mr. STAFF reviewer.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Mastodon kick ass

BrandonSideleau (February 1, 2005)

I'll agree completely there....Slayer has some of the most retarded, meat-headed fans on the planet......but I still think there a decent band.....not the best or hardest, but they have some really good songs.

skankin_in_the_pit (February 1, 2005)

"While we're on the note of Slayer, if anyone has ever seen Slayer's War At The Warfield DVD, there's a special feature on that DVD about their fans and boy was that embarrassing to watch because they must have found the dumbest fans to ever interview. It reminded me a lot of Juggalos and their dedication to the Insane Clown Posse."

I haven't seen that in quite a while, but I remember it being one of the most hilarious things i've ever seen. I wish I could remember some of those quotes.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Slayer? Awesome vocals? Ever heard the song South of Heaven? "Before you see the light you must *cue pre-pubescent voice* diiiiiiieeeeee!!!!"
Yes I own that record... good musicianship but dear lord... good vocals? I dunno bout that.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

While we're on the note of Slayer, if anyone has ever seen Slayer's War At The Warfield DVD, there's a special feature on that DVD about their fans and boy was that embarrassing to watch because they must have found the dumbest fans to ever interview. It reminded me a lot of Juggalos and their dedication to the Insane Clown Posse.

xWileyx (February 1, 2005)

Converges vocals are awesome?? Sorry man i love metal and hardcore but that statment has no truth to and Slayer are not Nazis for whats its worth they just like getting attention

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Slayer rules the stage !!!!!

ThriveToFailure (February 1, 2005)

*reads Kicked-in-the-Face review*

Hmmm...

Cock.

bizzlebrizzle (February 1, 2005)

Converge's vocals are awesome.

Bannon uses his voice as an instrument dammit!

Not-To-Regret (February 1, 2005)

Converge sucks. Slayer at least has decent vocals for a thrash metal band.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

reign in blood is the best thrash album ever created

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

BrandonSideleau is such a moron for reviewing a Slayer album.

-nfgrawker

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

guilty of being right is by a nazi band called code of violence

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Well I didnt mean i wanted you dead dude, I ment the kid in that other review on that kicked in the face website. Everyones got a right to there opinion......except that idiot.

-!Greenvandal!

BrandonSideleau (February 1, 2005)

you motherfuckers need to lighten the fuck up. Slayer isn't my favorite band ever, but they are pretty good competent musicians. I reviewed it because I got it in the mail, plain & simple, if you don't like Slayer then fine, but get a fucking life if you're gonna sit here and bitch about it.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

By the way, i ment that kicked in the face review not this one....

this post and the one above both by....
-!Greenvandal!

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Wow.....I want to kill the kid that wrote that review. What a stupid motherfucker. And Slayer sucks.

jamespastepunk (February 1, 2005)

I didn't know people still cared about Slayer. Good band, though.

skankin_in_the_pit (February 1, 2005)

What Ken just said is what all my Slayer-obsessed friends have always said to defend the band. Slayer is a polarizing band. If you hate the band you'll obviously be pissed off by the "Guilty Of Being Right" thing, while people into the band will always play the "Why would a hispanic dude think the white race is right?" card. I fall somewhere in the middle.

If you need proof of how stupid most metalheads are check out this infuriating review of Undisputed Attitude. http://www.kickedintheface.com/reviews/Slayer-Undisputed_Attitude .htm

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

To those wondering about slayer/nazi connections, Kerry King sported a swastika on his guitar for a while and it was featured in one music mag photo of him. The band is pretty obsessed with nazi war crimes (obviously, listen to Reign in Blood - especially "Angel of Death") and this was their explanation for the use of the symbol.

I know lots of people obsessed with Nazis; some of them even collect the artifacts/memorabilia, but they all do it from a position of morbid fascination and not because they suscribe to the fascist dogma.

-Ken

p.s. atom and his package still think that slayer are nazis, though.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

"metal drumming is punk drumming with one more kick. "

Dude, that is fucking genius. Score is for you.

