Top 10 Slayer Songs

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1Raining Blood

If you don't head bang to this song something is wrong with you

The song that got me in to slayer and is still the song I listen to most by them pure awesome!

Fast and crazy. Happens all so fast it leaves you speechless. - sharm7064

Greatest intro to any song, got me into slayer all those years ago and still listen to today

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2Angel of Death

This is slayer's BEST SONG ever!
Best riff
Best drums
Best (eargasmic) solos
Best high pitched scream

Yeah, guys you all have to admit that Angel Of Death is better than Raining Blood!


Lombardo's killer drumming... The crazy riffs by king... Screams by araya... This is one of the best thrash-metal songs

Love the "intro"/scream/fast double bass drums, from beginning to end, (My favorite Slayer song)

Not the biggest fan of slayer but this a thrash maniac

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3Seasons in the Abyss

It's a masterpiece, and one of the best thrash songs out there, and lyrically one of the best songs I've ever listened to. Slayer!

I don't really like slayer's style but this song actually rocks! Should be number 1 definitely! So good rhythm guitar

Amazing.. This song defines Slayer once again. Definitely worth listening for any metal head - Murk

Everything about this song is amazing, the definition of heavy metal.

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4South of Heaven

The most recognizable Slayer song... at least for me, the best of slayer. I'm not a big fan of slayer though, but I like their aggressive style and bass beats.

This is the best Slayer song! The "before you see the light you must die! " makes my day. It's the most epic thing I've ever heard.
Should be on number 1

Best Slayer song ever in my opinion. This song is defininetely a bench mark for Slayer sound. They still sound like South of Heaven 20 years later

My favorite Slayer song - bobbythebrony

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5War Ensemble

I'm obsessed with this song, the play count number on my itunes for this song is 79 - Zoxlei

This is, in my book, the absolute best song in the Slayer catalog. It's got everything. Fast riffs, fast solos, extremely difficult fast drumming, fast bass, intense vocals. It has a tasteful breakdown mid song that just increases everything about the song. Difficult song!

This is the best slayer song even better than angel of death with its lightning fast speed and strong lyrics about how war is a sport of how many people you can kill

Classic Slayer material, great message riff and solo

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God will hate you if you don't vote for this.
Just an all round crazy tune, and probly Tom's best vocal performance.

its just the best slayer song ever, it was very hard to choose though, because all of slayers songs are just perfect m/!

this is my favorite one! the outro is superb m/

Probably the second best song of this era, after bloodline

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7Black Magic

This song is epic not because it is evil like raining blood but because it represents the struggle of good or evil. The main character of the song comes out in the biggining talking about how he has been betrayed and is now fighting to not become a pawn of satan. But in the end he is still struck down.

This is their best song by far! The riff is epic. The lyrics are amazing! Slayer Rules!

This definitely deserves a spot in the top ten. One of the best songs from their early career, and probably one of the best songs overall. Great vocals, instrumentation, and lyrics all combine to create an amazing song

The intro is boss

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8Hell Awaits

The best slayer's song ever... It should be number 1 and then raining blood in no 2...
Best song arrangement and very insane riff.. Plus crazy double paddle

This song is insane. Relentless guitar work, a very sinister intro, and Tom does some fast vocals on it. Pure relentless aggressive thrash metal. Exactly what Slayer is known for - MetalFoREVer1228

amazing song on one of my favorite albums of all time. seeing them tour on this album in 1985 was one of the highlights of my life.

Number 2 in mine. Would've been number one until Angel of Death came. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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9World Painted Blood

has an awesome riff and has awesome singing espicially at the vocal solo. this is the song that gets me headbanging the most... plus its up for a grammy so what more can I say - wolphert

Absolutely mind blowing slayer song.. Check this one out for sure and rest of the album it's all amazing


With a name like that, you know slayer is going to nail it. - gemcloben

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10Chemical Warfare


Great song, the riff, the vocals, the solos, the anger, the rage, vote for this song or you'll find yourself where the sleeping souls lie... Chemical warfare - fidelcanojr

My favourite Slayer song! The lyrics are dark, the solos are sick and Tom screams like a legend! Absolutely brilliant!

The turning point for Slayer and thrash in general. Should be #1.

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11Dead Skin Mask

One of my favorite slayer tunes. A little slower than most, with a staedy groove. When the girl says LET ME OUT! I get chills down my spine. A little fun fact... The Texas chain saw massacre, psycho, and silence of the lambs movies were all concepts from the legend of Ed Gein

Best slayer track out of all the lot. The lyrics "Dance with the dead in my dreams" is the ultimate contribution for the mask that Ed Gein created, and that's how he killed his victims. He danced with them first, then ripped off their heads then their faces and used them as his mask. The outro to the song is quite epic too.

Based on Eddie Gein. Does not get much better than this, the intro with King and Hannemann going back and forth on guitar is excellent.

Oh what a riff. Love that rhythm

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You can't listen to raining blood without listening to Post Mortem first. You just Cant.

Truly amazing song! Great riff.. I love the intro!

The intro is amazing and the riff is just as good as raining blood's riff not to mention the instuments in the background... Its definitely one of slayer's best songs

12? Get outta here

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13Skeletons of Society

there are everything in this song, for me. amazing sound, so powerful lyrics and a lot of feelings by all group members.
"Humanity going insane"

There are so many words to describe this song you could say amazing, ingenious but the best way to put it is once you hear this song it sticks with you. Forever Haunting in a dreamlike way. The lyrics are real and actually make you think. This is the most real personal song they ever have written.

my favourite song by slayer

What turned me into a slayer fan was skeletons of society I hope they never stop

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The shimmering of the high hat at the start is what got me hooked and the rhythm of the vocals is just addictive, definitely in my top 5 slayer songs, I can't believe its not higher. I think this song is way better than most of the songs in the top ten in my opinion.

Best SLAYER songs are -
1. Jihad
2. Dead Skin Mask
3. Angel Of Death
4. Raining Blood
5. South Of Heaven

Good song... Deserves to be 11th at least

Jihad should be in number 1 spot

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15Spirit In Black

Amazing song. I have no idea how it's not in the top 10 because it really deserves to be up there. It only takes one listen to tell that this song is a masterpiece.

This song has the best solo from any Slayer song in my opinion, it should be in the top 5. I could describe every part of what is awesome about this song, but then I'd just be describing everything!

It's my favourite song of Slayer! Why it's not in the top 10? The riff is perfect, very energetic song. I like.

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16Metal Storm

Awesome badass intro followed with delicate riffing and epic lyrics just an all round epic song from their first album also drums are killer in this one which has many tempo changes and beat changes

Probably Slayer's most underrated song! Epic beginning and deserves to be up there with the classics

Sounds a lot like some underground british 80s metal band, definitely awesome.

Better than Black Magic.

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It is jst great song. it's the song which is one of the best of every metal fans

This song is just pure awesomeness. I don't know why people always says that his vocal skill "declined" after Divine Intervention... If anything, he just adjusted to his aging voice. Great riffs, Great Solo and an all around good performance.

I'll kill you and your dreams tonight,... Oh isn't that creepy

Bloodline and world painted blood are the reasons I'm a slayer fan

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18Mandatory Suicide

Great song, incredible when it's played live, it's a classic, a great headbanger song, come on! It's a f... Classic! Can't be out of the top ten.

The lyrics at the end are so powerful - Sabbath

The beat of the drums is bar none

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19At Dawn They Sleep

How is at dawn they sleep under jihad and south of heaven? Best slayer album by far is hell awaits.

The way this song progresses is pure gold

My absolute favorite slayer song, well it's dawn I better go to bed

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