Bands Which Sound Like Slayer

  • Bands Which Sound Like Slayer

    This has been plaguing me for a while now, but which bands actually sound as incredible as Slayer with the crushing tritonic riffs, insane solos (heavy wah and pure evil), not so death metal vocals (more like Araya's hardcore punk-esque shouts) and war/political/religious (or lack thereof) themes?

    For a start, Evile's 2 albums seem to be in a similar track but it's not heavy enough...

    Demiricous' 2 albums seem a bit too death metal...

    Exodus is pretty close as well but needs to be darker...

    Any suggestions?

  • Dark Angel

    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 29 Sep 2010, 03:30
    Pantera kind off

    Lazarus AD

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 8 Oct 2010, 06:13
    nah Evile is boring and dont really sound like them, never heard the other band you mentioned. Dark Angel is a good one they are very similar actually.

    what about this band? I think the riffs are pretty similar but thats about it.

  • Whoa I think Suicidal Angels' album "Sanctify The Darkness" comes closest so far! \m/
    Keep adding suggestions please!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 10 Oct 2010, 01:09

    @ soundservant

    ya dude, great album and awesome Slayer-like riffs, probably my favorite NEW thrash band besides Vektor.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 10 Oct 2010, 01:18
    only good ones I can think of are Dark Angel and Suicidal Angels.

  • Some Municipal Waste sounds like they're in the veins of Dittohead and also Goatwhore's Carving Out The Eyes Of God album has some pretty insane moments as well

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 13 Oct 2010, 03:21

    check out Sodom's new song

  • yeah sodoms new song is fucking awesome :D

    • Woaaw said...
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    • 23 Mar 2012, 12:35
    Kreator, Dark Angel, Sodom, Witchery (kinda), Sadus, Possessed, Sarcofago, Sepultura, Exumer, Onslaught, Destruction.

    If you really like SLAYER you'll like these bands.

  • Dew-Scented, well at least the albums I have heard.

    • emaio said...
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    • 29 Jun 2012, 17:03
    slipknot, mudvayne, papa roach, sum41, bajm, michael bolton, alphaville, gunsnroses, pearl jam, nirvana, alice in chains, metallica

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 27 Jul 2012, 23:19
    Sodom, Pantera and Dark Angel. DIabolus in musica sounds like System of a Down and God Hates Us All sounds a lot like Slipknot.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 1 Sep 2012, 07:22
    Dark Angel, Testament, and Forbidden are pretty close but really they have a very distinct sound

  • Evile and Stone.


  • Insane from Italy, they "copy" the Show no mercy Sound on "Wait and Pray"

  • Corporation 187's Subliminal Fear... they were a Slayer cover band, before turning into a melo death one...

  • Sodom and Testament

  • For the phrasal style riffs:

    1. Massacra - Final Holocaust & Enjoy the Violence
    2. Vader - Reborn in Chaos, De Profundis & The Ultimate Incantation
    3. Mortuary - Blackened Images
    4. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
    5. Unleashed - Shadows in the Deep

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