-Ken

gladimnotemo (February 1, 2005)

"Undisputed Attitude" is Slayer's "punk" CD...TSOL and Minor Threat are covered...as far I as know, they don't change "Guilty". However, they changed the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" to "I'm Gonna Be Your God", for some stupid reason, like "Slayer never conforms to anyone, ever."

This is the only metal band that matters.

TheOneTrueBill (February 1, 2005)

"Woah dude, I didn't know you existed!"

thirtyseconds (February 1, 2005)

Good stuff; can't knock em.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

The Holocaust never happened!

-Mel Gibson

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

p.s the guy who brought up cave in's demos being possibly the last chapter in cave in history: cross your fingers that they release a new full length. or at least the cave-in/converge big band "virgin" cd.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

that kid who asked what slayer has to do with punk loses at life.

for any punk kid who shits on thrash metal: metal drumming is punk drumming with one more kick.

once again, just to driver the point home, that kid who asked what slayer has to do with punk eats mad balls.

BrandonSideleau (February 1, 2005)

I don't know anything about Slayer being "Nazi-related", I don't know much about them at all......but how is this related to punk? Well...let's see.....Slayer is a thrash metal band, and thrash is a form of punk rock. Anyway, if screamo, emo, whatever can get reviewed here, why not this? It has more to do with punk rock than Taking Back Sunday or any of that lame shit.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

I was just wondering what this has to do with punk?
Score is for not posting it on metalnews.org

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

play their songs live so well it sounds as if you're listening to the original studio recordings

WHO WANTS THAT NOW! i want to see a difference

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Old Cave In=Everytime I Die if they hadn't listend to Guns n Roses between recording "Last Night In Town" & "Hot Damn"

Old Cave In=Slayerish

New Cave In Demos=probably the final chapter in one of the most underrated bands short history. Do yourself a favour go on to soulseek and download the Cave In 2004 demos, then go down to your local mom and pop record shop and order "Until Your Heart Stops" by Cave In

Barkley

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Hahaha Mr Anamorphic Vaqeuro Widescreen

Your a tit but I love ya

Barkley

Ps so what your mad-go listen to the Larry arms/shady view split

ElVaquero (February 1, 2005)

Here's a good review of this

http://dvd.ign.com/articles/579/579116p1.html

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

whatever, wake me when Razor releases a DVD.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

the added guitar solo sure kicked ass though.

joeg (February 1, 2005)

"Maybe I'm not in the know or being overly PC or whatever but what's up with Slayer changing Minor Threat's song "Guilty of Being White" to "Guilty of Being Right?" Not cool at all."

I'm pretty sure the singer/bassist is Hispanic...

-BSD"

I'm aware of that. I guess they were just trying to piss people off then, Ian and the rest of the band most of all. I mean, they can do whatever they want but I just find it totally moronic considering they already have this racist/nazi image and turning the song into a borderline racist song doesn't help their cause at all. I guess all their retarded nazi fans can further validate their favorable opinions of the band.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

"Maybe I'm not in the know or being overly PC or whatever but what's up with Slayer changing Minor Threat's song "Guilty of Being White" to "Guilty of Being Right?" Not cool at all."

I'm pretty sure the singer/bassist is Hispanic...

-BSD

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

since you brought up the cover of minor threat i just wanted to know what the cd was called they do it on ? sorry i'm not too up on slayer or metal at all really.

~exploitedyouth~

Jesse (February 1, 2005)

More like "Still Sucking."

ZING!

Anyway, DragonForce whips the pants off these Nazis.

joeg (February 1, 2005)

Maybe I'm not in the know or being overly PC or whatever but what's up with Slayer changing Minor Threat's song "Guilty of Being White" to "Guilty of Being Right?" Not cool at all.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

I don't think they could possibly be as tight as they are while moving around ala Ginn.

Imagine a Rollins-fronted Slayer... Or Biafra... Ohhh.

-BSD

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