Hell Awaits

Slayer - Hell Awaits
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1985 Ratings: #15
March 1, 1985 / Release Date
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Metal Blade / Label
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JustSomeGuy
87
Hell Awaits is somehow a major improvement on Show No Mercy, and that album was already a really good record. I'm actually surprised that the instrumentals are much better here, considering I also loved them on their debut. And whilst I still don't really care for Tom Araya's vocals too much, I do think they are much better here.
But goddamn the instrumentals. The guitar work on songs like Hardening Of The Arteries and Praise Of Death are immensely good and actually left me ... read more
Praesent
93
As a whole, this album definetly has a bigger sense of direction than Show No Mercy, but it doesn't lose the songwriting style they had on that album, which is almost evidently disappeared on Reign In Blood.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
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