In a recent interview made by Metal Hammer, System Of A Down singer Serj Tankian has revealed the ten albums that changed his life. While talking about them, he also shared what he really thinks about the thrash metal giant Slayer.
Serj paid respect to Slayer’s Reign In Blood album, which was released in 1986, and described that album as ‘definition of metal.’ He said:
“I’d go with Slayer – Reign In Blood most likely, because I think the historical significance of Slayer as a band is very interesting. They opened up a lot for death and black metal.”
Following the interview, he also mentioned Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ and confirmed that this album is one of the albums that changed his life. He stated:
“Artists don’t take enough risks. I always say, ‘We’re not surgeons; no one’s dying on the operation table, so go for it.’ Radiohead took a risk with the transition from OK Computer to Kid A. It was a huge step for them. I remember all my rock friends going, ‘Argh, I don’t like it!’ but now looking back, you can really see that Radiohead grew with that album.”
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