Tuesday, 30 November 2010

God Listens To Slayer!

Yes He does but enough on the Big Guys holy playlist, this is about mine. When I heard Slayer's classic Reign In Blood album in 1986 when it was released it was Love at first spin (it was all vinyl in them days.) I couldn't believe it, I had discovered a band that instantly took over the place in my heart held until then by Metallica.
Slayer (or F**king Slayer! as we fans belovedly know them as) are in one word ~ Awesome. Capital A Awesome. I am a big fan of many, many bands but none will ever replace Slayer. Not even Maiden or AC/DC.
After getting hooked on Reign In Blood I immediately went out and bought Haunting The Chapel, Show No Mercy, Hell Awaits and Live Undead and the rest is history. In school no desk was safe from the bands pentagram logo and my bedroom walls bounced from the speakers and covered in posters of my new found Love.

Photobucket Can draw this in my sleep

I pretty much love everything they do (including the much panned punk covers album Undisputed Attitude) and its not just the incredible music either. Its the package entire; attitude, image, artwork designs, tattoos, general kick assery. Whenever I simply write the word SLAYER I have to write it in their now famous style.
I saw them in Cardiff (with Slipknot, Mastodon and Hatebreed) in 2005 and they were on top formas usual. How Kerry King can headbang while shredding his guitar the way he does never ceases to amaze me. The man is a full on legend and I don't use that word lightly.
New album, World Painted Blood is another addition to a fine catalogue of material and shows the guys are not easing up in their old age. (And no, they are REALLY old but you get my drift.)


  1. I've seen Slayer live a few times now and they have always been good but for some reason I've never gotten into on CD.

    I always intend to pick up some stuff but never seem to.

  2. Maybe a little personal Christmas treat :)