I'm 28 and I've been listening to metal since Kindergarten and this is my first Slayer album. I don't know how or why it took so long to get into them, but now I'm hooked. I listen to Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost, Venom, Hypocrisy, Vader, At The Gates etc. for years now and I just never gave Slayer a shot. I was craving someting straight forward. Something a little more "in your face" and "pure" than the death and black metal I always listen to. I said to myself, "y'know what, it don't get much more straight forward than Slayer." I was always familiar with "Raining Blood" and "Angel of Death" so that confirmed my decision. "Let's give these guys a REAL listen." I listened to "World Painted Blood" over and over and over again. I ran out and bought "Christ Illusion" and "God Hates Us All." They're amazing. Then I bought "Diabolous In Musica", "Divine Intervention", "Seasons In The Abyss", "South of Heaven", and "Reign in Blood". THEN I bought "Hell Awaits", "Haunting the Chapel" and "Show No Mercy". This transpired over the coarse of three days. I've been on steady aural diet of Slayer since I picked up Worl Painted Blood. Having been an on again, off again Metallica fan, I can honestly say "Who the fuck needs Metallica when we still have Slayer?". I owned "Death Magnetic" for....three days. That's a coincidence (3 days again). It's lazy song structures and complete lack of inspiration and detail was nauseating. It was a snooze a thon. It's like easy listening for a hard rock audience. Slayer, on the other hand, still has the drive and desire to make a great album. I honestly don't feel that it's necisary to listen to Metallica, Megadeth, or Exodus. Slayer owns that style of metal. They do it the best. All others pail in comparison. HAIL SLAYER! I'm a new fan but they have easily become one of my top bands. NOW I know why Slayer fans are so ravenously devoted. Slayer never disapoints. Slayer does not have a bad album in their discography.
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