Slayer’s final studio album, "Repentless" released in 2015, sees the band reconciling with the loss of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founding band member and key songwriter. He died of liver cirrhosis contributed to years of alcohol abuse and much of the album's lyrics dive into alcoholism and death. It wasn’t anything new for the band but rather a last hurrah celebrating 35 years of nonstop thrashing.
The harbingers of satan, doom calling the end of all before the might of hell itself, Slayer built an empire in thrash metal only to be equal to Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. The California band was able to make cross-appeal among punk and hip-hop fans as well as get metal heads into the aforementioned genres with their covers and style. Their influence also helped create extreme metal genres like death, black and grind. Beyond all of that, they’ve risen to the mainstream with the constant controversy stirred by their “Don’t give a f*ck” attitude.