Slayer's Araya Was Worried About Making Repentless Without Hanneman
Araya tells Full Metal Jackie: "Kerry has a different style of writing to Jeff. Kerry's very chaotic - fact, in-your-face stuff. He writes good songs, but I was thinking, 'How is this going to sound?'
"On previous records, Kerry would say, 'This is how I want it done,' and that's how he expects it. Jeff would give you feedback. That's what I like, having someone give me feedback. So that was my concern: how everything was going to sound compared to a record that would have Jeff there."
Araya concluded that he'd have to change his approach to recording, and found an ally in producer Terry Date. Read about that here.
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