Forever Reigning (Compilation) - A Tribute To Slayer - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/04/30/forever-reigning-a-tribute-to-slayer-2/
Slayer. Sorry. FUCKING SLAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!!! Are one of the most revered and influential bands on the planet. Go to any metal nightclub and guaranteed you’ll hear ‘Angel of Death’ or ‘Raining Blood’ at some point during the night. It is hardly surprising that with the legacy they have, tribute albums appear left, right and centre and this year has Satyrn Studios releasing ‘Forever Reigning: A Tribute to Slayer’.
From its familiar opening of ‘South of Heaven’ provided wonderfully by Skrog, this compilation blasts through most of your Slayer favourites that are faithfully delivered and with loving adoration from bands such as Distal Descent and S.F. Incorporated with a special mention to Overt Enemy who drop an absolutely blistering version of ‘At Dawn They Sleep’, a definite highlight of this tribute compilation.
However, ultimately, that’s all this compilation is, it is a tribute album and whilst it does its best to pay homage to their heroes, it just isn’t Slayer. ‘Forever Reigning…’ is great to listen to once or twice or with the odd song embedded into a playlist here and there. However, it is a great way to introduce you to some cracking bands that have their own decent discographies to pursue when all is said and done, you might as well just put Slayer on. So, after you’ve done that, dig further into their catalogues, it’s more than worth it. - Metal Digest
Release Date: 4/29/22
FFO: Slayer, Pantera, Lamb Of God
Forever Reigning – A Tribute To Slayer is the debut release from Satyrn Studios’ bringing together talented underground bands to honour the thrash metal titans. Featuring twelve of SLAYER’s best tracks covered by an array of up-and-coming metal acts, the new record is a celebration of heavy metal.
Executive Producer of Satyrn Studios Jay Reiter comments:
“As a fan this is a really big deal for me. It’s been fun and challenging to both learn the songs I did, but also put my own twist onto the songs [while] keeping it true to the original source material. As a business owner, this is my first major album drop. I’m learning a lot about the music industry, as well as the recording industry. I’m really excited to see where this album takes me!”
The metal giants helped to define the genre with their brutal assault on the heavy music world. Over their long-spanning career, they have been highly influential to musicians, bands and metal fans all around the globe. Forever Reigning demonstrates an intense passion for heavy music, with each track fusing the sheer power of SLAYER’s sound with the distinctive style of each guest band. From the iconic dark, haunting mood of “South of Heaven” with an enhanced demonic edge from SKROG, to EULOGY IN BLOOD’s brutal reimagining of “Bloodline”, to SKULL FUCKERS INCORPORATED’s ruthless rendition of “Raining Blood”, each cover packs a heavy punch.
Forever Reigning – A Tribute To Slayer is a dynamic collaboration drawing artists together through their adoration of SLAYER’s work. It’s a hard-hitting record, embodying the crushing sound that went onto inspire generations, a dynamic tribute to SLAYER’s continuing legacy. - Kick Ass Forever !
‘South Of Heaven’ – Skrog
‘Show No Mercy’ – Disinter
‘Expendable Youth’ – Distal Descent
‘Dead Skin Mask’ – Skull Fuckers Incorporated
‘Bloodline’ – Eulogy On Blood
‘Delusions Of Savior’ – Distal Descent
‘Mandatory Suicide’ – Distal Descent
‘Disorder’ – SloKill
‘At Dawn They Sleep’ – Overt Enemy
‘Spill The Blood’ – Bloat Toad
‘Divine Intervention’ – Skrog
‘Raining Blood’ – Skull Fuckers Incorporated
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