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Hell Awaits

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Iskios
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Iskios Ground breaking album that still sounds fresh and alive today. Evil personified \m/

Araya's bass lines were more creative and distinct in these earlier recordings.
William Ring
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William Ring If Slayer's first album had a NWOBHM flavor to it, then this one had an undeniable First Wave/Proto Black Metal vibe. Maybe not the bands best record, but still one HELL of an album! Favorite track: Hardening of the Arteries.
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xhrl_ With Hell Awaits, Slayer forged their own style -- metal infused riff structure & song structure, yet pure hardcore punk energy -- inspired also by the minimalism of the Haunting the Chapel EP. Even more, in Satanic rebellion Slayer found a metaphor against a society where the term “good” meant being obedient & zombie-like in pursuit of pleasure; its shallowness & values were despised. Endorsing Satan & singing about the darkness lurking beneath mainstream consumerism marked them for exclusion. Favorite track: Hardening of the Arteries.
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released September 16, 1985

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