Stand Out Track: Listen to the entirety of Slayers 1986 classic Reign in Blood (its only 29 minutes, you can do it in your lunch break)! Dave Lombardo is probably metals most revered drummer and is a founding member of the American Thrash Metal band Slayer. Lombardo has also provided drums for fellow Bay area Thrash band Testament, groove metal band Grip Inc. and Mike Pattons experimental, avant-garde outfit, Fantômas. Lombardos style is highly aggressive yet groove-laden and he is renowned for his signature double bass technique. Slayers magnum opus Reign in Blood, which clocks in at a staggering 10 songs in only 29 minutes, is propelled forward at an insane speed by Lombardo and the fact that he maintains such impeccable rhythm and groove while the band stabs and slashes around him, threatening to implode at any given moment, is simply astonishing. Lombardo remains significantly influential within the Thrash and Death Metal scene and was sorely missed during his 10 year hiatus from Slayer. His relatively recent return to the fold marked a return to form for the band and confirmed how essential he has always been to Slayers overall performance and sound; simply one of the best drummers in Thrash and Speed Metal history.
I love Heavy Metal, and generally anything that involves a guitar and loud noises, so I figured it was about time I put all the useless information in my head to good use and start writing a few things. Most of the time I'll be writing nonsense but occasionally I may surprise myself and appear half-way knowledgable.....but you can be the judge of that. Thanks for your fleeting attention!