B-Sides & Rarities, a bootleg compilation of material spanning Slayer’s 30-year career, hit the inferwebz last month. chances are, that if you’re a diehard Slayer fan, you may have already heard all the songs. I reckon I ain’t the most hardcore Slayer fan on the planet, but then again, I suppose I’m pretty familiar with roughly 80% of their catalogue. so there were a few songs that I hadn’t heard before. the compilation features collaborations with Atari Teenage Riot and Ice-T; covers of Black Sabbath and Iron Butterfly, among others. their cover of Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” is awesomely hilarious. there’s also alternate mixes of songs, radio edits of songs, and songs that only appeared in limited edition versions of previous albums. 21 tracks in all, that makes for an epic retrospective of the greatest metal band of all time.
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