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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Slayer was formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, later joined by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. Deriving much of their sound from UK speed metal band Music/{{Venom}} and focusing on dark, Satanic themes, they released their first album ''Show No Mercy'' in 1983. Due to its success, they were quickly pressed to make another album, which resulted in the EpicRocking ''Hell Awaits''.

However, Slayer hit gold in 1986 with the release of ''Reign in Blood'' (their first album produced by longtime collaborator Rick Rubin), which demonstrated the signature sound for which they have become known and featured their best-known songs, "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood". The album has been recognized as one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. A couple years later, they released ''South of Heaven''. This was met with mixed reviews. While some enjoyed the slower, sludgier style, others decried them for being BlackSabbath wannabes. However, they combined the best of both worlds with the 1990 release ''Seasons in the Abyss''. Most fans tend to look down on the eleven year period when ''Divine Intervention'' and ''Diabolus in Musica'' were released. However, they gained mass controversy with the release of ''God Hates us All'' (coincidentally released on Sept. 11th, 2001). With their 2006 release, ''Christ Illusion'', more fans seem to be warming up with them since they are returning to their thrash metal roots, a trend that continued with ''World Painted Blood'' three years later.

As {{Metallica}} is with its fans, Slayer is with the general public. Much of the content of Slayer songs is quite dark, sometimes focusing on Satanic and anti-Christian themes, and sometimes focusing on the major problems with the world (war, terrorism, religion, serial killers, etc.). Also, every single album cover can be described either as disgusting, unsettling, or horrifying. This has generated album bans and has led many MoralGuardians to decry the members of Slayer as Satanists. However, they fail to realize that vocalist/bassist Tom Araya is a Catholic and Kerry King (who writes virtually all the most stridently "Satanic" lyrics) is actually an Atheist. Despite writing these songs, King has constantly stated that he does not condone what the songs are about, instead likening them to horror movie-equivalent entertainment.

Many critics have called Slayer the world's first death metal band. While they did inspire many of the death metal bands of nowadays, they are strictly thrash metal. Slayer has even said that they do not support death metal and call it "cookie monster music".

Not to be confused with the {{Anime}} ''{{Slayers}}'' or the TV series ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (Joss Whedon himself prefers for it to be shortened as ''Buffy'').

Slayer has made ten studio albums:
* ''Show No Mercy'' - 1983
* ''Hell Awaits'' - 1985
* ''Reign in Blood'' - 1986
* ''South of Heaven'' - 1988
* ''Seasons in the Abyss'' - 1990
* ''Divine Intervention'' - 1994
* ''Diabolus in Musica'' - 1998
* ''God Hates us All'' - 2001
* ''Christ Illusion'' - 2006
* ''World Painted Blood'' - 2009

(Also included in the Slayer discography is an album of HardcorePunk covers, ''Undisputed Attitude'', released in 1996.)

''Current lineup:''
* Tom Araya: vocals, bass guitar
* Jeff Hanneman: lead guitar
* Kerry King: rhythm guitar
* Dave Lombardo: drums (1981-1986, 1987-1992, 2001-present)

''Former members:''
* Tony Scaglione: drums (1986-1987)
* Paul Bostaph: drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001)
* Jon Dette: drums (1996-1997)
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Slayer shows these tropes:

