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Raining Blood
Performed By Slayer
Year 1986
Appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Tier 8
★★★★ (Expert) 162,296
★★★★★ (Expert) 227,215

Raining Blood is a song written and recorded by Slayer for their third album Reign in Blood (1986).



Raining Blood is viewed by many to be the hardest song of the 8th tier. There are two main reasons why.

One reason this song is difficult is because of a long section containing rapid descending scales that are about 30% of the way into the song (known as Mosh 1 in practice mode). Only 2 Star Power phrases are before it, with a Star Power phrase at the beginning of Mosh 1, making this section challenging to many.

The second reason why it is difficult is because of the final section in the song: Flood. It is basically a thirty-second long barrage of grinding metal, making for a chaotic guitar solo. The section begins with a fast tremolo section (about 14.5 NPS) then goes into several complex sets of hammer-ons and pull-offs, including several extremely fast trills.

The rest of the song is not considered difficult, though many people have had trouble 5 starring it; one of the reasons being that the song is incredibly unforgiving when it comes to star power: there are only 7 phrases, one of which is buried in Mosh 1 and another of which is the entire green tremolo-picking section at the start of Flood!

Most people struggle with Mosh 1. There are several ways to master it, but the first and foremost way to pass this section is practice. Try practicing it on slow and full speed and gauge how fast your fingers must move to keep up with the hammer ons. You can also try to alt strum about every two notes. When you have nothing else to do, try doing the hammer ons back and forth on your guitar. Star power is a must if you're struggling with this section. Its best used after you make it to the second set of chords in between the descending scales of hammer-ons. It should carry you to the chorus where you can complete the rest of the song with relative ease.

Appears In

Guitar Hero III (Tier 8)

A Master Track is the original recording of a song by an artist. All songs on CD, record, cassette, or any other form of media are based on this recording.

This is necessary for the Guitar Hero series because on a master track all instruments are separate tracks, which is required so the guitar sounds can be separate from the rest of the music.

In Guitar Hero II, a master track is shown by Performed by such as Stop as Performed by Jane's Addiction. In Guitar Hero III, a master track is indicated as "by".

Song Stats

4-Star Cutoffs:

Easy: 66,520

Medium: 88,703

Hard: 126,020

Expert: 162,296

5-Star Cutoffs:

Easy: 92,377

Medium: 124,851

Hard: 176,428

Expert: 227,215



Songs of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Starting Out Small
Slow Ride - Talk Dirty to Me - Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Story of My Life - Rock and Roll All Nite
Your First Real Gig
Mississippi Queen - School's Out - Sunshine of Your Love - Barracuda - Bulls on Parade
Making the Video
When You Were Young - Miss Murder - The Seeker - Lay Down - Paint It Black
European Invasion
Paranoid - Anarchy in the U.K. - Kool Thing - My Name is Jonas - Even Flow
Bighouse Blues
Holiday in Cambodia - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Same Old Song and Dance - La Grange - Welcome to the Jungle
The Hottest Band on Earth
Black Magic Woman - Cherub Rock - Black Sunshine - The Metal - Pride and Joy
Live in Japan
Before I Forget - Stricken - 3's and 7's - Knights of Cydonia - Cult of Personality
Battle for Your Soul
Raining Blood - Cliffs of Dover - The Number of the Beast - One
Co-Op Encores
Sabotage - Reptilia - Suck My Kiss - Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Helicopter - Monsters
Guitar Battles
Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Guitar Battle vs. Lou
Bonus Tracks
Avalancha - In the Belly of a Shark - Can't Be Saved - Closer - Don't Hold Back - Down n' Dirty - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - Generation Rock - Go That Far - Hier kommt Alex - I'm in the Band - Impulse - In Love - Mauvais Garcon - Metal Heavy Lady - Minus Celsius - My Curse - Nothing for Me Here - Prayer of the Refugee - Radio Song - Ruby - She Bangs the Drums - Take This Life - The Way It Ends - Through the Fire and Flames
Downloadable Tracks
Carcinogen Crush - Tina - Putting Holes In Happiness - All My Life - The Pretender - This is a Call - She Builds Quick Machines - Slither - Messages - Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix - No More Sorrow - Sleeping Giant - Pretty Handsome Awkward - Ernten Was Wir Säen - So Payaso - Antisocial - We Three Kings - Peace of Mind - Any Way You Want It - Juke Box Hero - Dream On - Escuse Me Mr. No Doubt - Don't Speak - Sunday Morning - The Arsonist - Hole in the Earth - Almost Easy - Famous for Nothing - (F)lannigan's Ball - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya - Nine Lives - Rock of Ages - Photograph - Top Gun Anthem - I Am Murloc - The End Begins (To Rock) - Surfing With the Alien -Heroes of our Time - Operation Ground and Pound - Revolution Deathsquad
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