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Old 05-06-2011, 02:29 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Slayer was the first band that got me into Metal. I got "Divine Intervention" from a cut out cassette bin when it came out and listened to it on my walkman over and over in fear that if i played it on my stereo my step dd would flip out and make me take it back. Not my favorite album by them, but one that holds nostalgic memories for me.. i got all the other albums shortly after.

Also, "Show No Mercy" is a great early thrash metal album, kinda like "Kill em All" for example, where it retained much of the hardcore punk influence, since Trash evolved out of hardcore. I do not get the hate for the album. "Haunting the Chapel" is one of the best metal EP's as well, amazing stuff on that one as well. Personally I prefer those albums and "Hell Awaits" to much of their stuff that came after. "Reign in Blood" to me is not their best, it has "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood", which are both essential songs.. but I find everything sandwiched in between to just not hold up to the bookend songs, feels kinda fillerish.

some of my favorites.


This song never seems to get much attention, but I think it is in the top 5 songs they ever did anyway.


Another one that people do not seem to talk about, but it is one of my favorites of theirs.


"Hell Awaits" is my personal favorite album by them, I know the band doesn't agree and say they find it not to great cause it was not produced well enough for them. But I think that is part of its greatness. Filthy and Raw sounding. I love this album.

Those would be 3 I would pust up here, of course they had other songs I like:

Skeletons of Society
Black Magic
Hell Awaits
Dead Skin Mask
Killing Fields

and many more.

Still one of my favorite metal bands, if not just for nostalgia sake.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #132 (permalink)
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June 6th is International Day of Slayer. How are you going to celebrate? Music Choice will be playing blocks of their music on monday. They are amazing live.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #133 (permalink)
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^ I was just about to post that. The point of it is to play it so loud so everyone can hear it, I just can't do that at school, but I'll be blasting every one of their albums through headphones to pay respects to one of my favorite metal bands.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #134 (permalink)
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June 6th is International Day of Slayer. How are you going to celebrate? Music Choice will be playing blocks of their music on monday. They are amazing live.
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Dude, Raining Blood!
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I can still remember my first time hearing Slayer:

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**** yeah! Die By the Sword was one of the first thrash songs I ever heard! Slayer may not be the most creative band ever, but they are still ****ing god!
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Black Magic is my favorite still off of "Show No Mercy".

I love the first few releases "Show No Mercy", "Haunting the Chapel", "Live Undead" and "Hell Awaits" a ton. I seem to be in a minority when I say "Reign In Blood" gets more credit than it deserves. To me that album is good for the bookmark tracks. But the tracks in between don't live up to it and feel like filler to me. I like the early days better than what they started with "Reign in Blood".. though "South of Heaven" and "Seasons in the Abyss" had there moments, I will still take those early albums over them.
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Black Magic is my favorite still off of "Show No Mercy".

I love the first few releases "Show No Mercy", "Haunting the Chapel", "Live Undead" and "Hell Awaits" a ton. I seem to be in a minority when I say "Reign In Blood" gets more credit than it deserves. To me that album is good for the bookmark tracks. But the tracks in between don't live up to it and feel like filler to me. I like the early days better than what they started with "Reign in Blood".. though "South of Heaven" and "Seasons in the Abyss" had there moments, I will still take those early albums over them.
I sort of agree with you, I just think that it didn't age that well. As far as 1986 goes, when it came out, it was space age. Now, it's kinda generic.
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Yeah, when it was released it was probably the craziest thing to come out of thrash metal... well, maybe US thrash metal... and it was rather groundbreaking. But here we are 26 years later, and it seems dated. It is a good album, just not the masterpeice people make it out to be.

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same guy did one in 2010 to Pantera, but that was not nearly as awesome as this one. Looking forward to what he comes up with this year though.
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