Heavy metal icons Slayer have topped a new list of the best live hard rock acts.

The group beat out System Of A Down and AC/DC to top the Revolver magazine poll.

Magazine editor DAN EPSTEIN notes Slayer deserve their top spot because they're "unbelievably loud, devastatingly heavy, and thoroughly evil."

The top 10 list is:

1. SLAYER

2. SYSTEM OF A DOWN

3. AC/DC

4. Metallica

5. Thursday

6. Marilyn Manson

7. Slipknot

8. AFI

9. Lamb of God

10. Led Zeppelin

13/01/2004 08:57