Lead guitarist Alter Bridge, Mark Tremonti talked in a recent interview with Consequense of Sound, and revealed what he really think about Slayer.
He also revealed the Slayer album which he called as ‘satanic’ when he was teenage. Here’s what he said:
“[1986’s] ‘Reign in Blood’ is another record that my older brother would have listened to all the time. When I was growing up, that was the most dangerous record to listen to. That was, like, the kids in school, you know, the craziest kids listened to Slayer.
So I got into it, listened to it, fell in love with it. I was heavily influenced by Slayer, the guitar riffs on the ‘Reign in Blood’ record, I think that’s probably the best guitar-riff record, in my opinion, of all time.
I’d sit in my room and every time they’d play and I heard, like, ‘Praise, hail Satan!’, I’d have to turn it down… then turn it back up. [Laughs]”
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During a recent Youtube video of Slayer, Kerry King has shared what he think about being bad-guy, and said:
“I think, by being able to make songs about things maybe other bands are scared to write about. It keeps us edgy.
I’ve said it a million times — I enjoy being the bad guy. But it’s more than that — it’s being able to say things the kids are feeling, and no one else is saying it. So I think that’s one of the things that makes Slayer close to the fanbase.”
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