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.
Metal Hammer asked several of the now-defunct thrash titans' peers and disciples to pick their single favorite Slayer song, and Obituary frontman John Tardy was one of them. See his selection below.
"Die by the Sword"
"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."