Originally Posted by OraclesofAgony
A decent amount of them are probably unaware of the fact that Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits exist.
At least that's how it was for me when I first started listening to Slayer when I was about 13 or so. I thought Reign In Blood was their first album.
How's that even possible nowadays? With the internet, there's no excuse to be ignorant towards a band's discography. Hell, I got into Slayer long before I had the internet and somehow I was still aware of their discography. I think the issue is Reign in Blood being Slayer's "cool" album, while Hell Awaits and Show No Mercy are much less... "cool". (Even though both albums wipe the floor with Reign in Blood)