We lost an absolute titan of thrash metal today. RIP, Mr. Hanneman.
A little "War Ensemble" should do the trick...
Too young to be gone like that, very sad...
These last few weeks have seen the music world lose so many greats. May Jeff RIP.
I can't believe it. I have been listening and seeing them live since Hell Awaits. This is a great loss to the metal community and the band
I'm really crushed. He was one of my early influences when I started playing in the late 80's.
I started listening to Slayer as a way to rebel against my punk and new wave friends in high school. I would put on Reign in Blood and watch them recoil in distaste when Tom hit that scream in Angel of Death and get a sadistic pleasure out of upsetting the small group of us "alternative" kids.
When Seasons in the Abyss came out... I spent an entire year listening to nothing but Slayer. They were the first "metal" band I ever truly loved, and to this day if I feel the need to listen to distorted guitar, only Slayer will do. Jeff was the best, South of Heaven and particularly the riff to that song is in encoded in my D.N.A.
Thank you Jeff, for everything.
Definitely a major loss to the metal community. RIP
But enough of that. Thank you, Jeff, for helping me understand that a fast and tight right hand is just as important as a fast and flashy left. Wherever you are now, I'm sure you're at peace. Thanks for all that you gave to us. Cheers, mate.
Just read that Jeff Hanneman of Slayer passed away yesterday.
RIP my man.
If anyone is going to send those fools home paddling ass it'll be Slayer fans. \m/