R.I.P. to Jeff Hanneman of SLAYER
5/3/2013 11:17:35 AM by Josh


R.I.P. to Jeff Hanneman.

He always had the better riffs/solos in Slayer, to me, although Slayer clearly are not Slayer without him and King. Early on, Hanneman helped teach me the ins and outs of thrash/speed metal guitar playing. What a shame! Slayer haven't interested me in about 5/6 albums now, but Hanneman will forever be one of my favorites. 49 is too young to die. No one has ever made me want to make evil/chaotic sounding noise with a whammy bar more than Jeff. The intro to "Hell Awaits" scared the hell out of me when I was a kid.

Along with King, Jeff was about the only person that was able to play completely by their own rules, create their own sound, bring Heavy Metal to the next level and influence hundreds of other bands. How can you argue against the sole creator of "Tormentor", "Die By the Sword", "Fight til Death", "Postmortem", etc... Oh, and of course, everyone's speed/thrash metal anthem "Angel of Death".

Although his music will live on forever with me, I'll give one last "SSSSSSLLLLLAAAYYYYEEEERRR!!!!!" in tribute to Jeff Hanneman! --Josh Greer

<< back >>

The Kovenant Leng Tch'e
Children Of Bodom White Skull
Regurgitate Impellitteri
Norma Jean Majesty
Godflesh Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Dr. Butcher Carnal Forge
Pelican Agony Divine
Black Sabbath Dragonforce
Bloodbath Sevendust
Wycked Synn Kilfast
Lanfear Rob Rock
Axenstar Silent Scythe
Thunderstone Attacker
Slayer Shiva
Death Angel I Hate Sally
Leash Law Madison Paige
Bleeding Inc David Shankle Group
Donnerkopf Low Earth Orbit
Lonewolf Zaius
Brutal Mastication Scorpions
Meliah Rage After Forever
Occult Aina
Otep Eternal Flight
Incantation Acheron
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The 7 Method
Avenue F Rush
Napalm Death Mercenary
Fifth Cross Of Infinity
Emerald Sun Image
Lost Soul Corrosion Of Conformity
Dirt Quiet Riot
Necrophagia Vicious Circle
Suidakra Desire Black
Apocalyptica Backyard Babies
Darkthrone Boomerang
Omegalord Fire Alley
Swallow The Sun Ramesses
Hatesphere Manntis
Sothis Amorphis
God Among Insects Brand New Sin
Darkane Sentenced
Dark Funeral Secrets She Kept
Monolithe Horna
Leaves Eyes Ritual Killer
The Father Panic Riot Orchestra Power Quest
Devil Lee Rot Havochate
Holy Blood Iron Maidens
Loits Violent Storm
Dirty Americans Savage Circus
Thrones Gojira
Chain Collector Khold
Vanquished Beecher
Early Man Insense
Thryfing Across Tundras
Southern Black Sand Cannibal Corpse
286 Tris Katone
Leviathan/Sapthuran Bal-Sagoth
Stormcrow The Strongest Proof
TK-421 Abysmal Dawn
Ensoph Upon Infliction
Michael Orlando Suzukiton
Hydrogyn Enochian Crescent
Rotting Christ Eighteen Visions
Venom Starkweather
Better Left Unsaid Centinex
Gaza In This Moment
Static-X Necrophobic
Grenouer Cattle Decapitation
Almah Satariel
Rob Zombie Wuthering Heights
Trenchfoot Lipstick Magazine
Faith And Fire Sworn Enemy
Architect Cauldron
Destynation Shining Star
Rosetta To-Mera
Puscifer Embalming Theatre
Medieval Steel Alestorm
Deadsea Kiuas
Ihsahn Eighteen Wheels Burning
Something Beautiful Battleroar
Caliban Sister Sin
Dark Castle