Slayer’s second full length release “Hell Awaits” was a considerable improvement over their debut album “Show No Mercy”. With the exception of the rather lackluster closer “Hardening of the Arteries” every track is excellent. “Necrophiliac”, “Kill Again”, “At Dawn They Sleep” and the awesome title track are all thrash masterpieces. Lyrically the subject matter is focused mostly on Satanism, violence and other degenerate acts. It’s so over the top that it’s quite comical actual, but that’s part of the charm of the album. The only real problem with the album is the terrible production. Well at least the bass is audible. On the whole though this is a great album and should be in any metal enthusiasts collection. Satan commands you to buy it NOW!