* AlbumTitleDrop: The closing line for "Raining Blood" (the last song from ''Reign in Blood'') is, "Now I shall reign in blood!"
** Also ''God Hates Us All'' as the last line of the intro "Darkness Of Christ" and part of the chorus in "Disciple," and ''Christ Illusion'' in second-to-last song "Cult." Most other albums have a title track, but ''Diabolus In Musica'' is the only one to not have a title drop at all.
* AuthorAppeal: Frontman Tom Araya has an interest in serial killers, as noted in the songs "213" (Jeffrey Dahmer) and "Dead Skin Mask" (Ed Gein). Jeff Hanneman is interested in World War II, since his relatives served in the military, and of Nazi history, despite the fact that in various interviews, he doesn't support nor condone Nazism itself. Kerry King *really* doesn't like organized religion. (the last being ironic as Tom Araya is a devout Christian but is willing to sing anything that King comes up with)
* CoverAlbum: ''Undisputed Attitude''
** Though one of the songs is a parody instead of a straight cover (TheStooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" becomes the straight-up IntercourseWithYou "I'm Gonna Be Your God").
* DidNotDoTheResearch: Many examples:
** Religious groups have constantly accused Slayer of being Satanists. However, Tom Araya is Catholic and Kerry King is an atheist, stating repeatedly that he doesn't believe either God or Satan exist.
*** Which is ''really'' hilarious if you consider the aforementioned Tom Araya wrote a song ''based on a rather infamous anti-abortion film most widely known in the very evangelical Christian circles condemning Slayer as a bunch of devil worshippers''.
** They have been accused of supporting Nazism, thanks to the songs "Angel of Death" and "SS-3" and their cover of Minor Threat's "Guilty of Being White" (which changed the phrase to "guilty of being right" at the end), and the fact that guitarist Jeff Hanneman collects Nazi medals and other war paraphernalia. The band has stated that they don't condone Nazism. Also overlooked is the fact that both Tom Araya (a Chilean) and Dave Lombardo (a Cuban) are of Hispanic descent.
** Slayer is generally thrash metal! It is not DeathMetal! Can't you get it right, [[SouthPark Mr. "Hippies Can't Stand Death Metal"]]?
* EpicRiff: "Raining Blood"
* {{Flanderization}}: While their earlier albums had some Satanic themes, they were often mixed with other topics. As Kerry King has gradually begun writing more lyrics, their main theme seemed to become hatred against Christianity, as the titles of ''God Hates us All'' and ''Christ Illusion'' suggest. ''World Painted Blood'' appears to have turned this around, however.
** YMMV. Their debut album, "Show No Mercy", mentions Satan by name at least once every single song. And their second album, "Hell Awaits", largely still focuses on Satanic themes or related evil themes (vampires, undead).
*** The difference is the form both cases take. It's like comparing "Hell is a great subject" to "Christianity is a lie," since a lot of the earlier songs mentioned fell more under RefugeInAudacity or RockMeAsmodeus, but the more recent pack of "Satanic" songs are a lot more of an AuthorFilibuster... Just see AuthorAppeal above.
* FunWithAcronyms: To some fans, Slayer is an acronym for "'''S'''atan '''L'''aughs '''A'''s '''Y'''ou '''E'''ternally '''R'''ot".
** This is in fact a ''backronym'', which the band printed in the sleeve of ''Divine Intervention''.
* {{Gorn}}: Some of their lyrics fall into this category, most notably "Angel of Death" and "Piece by Piece".
* LongRunnerLineup: Type 1 or 5, thanks to twenty nonconsecutive years with Dave Lombardo behind the drums.
* MetalScream: The opening of "Angel of Death", most notably.
** Also, the way some fans like to refer to the band: they don't simply say the name, they [[NoIndoorVoice just belt out]] '''[[NoIndoorVoice SSSSSSSSSSSSLAAAAAAAAAYEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''
*** Tom Araya was quite fond of doing this on the early Slayer albums, suddenly turning a single word into a high-pitched drawn-out scream, as seen in "Black Magic", "Chemical Warfare", and "Necrophobic".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness : Unlike [[{{Metallica}} some]] [[Music/{{Megadeth}} other]] thrash metal bands of the time, they usually settle on Level 9.
* MotorMouth: Several songs, but "Reborn" and "Necrophobic" (both from ''Reign In Blood'' and the latter a full song in less than two minutes) are probably the best-known.
* NotChristianRock: Yes, '''''Slayer''''' of all bands has an example here--the song "Silent Scream" on ''South of Heaven'' is not only an anti-abortion song but is explicitly based on a rather obscure anti-abortion video entitled "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silent_Scream The Silent Scream]]". [[spoiler:The movie--most well known in evangelical Christian and Catholic anti-abortion circles where it is still used as a "scared straight" film--purports to depict a first-trimester D&X (dilation and extraction) abortion via ultrasound, and includes [[NightmareFuel rather graphic descriptions of the dismemberment of the fetus and the "terror" of it trying to get away from the instruments of abortion including "screaming"]] (lending the film its name).]]
* PrecisionFStrike: From ''Show No Mercy'', the song "Fight 'Till Death" (There is no future, no fucking world to be saved). From ''Haunting the Chapel'', the song "Chemical Warfare" (Artificial fucking peace / Line up in a death row). From ''Reign in Blood'', the song "Criminally Insane" (I have yet only just begun / TO TAKE YOUR FUCKING LIVES!). From ''Seasons in the Abyss'', the song "Expendable Youth" (TRY AND TAKE ME, YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!).
** ClusterFBomb: Several songs on ''God Hates Us All'', but "Payback" takes the cake.
* [[RainOfBlood Raining Blood]]
* RatedMForManly: It's pretty much a certainty that there will be no line for the women's restroom at a Slayer concert.
* ReflectiveEyes: The entire video for "Eyes Of The Insane" is shot from this kind of perspective.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RockMeAsmodeus: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9R3_cS6jsk They really like Satanic themes]].
* {{Satan}}
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The HardcorePunk CoverAlbum ''Undisputed Attitude''.
* SympatheticPOV: Averted in songs like "Angel of Death", "Dead Skin Mask", "213", and "Jihad".
* ThoseWackyNazis: Angel of Death, Behind the Crooked Cross, SS-3
* VillainSong: Face the Slayer
** ''You think you can destroy me, you better think again, I'm eternal terror, my curse will never end!''


