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Articles about Slayer

How Metallica, Slayer and Pantera Sound with a Clean Guitar Tone

When it comes to playing metal, no effect is more vital to guitar tone than distortion.For anyone who doubts it, check out this video from YouTube poster Vaalvla, titled “Metal Songs Without Distortion.” In it, he plays selections from six classic metal tracks on his modified Squier Jazzmaster using, apparently, no effects whatsoever.The selections are, in order, Slayer’s “Angel of Death,”... …

Watch Slayer Play Skynyrd's "Free Bird" at Soundcheck

As most of you know, pretty much every band—at one time or another—has played Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird." It's very difficult to escape it. It's actually been requested at bar gigs so often that, today, it often is requested as a joke—because people love to hear themselves scream, "play 'Free Bird'!"  ... …