History YMMV / Slayer

7th Feb '16 6:20:31 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Generally considered to be ''Reign in Blood'', although opinions vary and some consider it their JumpingTheShark moment. ''Hell Awaits'' and ''South of Heaven'' are also quite well regarded; there is a small but vocal minority that considers ''Hell Awaits'' to be the band's finest work and another one that says the same about ''Show No Mercy''. ** Some fans consider ''Seasons In The Abyss'' to be Slayer's best album.
25th Sep '15 6:59:12 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* TheScrappy: Kerry King has become this in recent years due to his actions following Hanneman's death, and his generally loudmouthed nature and tendency to make short-sighted and inflammatory comments has not engendered any popularity with dedicated fans either. The circumstances surrounding ''Repentless'' (namely his refusal to let Gary Holt write anything and justifying this by alleging that the fans weren't ready to see Holt become an active writer despite plenty of fans calling for him to let Holt do just that) have ''not'' made things any better.
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* TheScrappy: Kerry King has become this in recent years due to his actions following Hanneman's death, and his generally loudmouthed nature and tendency to make short-sighted and inflammatory comments has not engendered any popularity with dedicated fans either. The circumstances surrounding ''Repentless'' (namely his refusal to let Gary Holt write anything and justifying this by alleging claiming that the fans weren't ready to see Holt become an active writer despite plenty of fans calling for him to let Holt do just that) have ''not'' made things any better.
25th Sep '15 6:55:21 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* TheScrappy: Kerry King has become this in recent years due to his actions following Hanneman's death, and his generally loudmouthed nature and tendency to make short-sighted and inflammatory comments has not engendered any popularity with dedicated fans either. The circumstances surrounding ''Repentless'' (namely his refusal to let Gary Holt write anything and justifying this by alleging that the fans weren't ready to see Holt become an active writer despite plenty of fans calling for him to let Holt do just that) have ''not'' made things any better.
19th Jul '15 4:12:46 PM HasturHasturHastur
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** And then, there are those who feel the band jumped the shark when Paul Bostaph was hired as their drummer and, particularly, when 1998's NuMetal influenced ''Diabolus In Musica'' was released. ''God Hates Us All'' is similarly polarizing, with many going as far as to say that the album was even worse than Diabolus (although it did give the band their first ever Grammy nomination with "Disciple"). Fortunately, 2006's ''Christ Illusion'' and 2009's ''World Painted Blood'' mostly rectified this by shedding the NuMetal influences and returning to the band's thrash metal roots.
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** And then, there are those who feel the band jumped the shark when Paul Bostaph was hired as their drummer and, particularly, when 1998's NuMetal influenced ''Diabolus In Musica'' was released. ''God Hates Us All'' is similarly polarizing, with many going as far as to say that the album was even worse than Diabolus (although it did give the band their first ever Grammy nomination with "Disciple"). Fortunately, 2006's ''Christ Illusion'' and 2009's ''World Painted Blood'' mostly rectified this by shedding the NuMetal influences and returning to the band's thrash metal roots.roots, but songs like "Playing with Dolls" still remain a serious point of contention among the fanbase.

* MagnumOpus: Generally considered to be ''Reign in Blood'', although opinions vary and some consider it their JumpingTheShark moment. ''Hell Awaits'' and ''South of Heaven'' are also quite well regarded; there is a small but vocal minority that considers ''Hell Awaits'' to be the band's finest work.
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* MagnumOpus: Generally considered to be ''Reign in Blood'', although opinions vary and some consider it their JumpingTheShark moment. ''Hell Awaits'' and ''South of Heaven'' are also quite well regarded; there is a small but vocal minority that considers ''Hell Awaits'' to be the band's finest work.work and another one that says the same about ''Show No Mercy''.

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* MagnumOpus: Generally considered to be ''Reign in Blood'', although opinions vary and some consider ReplacementScrappy: Averted with Gary Holt, who is probably one of the ''only'' guitarists who had a shot at being welcomed by the fans as a replacement for Hanneman; it their JumpingTheShark moment. ''Hell Awaits'' and ''South of Heaven'' are also quite well regarded; there is a small but vocal minority probably helps that considers ''Hell Awaits'' he manages to be capture the band's finest work.essence of Hanneman's playing style while putting his own, equally-distinctive stamp on it. Played straight with Paul Bostaph, who wasn't particularly well-liked the first time around and still isn't held in particularly high regard even in his second time around.
7th Jan '15 11:10:37 AM Alucard
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Who wrote this? GHUA has 80% on metacritic and "Disciple" is their 12th most-played song according to setlist.fm. Killing it until it gets rewritten to actually make sense.
* SeasonalRot: This has been levied at them. Fandom opinion is split about ''Divine Intervention'', but ''Diabolus in Musica'' and ''God Hates Us All'' are near-universally despised; lastly, while most fans don't hate ''Christ Illusion'' and ''World Painted Blood'', they also don't tend to be overly fond of them and view them as disappointing and unremarkable.
7th Dec '14 3:23:02 PM TwoGunAngel
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* HeartwarmingMoments: Slayer and the crew recently [[http://loudwire.com/slayer-crew-rescue-little-kitten/ rescued a little kitten prior to a show in Indianapolis and helped her find a new home]].
26th Nov '14 11:08:41 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: This trope was one of the main criticisms people had with ''God Hates Us All''. The album contained quite a few [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]] (which were, until then, a rarity in Slayer's music), similarly forced screaming in parts, and the same NuMetal influence that permeated their prior album. Not to mention a pointless picture in the album booklet of a Bible with nails and the band name burned into it, which was clearly done for no reason other than to prove that they could still be "edgy" in the age of more extreme bands like ''Music/{{Mayhem}}'' and ''Music/{{Nile}}''.
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* SeasonalRot: This has been levied at them. Fandom opinion is split about ''Divine Intervention'', but ''Diabolus in Musica'' and ''God Hates Us All'' are near-universally despised; lastly, while most fans don't hate ''Christ Illusion'' and ''World Painted Blood'', they also don't tend to be overly fond of them and view them as disappointing and unremarkable. * WereStillRelevantDammit: This trope was one of the main criticisms people had with ''God Hates Us All''. The album contained quite a few [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]] (which were, until then, a rarity in Slayer's music), similarly forced screaming in parts, and the same NuMetal influence that permeated their prior album. Not to mention a pointless picture in the album booklet of a Bible with nails and the band name burned into it, which was clearly done for no reason other than to prove that they could still be "edgy" in the age of more extreme bands like ''Music/{{Mayhem}}'' Music/{{Mayhem}} and ''Music/{{Nile}}''.Music/{{Nile}}.
14th Nov '14 5:15:08 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
* UnfortunateImplications: Some people took offense when ''God Hates Us All'' was released on...September 11, 2001. The band, however, had no control over this; it was just a "New Release Tuesday," with their album at least [[Music/DreamTheater not getting pulled]]. No one could have predicted the events of September 11 and the release date was probably determined weeks, if not, months in advance.
4th Sep '14 6:23:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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Complaining About Shows You Dont Watch is now only about the In Universe usage. Its usage as an Audience Reaction is being removed, as well as usage in criticism on work pages, which is inappropriate regardless.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: 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. ** When asked about "Angel of Death", Hannemann said "nothing I put in the lyrics that says necessarily he was a bad man, because to me well, isn't that obvious? I shouldn't have to tell you that."
26th Apr '14 6:56:53 PM CassandraLeo
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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Hell Awaits'' and ''Reign in Blood'' both got this reaction.
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