Today’s my final listen to Slaughter of the Soul.  Overall it is a great album, probably a classic in its genre.  The songs are well-written, them boys sure do know how to play them thar instruments and listening to the album makes me feel like I’m 17 again, rebellious, distrustful and ready to face anything.

The problem is, I would have liked the album even more when I was 17.  At age 40 the lyrics just seem silly and I can’t see myself singing along to lyrics like “Degeneration tears your blackened eyes”.

This is an album I’d listened to quite a bit before it was my album of the week and I’ll keep listening to it a lot more.  It’s a great piece of musicianship.

My rating:  4/5

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