Slayer have one of the most diehard fanbases in metal history, and in some ways, they're also the ultimate band's band. Intensity begets intensity, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a metal musician out there who doesn't love at least one Slayer record.
"They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but I say fuck the pen, because you can die by the sword!" Back in high school, my friends and I wore out that Exodus, Venom and Slayer video [1985's Combat Tour Live: The Ultimate Revenge]. So good. So heavy. So inspiring."