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The best album credited to Slayer is Reign In Blood which is ranked number 504 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,850.

Slayer is ranked number 291 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 7,172.

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Slayer best albums

The following albums by Slayer are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1986
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1990
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Total albums: 15. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Slayer.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Slayer bestography composition

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1980s 6 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 3 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 0 0%

Slayer best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 89 (67 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 88 (58 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 88 (140 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Reign In Blood)
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Rating: 88 (151 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Reign In Blood)
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Rating: 88 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 88 (37 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album God Hates Us All)
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Rating: 87 (47 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 87 (61 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 86 (44 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 85 (35 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 85 (49 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 84 (36 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 84 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album World Painted Blood)
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Rating: 84 (40 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 84 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 83 (25 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Hell Awaits)
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Rating: 83 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Rating: 83 (42 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Seasons In The Abyss)
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Rating: 83 (111 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Reign In Blood)
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Rating: 82 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album South Of Heaven)
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Slayer ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 73 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 14% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 19.1.

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From 03/10/2021 05:14
I must give them credit as one of if not the most influential band to the more intense subgenres of metal.
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From 01/14/2017 06:21
I mean, I'm not a big fan of metal, and I don't really listen to them, but the fact the they are this low in the overall rankings is ridiculous for one of the most iconic metal bands ever.
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From 02/28/2016 15:35
My favorite from the big four. They're the fastest & darkest of them.
Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King's dual guitar riffs are just mind blowing. Their solos are kinda bad, but I guess I can live with that.

Favorite songs: Chemical Warfare, Black Magic, South Of Heaven, Raining Blood
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From 08/21/2015 21:15
RAINING BLOOD!!!!
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From 06/11/2015 07:53
When I first started playing guitar Slayer was one the bands that I wanted to sound like. Of the big four I feel Metallica created the best albums (though all four have equally great material) but no one has been more consisting in creating great material than Slayer. They may have only one miss in their career (Diabolus in Musica) which is far less than the others. Truly one of the greatest.
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From 11/16/2012 23:30
SLLLLAAAAYEEERRRRR!!!!!! No one thrashes harder and faster and louder than Slayer. Dave Lombardo is not only one of the greatest metal drummers, but one of the best overall drummers. Reign in Blood is the thrash bible.
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From 07/31/2012 04:31
Slayeeeeeeeeer!!
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From 04/18/2012 17:57
Great metal band! They outlived all of their peers (Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth) by a long shot. Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax all sold out but Slayer never strayed from their true colors. I do think the creativity lacks on most of their recent albums but they kicked some serious ass in the 80s and early 90s. Best Slayer albums in order: Reign In Blood, Hell Awaits, South Of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss, and World Painted Blood. I highly recommend each of those albums from possibly the greatest metal band of all time (although Metallica and Iron Maiden would be good arguments against that).
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