Yeah right,just kidding. There is none.Nada.Null. They are and remain a VERY special taste, wether in small doses (I need my adrenaline fix,NOW!)...or in large heaping doses (god help you).
All the SLAYER you'll ever need is here, and you gotta love this stuff if you go to the expense of purchasing this.
Funny(?!) though, once you get into their groove SLAYER can actually sound "beautiful", of a sorts. The guitars and bass interplay with mathmatical precision,and the sheer brutality and conceived "evilness" are real enough. Not to mention the lyrics! Nothing in their artistic creations smacks of insincerity or hype, and this is their greatest strengh.
These guys created the metal of the blackest kind, true BLACK METAL, forget the Scandanavian scene with the greasepaint and "i'm the devil" costumes and posturing (it always came across to me as a bit fey). Sure, as heavy metal expanded its boundaries into various sub-genres (speed,thrash,death,symphonic,etc) classification became necessary to be inclusive to all the diverse "metal" sounds. However the classification of METAL is nothing but a marketing ploy, who cares?
It was/is SLAYER that refuses to compromise to the commercial promises of mainstream acceptability and that's why there are no substitutes. That's why they are great, and thats why they are the Devil's own. SOUNDS OF THE APOCALYPSE is exactly what it says it is.