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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Slayer was formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, later joined by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. Deriving much of their sound from UK speed metal band Music/{{Venom}} and focusing on dark, Satanic themes, they released their first album ''Show No Mercy'' in 1983. Due to its success, they were quickly pressed to make another album, which resulted in the EpicRocking ''Hell Awaits''.

However, Slayer hit gold in 1986 with the release of ''Reign in Blood'' (their first album produced by longtime collaborator Rick Rubin), which demonstrated the signature sound for which they have become known and featured their best-known songs, "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood". The album has been recognized as one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. A couple years later, they released ''South of Heaven''. This was met with mixed reviews. While some enjoyed the slower, sludgier style, others decried them for being BlackSabbath wannabes. However, they combined the best of both worlds with the 1990 release ''Seasons in the Abyss''. Most fans tend to look down on the eleven year period when ''Divine Intervention'' and ''Diabolus in Musica'' were released. However, they gained mass controversy with the release of ''God Hates us All'' (coincidentally released on Sept. 11th, 2001). With their 2006 release, ''Christ Illusion'', more fans seem to be warming up with them since they are returning to their thrash metal roots, a trend that continued with ''World Painted Blood'' three years later.

As {{Metallica}} is with its fans, Slayer is with the general public. Much of the content of Slayer songs is quite dark, sometimes focusing on Satanic and anti-Christian themes, and sometimes focusing on the major problems with the world (war, terrorism, religion, serial killers, etc.). Also, every single album cover can be described either as disgusting, unsettling, or horrifying. This has generated album bans and has led many MoralGuardians to decry the members of Slayer as Satanists. However, they fail to realize that vocalist/bassist Tom Araya is a Catholic and Kerry King (who writes virtually all the most stridently "Satanic" lyrics) is actually an Atheist. Despite writing these songs, King has constantly stated that he does not condone what the songs are about, instead likening them to horror movie-equivalent entertainment.

Many critics have called Slayer the world's first death metal band. While they did inspire many of the death metal bands of nowadays, they are strictly thrash metal. Slayer has even said that they do not support death metal and call it "cookie monster music".

Not to be confused with the {{Anime}} ''{{Slayers}}'' or the TV series ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (Joss Whedon himself prefers for it to be shortened as ''Buffy'').

Slayer has made ten studio albums:
* ''Show No Mercy'' - 1983
* ''Hell Awaits'' - 1985
* ''Reign in Blood'' - 1986
* ''South of Heaven'' - 1988
* ''Seasons in the Abyss'' - 1990
* ''Divine Intervention'' - 1994
* ''Diabolus in Musica'' - 1998
* ''God Hates us All'' - 2001
* ''Christ Illusion'' - 2006
* ''World Painted Blood'' - 2009

(Also included in the Slayer discography is an album of HardcorePunk covers, ''Undisputed Attitude'', released in 1996.)

