It is important for people to have a choice.
It was 1986 when I first heard Slayer and I was immediately hooked. The back and forth between Hanneman and King blew my preteen mind. A few years later Hell Awaits, along with Doolittle and Ride the Lightning were the only thing you could hear blaring out of my headphones as I raced around daily on my paper route. The two beauties played above would later dominate Saturday nights cruising around with my friends. Slayer will play on but they will never be the same without Hanneman. A small piece of my youth was lost today and dammit, I’m sad.