Jeff's blazing guitar playing and punk influences gave Slayer's musical approach a unique take within the extreme metal genre. Jeff along with Slayer have inspired many of today's extreme metal groups, leaving an indelible mark in the history of heavy metal music.
This Memoriam is dedicated to Jeff Hanneman for not only leaving a lasting impression on me as a metal head but for the metal world in general. Jeff's last studio recording with Slayer was "World Painted Blood".
Guitarist and Co-founder of Slayer, Jeff Hanneman sadly passed away from liver failure on Thursday, May 2nd 2013.