''Current lineup:''
* Tom Araya: vocals, bass guitar
* Jeff Hanneman: lead guitar
* Kerry King: rhythm guitar
* Dave Lombardo: drums (1981-1986, 1987-1992, 2001-present)

''Former members:''
* Tony Scaglione: drums (1986-1987)
* Paul Bostaph: drums (1992-1996, 1997-2001)
* Jon Dette: drums (1996-1997)
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Slayer shows these tropes:

* AlbumTitleDrop: The closing line for "Raining Blood" (the last song from ''Reign in Blood'') is, "Now I shall reign in blood!"
** Also ''God Hates Us All'' as the last line of the intro "Darkness Of Christ" and part of the chorus in "Disciple," and ''Christ Illusion'' in second-to-last song "Cult." Most other albums have a title track, but ''Diabolus In Musica'' is the only one to not have a title drop at all.
* AuthorAppeal: Frontman Tom Araya has an interest in serial killers, as noted in the songs "213" (Jeffrey Dahmer) and "Dead Skin Mask" (Ed Gein). Jeff Hanneman is interested in World War II, since his relatives served in the military, and of Nazi history, despite the fact that in various interviews, he doesn't support nor condone Nazism itself. Kerry King *really* doesn't like organized religion. (the last being ironic as Tom Araya is a devout Christian but is willing to sing anything that King comes up with)
* CoverAlbum: ''Undisputed Attitude''
** Though one of the songs is a parody instead of a straight cover (TheStooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" becomes the straight-up IntercourseWithYou "I'm Gonna Be Your God").
* DidNotDoTheResearch: Many examples:
** Religious groups have constantly accused Slayer of being Satanists. However, Tom Araya is Catholic and Kerry King is an atheist, stating repeatedly that he doesn't believe either God or Satan exist.
*** Which is ''really'' hilarious if you consider the aforementioned Tom Araya wrote a song ''based on a rather infamous anti-abortion film most widely known in the very evangelical Christian circles condemning Slayer as a bunch of devil worshippers''.
** They have been accused of supporting Nazism, thanks to the songs "Angel of Death" and "SS-3" and their cover of Minor Threat's "Guilty of Being White" (which changed the phrase to "guilty of being right" at the end), and the fact that guitarist Jeff Hanneman collects Nazi medals and other war paraphernalia. The band has stated that they don't condone Nazism. Also overlooked is the fact that both Tom Araya (a Chilean) and Dave Lombardo (a Cuban) are of Hispanic descent.
** Slayer is generally thrash metal! It is not DeathMetal! Can't you get it right, [[SouthPark Mr. "Hippies Can't Stand Death Metal"]]?
* EpicRiff: "Raining Blood"
* {{Flanderization}}: While their earlier albums had some Satanic themes, they were often mixed with other topics. As Kerry King has gradually begun writing more lyrics, their main theme seemed to become hatred against Christianity, as the titles of ''God Hates us All'' and ''Christ Illusion'' suggest. ''World Painted Blood'' appears to have turned this around, however.
** YMMV. Their debut album, "Show No Mercy", mentions Satan by name at least once every single song. And their second album, "Hell Awaits", largely still focuses on Satanic themes or related evil themes (vampires, undead).
*** The difference is the form both cases take. It's like comparing "Hell is a great subject" to "Christianity is a lie," since a lot of the earlier songs mentioned fell more under RefugeInAudacity or RockMeAsmodeus, but the more recent pack of "Satanic" songs are a lot more of an AuthorFilibuster... Just see AuthorAppeal above.
* FunWithAcronyms: To some fans, Slayer is an acronym for "'''S'''atan '''L'''aughs '''A'''s '''Y'''ou '''E'''ternally '''R'''ot".
** This is in fact a ''backronym'', which the band printed in the sleeve of ''Divine Intervention''.
* {{Gorn}}: Some of their lyrics fall into this category, most notably "Angel of Death" and "Piece by Piece".
* LongRunnerLineup: Type 1 or 5, thanks to twenty nonconsecutive years with Dave Lombardo behind the drums.
* MetalScream: The opening of "Angel of Death", most notably.
** Also, the way some fans like to refer to the band: they don't simply say the name, they [[NoIndoorVoice just belt out]] '''[[NoIndoorVoice SSSSSSSSSSSSLAAAAAAAAAYEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''
*** Tom Araya was quite fond of doing this on the early Slayer albums, suddenly turning a single word into a high-pitched drawn-out scream, as seen in "Black Magic", "Chemical Warfare", and "Necrophobic".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness : Unlike [[{{Metallica}} some]] [[Music/{{Megadeth}} other]] thrash metal bands of the time, they usually settle on Level 9.
* MotorMouth: Several songs, but "Reborn" and "Necrophobic" (both from ''Reign In Blood'' and the latter a full song in less than two minutes) are probably the best-known.
* NotChristianRock: Yes, '''''Slayer''''' of all bands has an example here--the song "Silent Scream" on ''South of Heaven'' is not only an anti-abortion song but is explicitly based on a rather obscure anti-abortion video entitled "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silent_Scream The Silent Scream]]". [[spoiler:The movie--most well known in evangelical Christian and Catholic anti-abortion circles where it is still used as a "scared straight" film--purports to depict a first-trimester D&X (dilation and extraction) abortion via ultrasound, and includes [[NightmareFuel rather graphic descriptions of the dismemberment of the fetus and the "terror" of it trying to get away from the instruments of abortion including "screaming"]] (lending the film its name).]]
* PrecisionFStrike: From ''Show No Mercy'', the song "Fight 'Till Death" (There is no future, no fucking world to be saved). From ''Haunting the Chapel'', the song "Chemical Warfare" (Artificial fucking peace / Line up in a death row). From ''Reign in Blood'', the song "Criminally Insane" (I have yet only just begun / TO TAKE YOUR FUCKING LIVES!). From ''Seasons in the Abyss'', the song "Expendable Youth" (TRY AND TAKE ME, YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!).
** ClusterFBomb: Several songs on ''God Hates Us All'', but "Payback" takes the cake.
* [[RainOfBlood Raining Blood]]
* RatedMForManly: It's pretty much a certainty that there will be no line for the women's restroom at a Slayer concert.
* ReflectiveEyes: The entire video for "Eyes Of The Insane" is shot from this kind of perspective.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RockMeAsmodeus: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9R3_cS6jsk They really like Satanic themes]].
* {{Satan}}
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The HardcorePunk CoverAlbum ''Undisputed Attitude''.
* SympatheticPOV: Averted in songs like "Angel of Death", "Dead Skin Mask", "213", and "Jihad".
* ThoseWackyNazis: Angel of Death, Behind the Crooked Cross, SS-3
* VillainSong: Face the Slayer
** ''You think you can destroy me, you better think again, I'm eternal terror, my curse will never end!''


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24th Sep '11 4:02:19 AM NaphthaTurisas
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* ClusterFBomb: Several songs on ''God Hates Us All'', but "Payback" takes the cake.



* {{Flanderization}} : While their earlier albums had some Satanic themes, they were often mixed with other topics. As Kerry King has gradually begun writing more lyrics, their main theme seemed to become hatred against Christianity, as the titles of ''God Hates us All'' and ''Christ Illusion'' suggest. ''World Painted Blood'' appears to have turned this around, however.

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* {{Flanderization}} : {{Flanderization}}: While their earlier albums had some Satanic themes, they were often mixed with other topics. As Kerry King has gradually begun writing more lyrics, their main theme seemed to become hatred against Christianity, as the titles of ''God Hates us All'' and ''Christ Illusion'' suggest. ''World Painted Blood'' appears to have turned this around, however.



*** The difference is the form both cases take. It's like comparing "Hell is a great subject" to "Christianity is a lie," since a lot of the earlier songs mentioned fell more under RefugeInAudacity or RockMeAsmodeus, but the more recent pack of "Satanic" songs are a lot more of an AuthorFilibuster... Just see AuthorAppeal above.



** ClusterFBomb: Several songs on ''God Hates Us All'', but "Payback" takes the cake.



* RatedMForManly It's pretty much a certainty that there will be no line for the women's restroom at a Slayer concert.

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* RatedMForManly RatedMForManly: It's pretty much a certainty that there will be no line for the women's restroom at a Slayer concert.concert.
* ReflectiveEyes: The entire video for "Eyes Of The Insane" is shot from this kind of perspective.



