Deafheaven's George Clarke: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums

Vocalist shouts out Pantera's 'Far Beyond Driven,' Weakling's 'Dead as Dreams' and more

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Slayer, 'Hell Awaits' (1985)

Slayer, 'Hell Awaits' (1985)

This was a difficult one because with early Slayer, how do you choose? I feel like this record is pretty unsung compared to their other albums around that time. "Kill Again," "Praise of Death," "Necrophiliac" ... it has so many fast, unrelenting songs that created a blueprint of what was to come. 

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