Tom Araya:Slayer

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Luke S Mouse, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse Guest

    Jun 5, 2009
    What do you guys think of him?
  2. Clank


    Jan 7, 2008
    Huntington Beach
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Strings
    I think "New Faith" is genius.
  3. FenderGibson


    Feb 6, 2009
    I think he's a great ****ing bassist. :bassist:
  4. scrunks11


    Aug 1, 2009
    tom is my idol :) and altho some dismiss him as just shouting he is very talented as he plays fast complex basslines as well as doing those awesome screams
  5. i just saw them live at mayhem fest last week. killer show, but while listening to his bassline during 'angel of death'...

    listen to the guitar riff that starts at 1:38
    at 1:49, you can hear the bass kick in, and he begins playing the octave jump riff, which descends by halfsteps
    if you listen to the fill at 1:52, you can hear him playing straight Eb eigth notes

    but at mayhem fest, he just playing straight Eb eigth notes throughout that whole section. which i thought was weird. oh well, all things considered hes a great performer, the fact that he does good quality vocals while keeping up with 2 of the fastest guitarists in metal is impressive

    and for those who are interested, he was talking about a new album this year...
  6. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    Monarch to the Kingdom of the DEAD!!!!
  7. funkybass4ever


    Dec 12, 2007
    I love his early stuff- die by the sword, haunting the chapel, hell awaits:bassist: