Raining Blood
Performed By [[Slayer]]
Year 1986
Appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

Tier 8
★★★★ (Expert) 162,296
★★★★★ (Expert) 227,215

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


Raining Blood is ranked by ScoreHero as, and is usually considered the 3rd hardest FC in GH3 behind One and Through the Fire and Flames. There are 2 main hard sections, Mosh and Flood, which are both about as hard as eachother in different ways and make this song so intimidating to FC. Mosh is a barrage of quad notes around a third into the song, with strums placed in between. The most consistent method would be to tap through this whole section, but because of the constant strumming, you are forced to either elbow strum a ridiculous amount of times throughout the section or one hand the whole thing, both of which are very challenging and take practice and solid methods. This is also one of the hardest songs to pass in the series since you can not really cheese through this part with star power, you need to start learning it. The other hard part, Flood, is the real guitar solo of the song, located at the very end; the solo is actually pretty simple, in terms of notes played in the real song, but in game there are a ton of whammy notes charted as high speed trills, along with a ton of sweeps and the whole section is just messy and takes a lot of practice. Smash Hits makes the song much easier, despite the less forgiving WT engine Mosh and Flood are much slower; both of them are easier with some parts tapped in GH3, while Smash Hits is 100% doable one handed. The SH chart is also notable for ending with a 5 note chord, the only one in the GH series.

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This song appears as a Master Track.


Difficulty Total Notes Base Score 4-Star 5-Star
Easy 546 65,520 91,728
Medium 695 88,704 124,186
Hard 1,043 126,020 176,428
Expert 1,247 162,296 227,215