Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980s. Their graphic lyrics dealt with everything from death and dismemberment to war and the horrors of hell. Their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos, and powerful musical chops painted an effectively chilling sonic background for their obsessive chronicling of the dark side; this correspondence helped Slayer's music arguably hold up better than the remaining Big Three '80s thrash outfits (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax). Naturally, Slayer stirred up quite a bit of controversy over the years, with rumors flying about Satanism and Nazism that only added to their mystique. The band put out some high-quality albums, including one undisputed classic (Reign in Blood), and saw the number of naysayers and detractors shrink as their ...
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Grammy Awards

Year Album/Track Award
2007 T Final Six Best Metal Performance
2006 A Eyes of the Insane Best Metal Performance

AllMusic Year in Review

Year Album Award
2015 A Repentless Favorite Metal Albums