Anthrax’s Charlie Benante Reveals His Favorite Song by Slayer

 

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While making the Big Four issue, we talked to some of the Big Four’s most heralded musicians about their favorite songs from the other bands. Today, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante tells us about his favorite Slayer song.

“I have to say, ‘At Dawn They Sleep,’ [off 1985’s Hell Awaits]. I just love everything about the song. The way it kind of creeps throughout the song and just its relentless pounding. It’s just great. We just kind of joke about the sound of that record, the amount of fucking reverb. It sounds like it was recorded in a cave down in hell, and they just threw mics up and they recorded it. Of course, people would think I would pick something from Reign in Blood, which I love that record, too, but that one’s great.”

Photo by Andy Buchanan

 

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  • Arkansascracker

    good song, but Disciple is my personal favorite

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661376334 Arnau Aranda Carpio

    I’m agree with that one, at first with not to much wisdom about it I wold have said one from the Reign in Blood album, but once I doscovered “Show No Mercy” and ” “Hell Awaits” albums and specialy At Down They Sleep, crap! I jus was kind of fuck I can’t stop listening to this masterpiece, as the Hell Awaits intro, another masterpiece!

    Sorry about my english i’ts kinda rusty

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661376334 Arnau Aranda Carpio

    I’m agree with that one, at first with not to much wisdom about it I wold have said one from the Reign in Blood album, but once I doscovered “Show No Mercy” and ” “Hell Awaits” albums and specialy At Down They Sleep, crap! I jus was kind of fuck I can’t stop listening to this masterpiece, as the Hell Awaits intro, another masterpiece!

    Sorry about my english i’ts kinda rusty

  • http://twitter.com/troll827 Steven Stokes

    Great clip and song, but it’s very obvious that this song There’s quite a few times you hear a cymbal crash but but a cymbal is never hit, so a lag or delay in the video can’t be blamed. 

  • Eddyguite

    ek

  • Jay Frap

    Im goin to NYC from Herkimer NY…about 5 hr ride…we are takin a Limo. I cannot fuckinwait to see the bands i grew up with. Im 39 yrs old…6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades I learned the METAL WAYS!!!!!  Since then ive have not turned back!!!  I cannot WAIT !!!!!!

  • Rickinator

     where’s the rest of the song?????????

  • Bdags

    Tom jamming the classic 80′s porn stache. classic.