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

It's the meaning of metal.

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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!

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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)

Cannot skip this track. Ever. May be the greatest song ever written. By anyone. Ever.

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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

Best Slayer song ever

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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

Music like Slayer is so evil.

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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

Must be the third. Better than "Seasons" or "South"

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6Disciple

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/!

A song so angry and blistering, this will scare the limbs off mainstream pop fans! This song maybe can instigate and free minds of pop fans. Anyways, this song has loudness, heaviness, chaos, and pure ANGER! Somewhat reminiscent of death metal (cookie-monster music according to Slayer) to be honest. Tom sounds like he is angrily abusing his larynx by yelling lyrics into a megaphone, Jeff and Kerry totally ABUSE and TORTURE their guitars, while Paul beats up his drums. Awesome song!

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

Evil, fast and perfect.

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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.

My second favorite song by them. A thrash masterpiece.

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9Dead 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

"Dance with the dead in my dreams
Listen to their hallowed screams
The dead has taken my soul
Temptations, lost all control! "

This song is the creepiest Slayer song ever. Maybe one of the creepiest songs in Metal ever. Seriously, the haunting bass, the guitars that sound like doom is near, the strong lyrics tell a story about Ed Gein, a relentless body snatched and killer who skinned his victims and wore their skin around his house and make other objects with their flesh. The screams of terror at the end are terrifying - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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.

I LOVE the riff to this song

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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!

This was the song that bridged the gap between Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits. Without this song Slayer would never have become as fast and violent as they did. - joshapkin

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

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11World 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

Ooh... Many of you might scream about Raining Blood to be here but NOPE not for me cause its the most overrated song in thrash history... World Painted Blood tops it all!

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

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12Postmortem

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.

Slayer should make more songs like this one, with a cool riff and ryth, not like the crazy ones they make, like the number one in this list.

Kerry King's backing vocals are heard here. That is another interesting thing about this song.

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14Spirit 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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15Jihad

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.

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

Heard it an was like"dude, this kicks ass". Kept that opinion ever since.

Jihad should be in number 1 spot

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16Mandatory Suicide

The lyrics at the end are so powerful - Sabbath

The most underrated Slayer song. This should be in the top 10

What the hell is Mandatory Suicide doing at 18?!

The beat of the drums is bar none

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17Metal 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.

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18Die by the Sword

This song doesn't get anywhere near the recognition it deserves, absolute classic! - wolphert

19Bloodline

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

Too underrated. It's absolutely perfect til the end. Must be at least 6.

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20At 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

How the hell is this so low on the list?

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