* SympatheticPOV : Averted in songs like "Angel of Death", "Dead Skin Mask", "213", and "Jihad".

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* SympatheticPOV : SympatheticPOV: Averted in songs like "Angel of Death", "Dead Skin Mask", "213", and "Jihad".
18th Sep '11 11:04:17 AM nombretomado
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness : Unlike [[{{Metallica}} some]] [[{{Megadeth}} other]] thrash metal bands of the time, they usually settle on Level 9.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness : Unlike [[{{Metallica}} some]] [[{{Megadeth}} [[Music/{{Megadeth}} other]] thrash metal bands of the time, they usually settle on Level 9.
16th Sep '11 8:29:56 PM erforce
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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Slayer was formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, later joined by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. Deriving much of their sound from UK speed metal band {{Venom}} and focusing on dark, Satanic themes, they released their first album ''Show No Mercy'' in 1983. Due to its success, they were quickly pressed to make another album, which resulted in the EpicRocking ''Hell Awaits''.

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One of the "Big Four" ThrashMetal bands, Slayer was formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King, later joined by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. Deriving much of their sound from UK speed metal band {{Venom}} Music/{{Venom}} and focusing on dark, Satanic themes, they released their first album ''Show No Mercy'' in 1983. Due to its success, they were quickly pressed to make another album, which resulted in the EpicRocking ''Hell Awaits''.
27th Aug '11 6:25:47 AM Cantido
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* VillainSong: Face the Slayer
** ''You think you can destroy me, you better think again, I'm eternal terror, my curse will never end!''

24th Aug '11 8:26:03 PM MorganFrohman
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*** Tom Araya was quite fond of doing this on the early Slayer albums, suddenly turning a single word into a high-pitched drawn-out scream, as seen in "Black Magic", "Chemical Warfare", and "Necrophobic".
24th Aug '11 8:11:18 PM MorganFrohman
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* AuthorAppeal: Frontman Tom Araya has an interest in serial killers, as noted in the songs "213" (Jeffrey Dahmer) and "Dead Skin Mask" (Ed Gein). Jeff Hanneman is interested in World War II, since his relatives served in the military, and of Nazi history, despite the fact that in various interviews, he doesn't support nor condone Nazism itself.

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* AuthorAppeal: Frontman Tom Araya has an interest in serial killers, as noted in the songs "213" (Jeffrey Dahmer) and "Dead Skin Mask" (Ed Gein). Jeff Hanneman is interested in World War II, since his relatives served in the military, and of Nazi history, despite the fact that in various interviews, he doesn't support nor condone Nazism itself. Kerry King *really* doesn't like organized religion. (the last being ironic as Tom Araya is a devout Christian but is willing to sing anything that King comes up with)
6th Aug '11 2:21:46 PM darkjezter
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* RatedMForManly It's pretty much a certainty that there will be no line for the women's restroom at a Slayer concert.
12th Jul '11 6:02:34 PM regresal
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* [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch]]: The songs "Angel of Death" and "Jihad" take the point of view of a certain individual (Dr. Josef Mengele and a Muslim terrorist, respectively) and have had many people say that Slayer sympathizes with them. However, anybody who has read the lyrics can tell that they are not sympathetic towards them. The band wrote the song "SS-3" [[TakeThat specifically to annoy religious groups.]] In fact, during the 90's Slayer used a variation of the Nazi ''Reichsadler'' (replacing the swastika with the band's name) specifically to gain attention.



* HarsherInHindsight: Because of various issues, the release of ''God Hates Us All'' was delayed until September 11, 2001.
9th Jun '11 10:19:17 AM igordebraga
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** Though one of the songs is a parody instead of a straight cover (TheStooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" becomes the straight-up IntercourseWithYou "I'm Gonna Be Your God").



** Slayer is generally thrash metal! It is not death metal! Can't you get it right, [[SouthPark Mr. "Hippies Can't Stand Death Metal"]]?

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** Slayer is generally thrash metal! It is not death metal! DeathMetal! Can't you get it right, [[SouthPark Mr. "Hippies Can't Stand Death Metal"]]?
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