While Reign In Blood is the high point in Slayer's career, I usually hold out for Hell Awaits as my favorite album from them. It was the first Slayer album that I ever heard, and it just seems so raw in comparison to their other works. With the passing of Hanneman, I figured that I'd add another copy to the collection, to honor his memory.
The orange and red split colored vinyl was pressed by Back On Black for Record Store Day this year.
Damn, that picture disc from 2008 looks gross.
This past May also marked the three year anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's death. I'm a huge fan of everything Dio, so while I was picking up the Slayer vinyl for Hanneman, I decided that I needed to buy something in memory of Dio's passing as well.
Back On Black had just released new pressings of the Rainbow albums, as well as Dio's Holy Diver, so it was a tough call on which one to pick up. In the end I went with Long Live Rock 'n' Roll. I love the look of this split colored vinyl.
It's funny. I typically don't collect multiple copies of Metal records, but that doesn't seem to be the case with these albums.