Perfect way to kick off Slayer's best and heaviest album! The riff is insane as well but I might have voted for expendable youth if it hadnt had a chacne of making it to the top, What a song! Still a staple of their live show decades after the release of 'Seasons in the Abyss,' 'War Ensemble' never fails to incite screams of 'Sport the war! Great riff, drums, vocals...GREAT SONG! The lyrics are real and actually make you think. Slayer are currently in the process of writing their 12th studio album, which is tentatively set for a 2013 release, but for now, we celebrate the band's phenomenal career with our picks of the 10 Best Slayer Songs. This song on the Unholy Alliance DvD with Jeff Hanneman striking his guitar down in the main riff was the moment that made me play guitar! Seriously, the haunting bass, the guitars that sound like doom is near, the strong lyrics tell a story about Ed Gein, a relentless body snatched and killer who skinned his victims and wore their skin around his house and make other objects with their flesh. ', Beginning with a scream that embodies the suffering felt within the walls of the Auschwitz concentration camp, 'Angel of Death' is written from the perspective of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. The frenzied riffing heard on Unit 731 Public Display of Dismemberment and Psychopathy Red takes you back to the glories of Reign in Blood. It's my favorite Slayer song and it easily deserves to be top 5. Definitely one of the best thrash metal albums. Pure unadulterated thrash metal. This track can only be described as purely terrifying. This song on the other hand is simply the best Slayer song ever. Epic beginning and deserves to be up there with the classics. Not if this song wasn't suitable for that, but it's probably the closest Slayer got to a "ballad" (although nowhere near it).My opinion here: a good metal song has to remain good without the heaviness. Deserves to be 11th at least, The intro is amazing and the riff is just as good as raining blood's riff not to mention the instuments in the background... Its definitely one of slayer's best songs. Strangely, for a flaming, blood stained middle finger, this song has a BEAUTIFUL solo. Best slayer album by far is hell awaits. One of the cooler Slayer songs to date for me. A little slower than most, with a staedy groove. Difficult song! Great song, the riff, the vocals, the solos, the anger, the rage, vote for this song or you'll find yourself where the sleeping souls lie... Chemical warfare. This is easily one of their best songs and totally kicks the living hell out of World Painted Blood, which I feel should be way lower (about 30th). People vote for it man come on man. Out of all the great Slayer songs Seasons in the Abyss has got to be the greatest, it's brilliantly put together and every moment of the song is awe inspire ring and truly defines this band we all know and love called Slayer. This has a really really fast section, a break section, chaotic solos and the 2nd is also awesome. Raining Blood is a good song, but is so over rated, Slayer have better songs than raining blood, in my opinion Seasons in the abyss, South of Heaven and Dead Skin Mask are way better songs, I just love the Dark and Evil atmosphere of these songs. I love all of South of Heaven, but especially this song. Blasting this song or any Slayer song for that matter while driving makes for the best driving experience. This riff aside from Mandatory Suicide's riff is the most wicked sound in Slayer's entire discography. Description Edit. The main character of the song comes out in the biggining talking about how he has been betrayed and is now fighting to not become a pawn of satan. Relentless guitar work backed by brutal drum work. Across Slayer’s long, storied career, the band have written countless incredible songs. But this song is the exception for me. Godly vocals (as always) brutal intro and blistering riffs. 'South of Heaven' floats somewhere within the many lakes of fire explored by Slayer, taking the listener to an igneous crypt completely new to metalheads at the time, but all too familiar to the devil's favorite band. On September 11th 2001 I stood at the rooftop of my office building in manhattan and watched as the twin towers fell. Then I bought God Hates us all. Why couldn't they follow this style on later albums? All 118 of Slayer's original songs get stacked up. If you don't think it's one of their top3 songs, you're not a Slayer fan. When the girl says LET ME OUT! Everythig about it is perfect. If you can stand mediocre sound, Hell Awaits is really second only to Reign in Blood in Slayer's catalogue, and at times will make you question even that. Why isn't this up there? Best slayer track out of all the lot. Slayer is a thrash metal band. He danced with them first, then ripped off their heads then their faces and used them as his mask. "I have seen the darkened depths of hell, sorcery beyond the witch's spell" one of their best. Slayer guitarist Kerry King names his 10 favorite metal albums, which include Judas Priest's 'Stained Class' and Metallica's 'Master of Puppets.' Beyond the emotional attachment of the day the song is on point. Thanks Jeff H. RIP bro! They are arguably the best thrash band of all time as they have not changed their style or direction since their debut album Show No Mercy.. Slayer performs before Metallica at the Big Four shows, although many would argue that this is an absolute injustice. When people talk about the heaviness, aggression, riffs, intro found in this song, they tend to forget how horrible, almost embarassing the solo is. And with the recent tragic passing of Slayer founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman, nothing could be better than to pay tribute to his amazing talent with the TOP 10 SLAYER SONGS TO TRAIN TO. I love it! Great song, incredible when it's played live, it's a classic, a great headbanger song, come on! the BEST of SLAYERS [from TV & RADIO] is a two-disc album released by King Records featuring the best Slayers vocal tracks from all three original television series and both original radio dramas. Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Deadline, Jun 29, 2007. Vocal and everything. It's full of double bass drumming at really high speed, has great lyrics and guitar riffs. Why is this track over-hated? Formed by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya, Slayer's extremely fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the 1980s "Big Four" bands of the thrash metal style, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Love the headbanging section near the end...Emerging from their Hellish tombTaking flight amidst the nightThe evening skies are raining DeathSwooping down from shadowed skiesTaking simple human formShed their wings to stalk the mortal manLock their jaws into your veinsSatanic soldiers strike their preyLeaving corpses waiting for the changeBlood dripping from the jaws of DeathNot enough to satisfyThey must drain your soul of life. Great vocals, instrumentation, and lyrics all combine to create an amazing song. Much like some of their earlier works, Slayer creates a hellish atmosphere with 'Seasons in the Abyss,' with the feel of the track complementing the title perfectly. Lyrics are awesome, Tom sung it beautifully. Somewhat reminiscent of death metal (cookie-monster music according to Slayer) to be honest. In a true #1 song by any band, there should be one of the greatest riffs of the band, one of the greatest vocal performances, solos, drumming etc. I think top 5 Slayer song. Great song! The screams of terror at the end are terrifying. gave a new iconic phrase for Slayer fans to scream along with frontman Tom Araya. 4. This song has the best solo from any Slayer song in my opinion, it should be in the top 5. its one of the best slayer songs in my opinion! As the demonic sound begins to crescendo, Slayer take hold as they unveil one of the most evil riffs in metal history. The main riff of 'Black Magic' showcases the bane of what allows Slayer to stand out from all other thrash bands. To me, the chorus riff (and intro riff) is one of their best. All the atmosphere of Seasons but with a more villainous riff and a more haunting melody. By 1990, Slayer already used its full potential and ideas in fast extreme thrash songs. King's "Altar of Sacrifice" lyrics make it one of the best, depicting a gruesome scene of demonic transmogrification reminiscent of some of the most hair-raising horror movies of the Eighties. Allow me to start us off with My top 10 favorite Slayer Songs, share yours, talk shit about my favorites, share an unpopular opinion, do whatever- just be able to logically talk about your choices. A real classic indeed for any hardcore people who likes fast and heavy stuff. World Painted Blood above this?! Fast, brutal, to the point, no nonsense. The prime cut was inspired by infamous murderer Ed Gein, who wore the skin of his dead victims. This song could have a great hard rock cover, and it's not the case for Raining Blood or Angel of Death. Forever Haunting in a dreamlike way. Which songs should have made the list? In my opinion one of their few, if not their only good song. Also, this and Vices have similar drum patterns in the intro, with a thunderous thumping beat. "This song is the creepiest Slayer song ever. I love this song and I playthis daily on my guitar. I think it's a great, groovy tune. This definitely deserves a spot in the top ten. Awesome badass intro followed with delicate riffing and epic lyrics just an all round epic song from their first album also drums are killer in this one which has many tempo changes and beat changes. The lyrics "Dance with the dead in my dreams" is the ultimate contribution for the mask that Ed Gein created, and that's how he killed his victims. Having unleashed a brand of unforgiving thrash metal for over 30 years, Slayer are one of the most iconic and influential bands of all time. For all Slayer fans, 'Mandatory Suicide' is no less than a mandatory listen. You can't listen to raining blood without listening to Post Mortem first. Absolutely amazingly heavy. WhatIts music riffs are great..Even decapitated have cover of this song, The most underrated Slayer song. With a name like that, you know slayer is going to nail it. Another fanboy incapable of reading the writing credits in the liner-notes. Jesus. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Deadline Member. The crowning Jewel in the slayer lexicon, worthy of reverence in the American songbook. Most all of the best ones are Jeff's work but this one is Kerry's masterpiece. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist and bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. Best of Hell Awaits. Let's say Metallica's Fight Fire with Fire is one of those songs.In the end, I cannot rate it lower than 666/10 m/. Definitely the best Slayer song ever recorded (in my humble opinion the best thrash metal song of all times). You will hear the best scream in metal history. The drumming is phenomenal! If this was on Raining Blood it would be in top 20 probably 15. What? Must have replayed this song dozens and dozens of times. Why are Raining Blood and Angel of Death more popular Seasons in the Abyss?Easy: because people who look up the most popular extreme thrash band do it because they want to headbang mindlessly. Joined: Aug 30, 2006 Messages: 152 Likes Received: 2 Trophy Points: 18 Location: Costa Rica. It features great drumming, Should be in the top twenty at least, Such a shame. This song literally gets me fired up for anything. Not top ten material. Without this song Slayer would never have become as fast and violent as they did. Slayer should make more songs like this one, with a cool riff and ryth, not like the crazy ones they make, like the number one in this list. Top 10 Tips to Being a Good Crewmate in Among Us, Countries With the Most COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Cases, Best Fitness Center Chains and Gym Franchises. Slayer doing modern Slayer things, but with that manic, train about to derail Lombardo energy behind it, pushing their songs closer to that classic bee swarm blitzkrieg we all know and love. this are my favourites: 1-Silent Scream 2-Angel Of Death 3-Hell Awaits 4-Blood Red But Lombardo’s reinstatement in 2002 put them firmly back on track – until he departed the band for a … Songs: Angel of Death, Raining Blood, Hell Awaits, War Ensemble, Necrophobic.. Members: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph. Choosing the 10 best Slayer songs is a difficult task, considering the band's prolific career. Verse riffs, built-up riffs are just awesome. 4:51 0:30. Relentless guitar work, a very sinister intro, and Tom does some fast vocals on it. On Slayer's first few albums, there was no shortage of songs about satanic rituals and devil worship. Best Slayer Song! Choosing the 10 best Slayer songs is a difficult task, considering the band's prolific career. 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