Few metal bands have superfans quite like Slayer. The scariest of thrash metal’s legendary Big 4, Slayer are the ultimate band for everyone who loves all things morbid, evil, and loud. Their straightforward embrace of Satan, both in His most traditional form and as a force for blasphemy within us all, has inspired countless musicians to celebrate the Devil in their music.
When it comes to modern metal bands accepting Lucifer as their Lord and savior, nobody does it quite like Poland’s Behemoth. Which is why it’s unsurprising that Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski is an avowed Slayer megafan, with a working knowledge of the band’s entire discography.
So in honor of International Slayer Day, we reached out to Nergal -- who is currently on tour with Slayer in Poland, natch -- and asked him to give us his expert opinion on the entire Slayer catalog. Here’s what he told us: