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Jun 19, 2023

Slayer may have one of the most die-hard, loyal and dare we say obsessed fan bases in not just metal or rock, but all music. Just wear a t-shirt of theirs at a random concert, and see how many attendees scream their name at full volume at the mere sight of their logo (even though the band isn’t playing that show). So how did a band as brutal and diabolic sounding, with psychologically-horrific and downright blasphemous lyrics that would make even Black Sabbath blush, garner a cult-like fandom that made them one of the top arena and festival headliners in metal despite little radio or TV support?


That’s what Matt and Zach discuss in the latest episode of “Am I Missing Something?,” a podcast where we analyze popular or unpopular bands, albums, songs or music trends in an attempt to figure out what we seem to be “missing.” The goal isn’t to ridicule, but rather to gain a better understanding of what a majority of fans see or don’t see in something that Matt and Zach simply can’t wrap their heads around.


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