Angel of Death


"Angel of Death" by Slayer is typically performed in the key of E minor. Released in 1986 as part of their album "Reign in Blood," the song was composed by Slayer band members Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. One interesting fact is that "Angel of Death" is known for its controversial subject matter, as it explores the atrocities committed by Nazi physician Josef Mengele during the Holocaust. The melody features fast-paced guitar riffs, aggressive drumming, and intense vocals by lead singer Tom Araya, showcasing Slayer's signature thrash metal style. Despite its controversial themes, the song has become one of Slayer's most iconic and influential tracks within the heavy metal genre.