Since their debut in 1983, American thrash metal legends Slayer have stayed heavy, aggressive and controversial. Unlike Metallica, who lost their way in the 90s, Slayer have never deviated from the conventions their fans love and expect. Lyrically this means you get slammed with images of death, torture, serial killings, suicide, war, religion and insanity. Musically you can expect evil riffs, frenetic tremolo picking, double bass drumming and whammy bar antics. They've been known to ruffle a few feathers.
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Thrash metal band Slayer formed in 1981 in Huntington Park, California. Their first album Show No Mercy was released in 1983 and was followed by eight other studio albums, the latest being Christ Illusion (2006). Despite changing drummers several times, the Slayer line-up has remained solid.