posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:10 AM
Yeah man, sad news indeed - I sure as hell didn't see this one coming.
Slayer was my very first concert in '86 or '87 at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Jeff Hanneman was the guy who gave us all those riffs -
he was the Riff Master and the idea starter.
No offense to Exodus guitarist Gary Holt - I mean, he's awesome in Exodus and he's doing an ok job in Slayer, but all the bad a$$ ideas that came
from Jeff can NOT be replaced and are long gone!
I mean, look at the type of writing Jeff did on World Painted Blood... that song was released in 2009 but could just have easily been written for
South of Heaven... that's Classic Slayer riffage right there - all thanks to Jeff's sick writing!
Man, what a bummer.
Now, without Dave and Jeff in the mix, if they continue forward, they're just gonna be a bad cover band version of themselves.
Godspeed Jeff Hanneman!