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Slayer is an American thrash metal band. They are known for their violent, anti-religious, political, and social lyrics.


Show No Mercy[edit]

"The Antichrist"[edit]

  • "I am the antichrist/It's what I was meant to be/Your god left me behind/And set my soul to be free"
  • "Screams/From a life I live/Torment/Is what I give/Torture/Is what I love/The downfall/Of heavens above"
  • "Eternally my soul will rot"

"Die By the Sword"[edit]

  • "Live by the sword and help to contain/The helpless minds of you all"
  • "Die by the sword"

"Black Magic"[edit]

  • "Cursed/Black magic night/We've been struck down/Down in this hell"
  • "Cast/Under his spell/Blinding my eyes/Twisting my mind"

Haunting the Chapel[edit]

"Chemical Warfare"[edit]

  • "Gods on the throne must be watching from hell/Awaiting the mass genocide/Soldiers defeated by death from a smell/Bodies lie dormant no life/Rising new souls on the lands where they fell/Demons not ready to die/Nothing to see where the sleeping souls lie/Chemical warfare"

Hell Awaits[edit]

"Hell Awaits"[edit]

  • "The gates of hell lie waiting as you see/There's no price to pay just follow me/I can take your lost soul from the grave/Jesus knows you soul cannot be saved"
  • "Crucify the so called lord/He shall soon fall to me/Your souls are damned your god has fell/To slave for me eternally/Hell awaits..."
  • "Now I shall have you deep inside my everlasting grasp/The seven bloody gates of hell/Is where you'll live your last"
  • "Warriors from hell's domain/Will bring you to your death/The flames of Hades burning strong/Your soul shall never rest"
  • "Sacrifice the lives of all I know they soon shall die/Their souls are damned to rot in hell/And keep the fire growing deep inside/Hell awaits..."

Reign in Blood[edit]

"Angel of Death"[edit]

  • "Auschwitz, the meaning of pain/The way that I want you to die/Slow death, immense decay/Showers that cleanse you of your life"
  • "Human mice, for the Angel of Death/Four hundred thousand more to die/Angel of Death/Monarch to the kingdom of the dead"
  • "Seas of blood, bury life/Smell your death as it burns/Deep inside of you"
  • "Pathetic harmless victims/Left to die/Rancid Angel of Death/Flying free"

"Piece by Piece"[edit]

  • "Modulistic terror/A vast sadistic feast/The only way to exit/Is going piece by piece"
  • "You have no choice of life or death/My face you will not see/I'll rip your flesh 'till there's no breath/Dismembered destiny"

"Altar of Sacrifice"[edit]

  • "Altar of sacrifice/Curse of the damned/Confronting the evil you dread/Coalesce into one your shadow and soul/Soon you will meet the undead"
  • "Enter to the realm of Satan!"

"Jesus Saves"[edit]

  • "You think the world will end today/You praise the lord/It's all you say/Jesus saves"
  • "Listen to you pray/You think you'll see the Pearly Gates/When death takes you away"
  • "For all respect you cannot lust/In an invisible man you place your trust/Indirect dependency/Eternal attempt at amnesty/He will decide who lives and dies/Depopulate Satanas rise/You will be an accessory/Irreverence and blasphemy/Jesus Saves"
  • "No need to pray/The gates of pearl have turned to gold/It seems you've lost your way"


  • "The waves of blood are rushing near pounding at the walls of lies/Turning of my sanity reaching back into my mind/Non-rising body from the grave showing new reality/What I am, what I want, I'm only after death"

"Raining Blood"[edit]

  • "Trapped in Purgatory/A lifeless object, alive/Awaiting reprisal/Death will be their acquisition"
  • "The sky is turning red/Return to power draws near/Fall into me, the sky's crimson tears/abolish the rules made of stone"
  • "Raining blood/From a lacerated sky/Bleeding its horror/Creating my structure/Now I shall reign in blood!"

South of Heaven[edit]

"South of Heaven"[edit]

  • "An unforeseen future nestled somewhere in time/Unsuspecting victims no warnings, no signs/Judgement day the second coming arrives/Before you see the light you must die"
  • "Bastard sons begat your cunting daughters/Promiscuous mothers with incestuous fathers/Engreat souls condemned for all eternity/Sustained by immoral observance a domineering deity"
  • "Chaos rampant/An age of distrust/Confrontations/Impulsive sabbath"
  • "On and on, south of heaven"
  • "The root of all evil is the heart of a black soul/A force that has lived all eternity/A never ending search for a truth never told/The loss of all hope and your dignity"

"Silent Scream"[edit]

  • "Silent scream/Bury the unwanted child/Beaten and torn/Sacrifice the unborn"

"Mandatory Suicide"[edit]

  • "Holes burn deep in your chest/Raked by machine gun fire/Screaming skull sent out to die/Living mandatory suicide/Suicide"

"Ghosts of War"[edit]

  • "Memories can't ignore/Anguish of before/Satisfy the scorn/Rise ghosts of war"

"Cleanse the Soul"[edit]

  • "Body that rests before me/With every dying breath/Spellbound and gagged/I commence your flesh to dirt"
  • "Body that lay before me/In everlasting death/Entombed in abscess/To rot and lie stinking in the earth"

Seasons in the Abyss[edit]

"War Ensemble"[edit]

  • "Propaganda death ensemble/Burial to be/Corpses rotting through the night/In blood laced misery"
  • "Sport the war, war support/The sport is war, total war/When victory's a massacre/The final swing is not a drill/It's how many people I can kill"

"Expendable Youth"[edit]

  • "Gun down cold on a raw deal/Home turf my battlefield/In no one's way caught in a crossfire/Stray bullets can kill"
  • "Expendable youths/Fighting for possession/Having control the principle obsession/Rivalry and retribution/Death the only solution"
  • "Expendable youth fighting for possession/Violence is only a friend"

"Dead Skin Mask"[edit]

  • "Dance with the dead in my dreams/Listen to their hallowed screams/The dead have taken my soul/Temptation's lost all control"

"Born of Fire"[edit]

  • "Prince of all darkness initiation/Ritually baptized in flames/Next to the throne my abomination/Spreads horror throughout the domain/Master the art that controls the impure/Inherit the infamous keys/Thousands of centuries I will endure/Tyrant of all the prophecies"
  • "Some have called me Satan's son/A name I cannot deny/Wielding fury that's second to none/Far to vile to confine/Born of fire

"Seasons in the Abyss"[edit]

  • "Close your eyes/Look deep in your soul/Step outside yourself/And let your mind go/Frozen eyes stare deep in your mind as you die"

"Divine Intervention"[edit]


  • "Clashing with the public's frame/I'm the one that's place in fame/Legislature sets the stage/Social slaves caught in my rage"

"Diabolus in Musica"[edit]

"In the Name of God"[edit]

  • "I want to/Invite you/Welcome you/To my hate/To my scorn/To myself/Saturate you/Infest you/Betray you/Stimulate you/So eager for my lies/For my lies... Lies/Lies in the name of God"

"God Hates Us All"[edit]


  • "I'll instigate I'll free your mind/I'll show you what I've known all this time/God Hates Us All, God Hates Us All/You know it's true God hates this place/You know it's true he hates this race"
  • "I never said I wanted to be God's disciple/I'll never be the one to blindly follow/I'll never be the one to bear the cross, disciple!"


  • "I am the first not the last/Condemned by a single kiss/Betrayed eternally I'll rip inside your soul/Contaminating the world/Defying god and son/Black heart that brings your death/Living in infamy"

"Christ Illusion"[edit]

"Eyes of the Insane"[edit]

  • "The eyes of the insane/On a demented campaign/Flashbacks/Panic attacks/Death raising it's ugly face at me!"


  • "God won't judge what I've done/He crawls upon my feet/A privileged pain/Beneath buried are your dead/On splintered bones I walk/Sifting through the blood/Besieged to fear/Await the coming of the God!"

"World Painted Blood"[edit]

"World Painted Blood"[edit]

  • "Disease spreading death/Entire population dies/Dead before you're born/Massive suicide/Vicious game of fear/It's all extermination now/Poison in your veins/Global genocide"
  • "World painted blood/No sanctuary"

"Hate Worldwide"[edit]

  • "My scars insane, my life profane/I deny, defy, and spread a little hate, worldwide!"
  • "I'm a godless heretic/Not a god-fearing lunatic"
  • "Religious doubt, I instigate/From what the bible demonstrates/Does it document creation?/Or just hopeless insufliction"