“Raining Blood” – Slayer vs. Tori Amos

Here’s two great versions of the same song …

The first is the original speed/death metal classic by Slayer from their 1986 “Reign in Blood” album:

The second is a more subdued, but no less creepy cover by Tori Amos, from her terrific 2001 album “Strange Little Girls”:

Look, I love me some Slayer … but I have to give the edge to Ms. Amos.

“She Watch Channel Zero” – Public Enemy

A terrific marriage of rap and thrash metal and the first PE song that hooked me.  The guitar riff comes from Slayer’s “Angel of Death.”  Producer Rick Rubin is a genius.