Slayer – Top Ten Songs Of The 21st Century
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:41:35
We countdown the Los Angeles thrash titans ten best bruisers of the aughts!
It's been six years since Slayer christened the world with the brilliantly brutal World Painted Blood. A lot has happened since then. The band destroyed stages worldwide alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax as part of the historic Big 4 in between sold out headline gigs everywhere. However, during that time, music lost one of its most important creative pioneers with the tragic passing of Slayer founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Since then, all eyes have been on the band and what their next musical move would be. As evinced by last week's unveiling of "Repentless," Slayer are back in full form not only honoring Hanneman's legacy but expanding the mythos of the band they started together. Repentless arrives September 11 via Nuclear Blast, and we decided to countdown the Top Ten Slayer Songs this century in honor of the band kicking off their headline run on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival.
Top Ten Slayer Songs of The 21st Century
This one literally exploded on impact. Slayer debuted it at live during the 2014 Revolver Golden God Awards as part of a surprise performance. It was the first piece of music to be released post-Jeff Hanneman's passing, and it served as fitting tribute with its ferocious double bass, tightly wound riffs, and needlepoint soloing. The lyrics instantly transfixed before targeting on to an explosive refrain. It announced Slayer's proper homecoming with a big bang.
Listen To "Implode"
The final track from God Hates Us All is one of their most fierce. It rips faces off with its lightspeed lyrical delivery from Tom Araya culminating on the appropriate scream of, "Payback's a b**** motherf***er!" Hanneman and Kerry King lock into some truly scorching riffing that roars with a primal ferocity on par with the vocals, entwining with a signature Bostaph slam. It's a furious, fiery, and focused moment of intensity unmatched in metal.