The composer in the band that has come up with Slayer's most memorable songs.

Like Kerry King, he is inventive and fearless with melody - he is not afraid of dissonance and chromaticism. This is why most of the riffs he writes sound transcendent, insane, and never stale. Of course, his use of fast tempos and intricate rhythms is another major factor.

In terms of his soloing voice, he tends to take a more cantabile approach than Kerry King, yet at the same time, he takes to the tremolo bar more often.

Editor note: Jeff passed away on May 2, 2013 from liver failure following a long battle with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating bacteria, commonly believed to have been initially contracted through a spider bite.

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