Slayer is known and loved by many for being one of the big four thrash metal bands along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. They were formed in 1982 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman. Slayer is widely known for possessing a few very distinctive signature melodic characteristics like fast tremolo picking, guitar solo, methodic double bass drumming, and screaming vocals. The band’s words and album covers tend to pertain to death, gore, Satan, hell, war, serial killers… You know, your every day good guy lyrics. (LOL)
Their lyrical preferences have landed them in trouble more than once over the course of their stage life… They’ve been banned, restricted, accused, sued, and and badgered by just about everyone from the general republic to religious radicals… And quite possible extraterrestrials.. (just kidding)
Despite the ongoing badgering though, Slayer still grew to become one of the most successful thrash metal bands of all time, having earned 4 gold-verified records, five Grammy nominations, and two actual Grammies, one in 2007 and one in 2008.
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