Posted: Mar 06, 2018 4:22 am
by SafeAsMilk
The_Piper wrote:
But I had a similar reaction when I read that Slayer are Christian. That's just twisted. I didn't want to know that. Not that I'm a Slayer fan but :shock: :scratch: How can they believe that Jesus Christ died for their sins, and release that artwork and shit. What the fucking hell?

I don't think they really have anything to do with each other. Araya says they were using scary images to scare people and fuck with them, make them wonder. They were contrasting themselves with all the glam metal stuff that was popular, which they saw as being very "pretty". They were trying to be "ugly". It's all about the imagery intensifying the music. Even openly Christian death metal bands don't put baskets of puppies on their covers, you know?

I also wouldn't be surprised if they see it as a kind of cautionary tale. They use a lot of war imagery, but as far as I know they aren't pro war.