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Fist, Slayer started out as Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman who started a metal band after graduating from high school. their style consisted of Judas Priest-style riffs combined with hardcore punk, one of their favorite genres of music. They named their band "Slayer" and hired Tom Araya on the bass, and Dave Lombardo on drums. They released their rawest album as their debut, called Show No Mercy. Thus started their lyrical concepts of Satanism, which gave them much controversy over time. After Show No Mercy, they started to achieve their style of hellish metal that sounds more hellish on their EP, Haunting the Chapel, including the fan favorite, Chemical Warfare. This established their style which was used more on their sophomore release, Hell Awaits, with the famous demonic voice saying "Join Us" backwards wit a demonic "Welcome Back" to open the song. Hell Awaits was an awesome album with great songs and great use of bas guitar. Their third and most famous album, Reign in Blood, helped to establish thrash metal with fast riffs, awesome songs, and 2 hit singles. After all of that speed metal going into the album, Slayer slowed down--a lot with their fourth release, South of Heaven. The album incorporated more doom metal elements, and Tom Araya started singing. In their fifth album, Seasons in the Abyss, Slayer combined elements from the 2 previous albums. The title track was very doomy and full of singing, an excellent song nevertheless. It is a great song, and I highly recommend it along with the album.