This album is a great follow-up to Reign In Blood and here's why: it doesn't sound like they tried to record Reign In Blood II. They experiment with more depth and different tempos. It doesn't have the same energy as Reign In Blood but it still holds up. Silent Scream and Ghosts of War are my faves on this one. This album and Seasons In The Abyss are number 2 and 3 of my favorite Slayer records - its just hard to pick one over the other.