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Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that unlike Metallica and Iron Maiden, Slayer still makes "great records."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 12:07 PM PT


In a new interview with RVAMag, Slayer guitarist Kerry King said that although Slayer has been "living on our history," so has everyone else including Iron Maiden and Metallica. Moreover, unlike those two bands, Slayer is "still making great records."

Here's the money quote:

"We're living on our history for sure, but so is everyone else, yet we're the ones trying to push ourselves forward. I would say Iron Maiden and Metallica, no offense, are living on past success. Metallica has toured forever on the 'black' record which a lot of people don't like. I actually like it. It's heavy as can be. Is it 'Master Of Puppets'? Of course not, but it's a great record. Iron Maiden, for me, is living off their first three records. Have they made good songs since then? Yeah, but they haven't made great records. I like to think we're still making great records and as much as people come out wanting to hear 'Raining Blood' and 'Angel Of Death', they also want to hear 'Disciple' or even 'Implode'."

You can read the rest of King's interview here.