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Best covers of Slayer's Raining Blood!
Raining Blood is a song from the Slayer album "Reign in Blood," released in 1986. The album is widely regarded as a Thrash classic, influencing the genre and causing the emergence of multiple sub genres in metal. The point is, if need an introduction here, this Hub is not for you. This Hub shows the best covers of one of Slayer's heaviest damn songs, Raining Blood. Enjoy!
Above, you see the Death Metal band Vader performing their cover live, which they've also covered with studio version. I believe that the live version is a bit better, but pardon the sound quality (it should be played at max volume, anyway!).
Below, one of the strangest covers I've seen, of any song, is Tori Amos's cover version of Slayer. I was doing a bit of research on it to find that this artist has done all kinds of music, and wanted to do a bit of metal. What a song she chose! It definitely takes an open mind to enjoy, or at least get through, but it is definitely an interesting take.
The next vid is a mix of Slayer's Raining Blood with Postmortem. It's done by a band called Havok and is very well done. There are a couple videos of their live performances of this on the net, but I thought the studio edition was best of all.
The last cover on this list should tie with Amos's cover for strangest Slayer cover. It is done solely with violins and is pretty bad-ass for what it is. It's good that even people with lighter tastes can enjoy Slayer's classic song. Enjoy, and keep the metal alive!
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