"Hell Awaits" as written by and Kerry King Jeff Hanneman....
Existing on damnation's edge
The priest had never known
To witness such a violent show
Of power overthrown

Angels fighting aimlessly
Still dying by the sword
Our legions killing all in sight
To get the one called Lord

The Gates of Hell lie waiting as you see
There's no price to pay just follow me
I can take your lost soul from the grave
Jesus knows your soul can not be saved

Crucify the so called Lord
He soon shall fall to me
Your souls are damned your God has fell
To slave for me eternally
Hell awaits

The Reaper guard's the darkened Gates
That Satan calls his home
Demons feed the furnace where
The Dead are free to roam

Lonely children of the night
There's seven ways to go
Each leading to the burning hole
The Lucifer controls

Priests of Hades seek the sacred star
Satan sees the answer lies not far
Zombies screaming souls cry out to you
Satanic laws prevail your life is through

Pray to the moon, when it is round
Death with you shall then abound
What you seek, for can't be found
In sea or sky or underground

Now I have you deep inside my everlasting grasp
The seven bloody Gates of Hell
Is where you'll live your last

Warriors from Hell's Domain
Will bring you to your Death
The flames of Hades burning strong
Your soul shall never rest

The Gates of Hell lie waiting as you see
There's no price to pay just follow me
I can take your lost soul from the grave
Jesus knows your soul can not be saved

Sacrifice the lives of all I know they
Soon shall die
Their souls are damned to rot in Hell
and keep the fire growing deep inside
Hell awaits


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"Hell Awaits" as written by Kerry Ray King Jeffery John Hanneman

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  • +1
    General CommentFirst Slayer song I ever heard.
    Kodos86on April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentur retarded..cradle of filth covered it...if it was for slayer doin it first..then cradle of filth couldn't cover it..and no one can be better than an original..
    BuRnTbYtHeSuNon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how Satan is watching, waiting to strike once Gods back is turned and dethrone him.
    Speed_rebelon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how Satan is watching, waiting to strike once Gods back is turned and dethrone him.
    Speed_rebelon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe live version on decade of aggression kicks all ass, the intro blows my mind every time especially just before he starts singing
    ogretagon April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA band that makes a great cover of this song is VADER, not cradle of filth which cover sucked.... But of course that the original version is best, there's no doubt about that
    DarKoutoon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks my ass,and nothing beats an original
    slatanicon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat slayer songs, this is my fav song to sacrifice goats and drink from the gilded chalice to
    CatBreathon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't have a chalice, but if I had one, I would definately enjoy it with this song.
    RobbyRaccoonon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf Hell had theme music, this is what you'd hear, as you fall further and further down. . .
    jp410on September 28, 2006   Link

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