- Product Code: 3984-14034-1
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Remastered re-release of the first EP by legendary American Thrash Metal band.
The EP was released in 1984 through Metal Blade and Enigma Records. Slayer's debut album "Show No Mercy" became Metal Blade's highest selling, leading to producer Brian Slagel wanting to release an EP.
Although originally featuring three songs, the record evidences a marked evolution from the style of their previous album, "Show No Mercy", and is considered the first demonstration of the band's "classic" style displayed on later albums and is often described as a "stepping stone". Boasting the awesome "Chemical Warfare," a regular staple of Slayer's live shows, the "Haunting The Chapel" EP was a more crucial stepping stone in the legendary L.A. band's career development than many give it credit for.
Issued in between the band's very promising debut and the following year's more sonically ripened "Hell Awaits", "Haunting The Chapel" offers important clues about this transition period, which saw Slayer's Rock-based song structures give way to the non-linear, genre-defining style thereafter regarded as Thrash Metal's signature sound. Among the uniformly solid cuts here, the enduring fan favorite "Captor of Sin" is another highlight, making this a well-recommended release for committed Slayer fans.
The songs "Captor of Sin" and "Chemical Warfare" are regularly featured on the band's live set list. "Chemical Warfare" appears in "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock".
"Haunting The Chapel" is definitely a highly recommended piece of work that is early Thrash Metal at its rawest and most aggressive form! Masterpiece!!
45 RPM 180g black vinyl from Metal Blade Records Originals Series. Inside out cover. 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeve. Original artwork with 250g lyric/photo insert and large 60x60 cm poster.
Metal Blade Records GmbH, 1984/2016 (3984-14034-1). Made in Germany.
1. Chemical Warfare 6:02
2. Captor Of Sin 3:29
1. Haunting The Chapel 3:56
2. Aggressive Perfector 2:28
Total playing time: 15:55 min.