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In the beginning, when there were no blueprints, no set paths, no boundaries or steps to follow, Slayer assaulted the world with its new hybrid of metal and punk. Heavier, faster and darker than the rest, Slayer set the new standard which all others continue to follow. Slayer - Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman/guitars, and Dave Lombardo/drums - is the band that other ... Read more in Amazon's Slayer Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • ASIN: B000001C6K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,503 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hell Awaits
2. Kill Again
3. At Dawn They Sleep
4. Praise Of Death
5. Necrophiliac
6. Crypts Of Eternity
7. Hardening Of The Arteries

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt Kenway on 8 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is surely Slayer's most overlooked album, coming after a somewhat mixed debut ("Show No Mercy") and just before their mighty third album "Reign In Blood". The production job is very characteristic of mid-80's thrash/speed/death metal (Kreator, early Death, Celtic Frost etc), but quite frankly I think this is part of the album's charm...the echoing muddiness of the sound only makes the whole thing more sinister!
The rather alarming backwards message ("join us, join us!") at the start of the classic title track sets the tone for the album. The band never sounded more downright evil than they did here. There really is some vintage Slayer on offer here, with the riffmongous vampire epic "At Dawn They Sleep", "Hell Awaits", and other forgotten gems like "Kill Again", "Praise Of Death" and (not least) "Necrophiliac", a totally grim slab of horror that surely provides the inspiration for Carcass' "Exhume To Consume".
Don't expect the pristine Rick Rubin sound that glitters from later albums such as "South Of Heaven" or "Seasons In The Abyss", this album is much darker than that. Like "Reign In Blood", though, you will probably skip the cd right back to the start as soon as it finishes!
One last thing. If you like this, make sure you check out the "Haunting The Chapel" EP for more of the same. Join us, join us, join us...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Metaller on 1 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
When I put this album on, I simply couldn't believe my ears. From the same time as Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning' and Megadeth's 'Peace Sells..', this album simply puts other thrash bands to shame. The only thrash band that I know of that seem to be able to produce properly; this album is rich and powerful, unlike the weak sounds of other bands in the early/mid 80s. This is a trend that would continue with Reign in Blood. (Just compare RiB to the production disaster that is 'Master of Puppets'.) More importantly, however, the songs certainly live up to the impending doom of the title. Blisteringly heavy from start to finish (no Fade to Black-esque songs here), this album must have shocked Satan himself on its release in 1985. It's not just heavy though. It rocks. Simple as that. All of the songs are well written and well arranged, although a sense of humour is sometimes required for the lyrics! If you like Slayer, buy this album. If you like metal, buy this album. In fact, if you have a pulse, you should buy this album. Bonecrunching stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
After the unspectacular debut of "Show No Mercy," this album, (preceeded by the "Haunting the Chapel" EP), made Slayers' reputation. From the crawling evil of the title track through the brutal "Kill Again" to the frenzied "Necrophilliac," this album delivers classic after classic that still occasionally rear their ugly heads in Slayers' live set. Overshadowed by "Reign in Blood," this album still stands up now and is vital as it gave the band the momentum to create thrash history. "Hell Awaits" was the album that got me seriously into thrash and was the perfect antidote to the more polished sounds being produced by Metallica and Anthrax. The LP also contains some of the sickest lyrics produced by Slayer so far! Not the best Slayer album to buy to get you into the band, but essential listening if you love Thrash metal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike on 25 Dec 2001
Format: Audio CD
Slayer's third album is where they really started flowing...Show No Mercy had some flashes of brilliance (Black Magic, Die By the Sword), Haunting wasgreat but very short...And here with songs like the title track and At Dawn They Sleep, Slayer defined their sound...
Some say the bad production here hinders the album but i disagree, it simply adds to the eerie evil atmosphere created by Tom's vocals and of course, Slayer's most disgusting lyrics (they never got much worse than this)...
Overall a great buy for a true Slayer fan, but any casual fans would be best advised to steer clear...
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By stephen bailey on 30 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Super album, all time great and a welcome addition to my collection.
Really recommend to any hard rock fan from any era.
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This is Slayer's album that fell in between the ground breaking Show no Mercy and the all time classic Reign in Blood; only because it is among such classic five star albums, I rate it four. Is somewhere in between them both, but defines all that Slayer is: psychotic, relentless, not for the faint hearted metal. Is a classic, neatly played and raw album that every metal head should have in the collection. And even if you are not a metalhead you should consider getting it... in case you change your mind ;) This is Slayer in its classic pre-South of Heaven period... you know what you'll get...
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