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Cross Face Chicken Wing
11-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Slayer
Hell Awaits
The Antichrist
Necrophiliac
Mandatory Suicide
Captor of Sin
War Ensemble
Postmortem
Altar of Sacrifice
Jesus Saves
At Dawn They Sleep
Die By the Sword
Spirit in Black
Seasons In the Abyss
Strike of the Beast
Dead Skin Mask
Raining blood
Black Magic

South of Heaven
Angel of Death

Random observations:

*I think the Slayer fanbase has turned over yet again. A lot of youngsters in the crowd. Gives me hope for the youth of America.
*If you're a grown-ass man and beg like a little girl for one of the band's lead guitar players to throw you a pick during the entire show, you should be thrown in prison. Some asshat next to me would hold his hand out and beg Kerry King for a pick whenever King walked over. If I was King, I would've taken a giant shit in his hand.
*I was next to a 9- and 11-year-old girl during the show. Both of them said Slayer was their favorite band. Yes, Slayer is now wholesome family entertainment. (And they never once begged King for a pick.)
*Slayer sounded really fucking great. I mean REALLY fucking great. The last three times I've seen them, their sound has been spot on. The first 25 times I saw them, it was always a little muddled or one aspect of the band would drown out the others.
*Slayer fans don't boo the openers off the stage any more. That's probably a good thing. Gojia is awesome and 4arm seemed like a good group of dudes. Someone did nail the Gojira singer with a full beverage as soon as he came out, though, so maybe there was at least one irrationally angry old-school Slayer fan in the crowd.
*There were a bunch of teenage kids that helped set up Slayer's stage and pull down the giant white sheet before Hell Awaits kicked in. Do you think these kids travel with the band? Or do they find new kids in every town? How awesome would it be if you were 16 years old and got to travel the country with Slayer?!
*Another amazing Slayer show. This one I got to watch practically from the stage. I get that some people are done w/ Slayer after Jeff's death and the Dave situation. To each their own. I'll go see this version of Slayer if it comes through town again.

mankvill
11-11-2013, 11:32 AM
When I first saw Slayer in 2007, the opening band was Unearth and I wouldn't necessarily say there was booing, but just a bunch of intentional indifference. Slayer has a good track record of late for having kickass bands open for them.

Jasonic
11-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Slayer shows back in the day were the most violent in the metal realm.
The difference back then was you also had punks and skinheads show up for Slayer, Motorhead, etc, type of shows.

One time I saw Slayer, in like 88, Trouble opened.

They got boo'd their entire set, and they are a hometown band!!!

Sorry to sound grumpy, but I have to say with Jeff gone and Dave no longer in the band, I truly have zero interest in seeing Slayer again.
I have seen the band a good 5 or 6 times over the years.
While I have no doubts they still perform well, I just don't really feel the need to see them any more.

HeavyMetalBuffalo
11-11-2013, 01:43 PM
Now that's a Slayer setlist!.

DisposableJustice
11-11-2013, 02:05 PM
Glad to see they are keeping the "old skool" setlist:rocker:

Nater
11-11-2013, 04:20 PM
I would go see this because as long as Tom is singing fuck it it's slayer.

Sepultura69
11-11-2013, 04:55 PM
*Another amazing Slayer show. This one I got to watch practically from the stage. I get that some people are done w/ Slayer after Jeff's death and the Dave situation. To each their own. I'll go see this version of Slayer if it comes through town again.

Me too. I saw them two weeks ago, two nights in a row and they sound fantastic. Great energy, great sound, Tom may have put on a crap load of weight but that hasn't stopped him from sounding so great on the mic! :allan:

Bengals279
11-11-2013, 05:52 PM
[QUOTE=Cross Face Chicken Wing;546409]

*If you're a grown-ass man and beg like a little girl for one of the band's lead guitar players to throw you a pick during the entire show, you should be thrown in prison. Some asshat next to me would hold his hand out and beg Kerry King for a pick whenever King walked over. If I was King, I would've taken a giant shit in his hand.
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So much this. If your a kid its different. But even then wait until the performance is over. I'm 15 and im guilty of asking members for picks but I try to stay away from actin like a little greedy bitch lol

MPF
11-11-2013, 06:22 PM
I would have gone to this but I am still heavily recovering from being in the hospital. It does sound like I missed a fun show, but since I will never get to see the original Slayer, I am not too heartbroken over missing this.

Ommie
11-11-2013, 06:26 PM
Oh man, now that's an AWESOME setlist. Hopefully it's the same for my date.

Come quicker, Saturday!

hellawaits77ny
11-12-2013, 05:23 AM
Very cool review! Great to keep reading reviews that say FSlayer is tearing ass on this tour. Can't wait till Lowell.

When I first saw Slayer in 2007, the opening band was Unearth and I wouldn't necessarily say there was booing, but just a bunch of intentional indifference. Slayer has a good track record of late for having kickass bands open for them.

Dude, that tour was sweet. Saw that tour in Poughkeepsie, NY. Absolute chaos. Remains the most intense show I've ever been to.

I didn't think Unearth was a bad opener but yeah, most of the crowd didn't seem to care.

Wrecking Crew
11-12-2013, 09:25 AM
*I was next to a 9- and 11-year-old girl during the show. Both of them said Slayer was their favorite band. Yes, Slayer is now wholesome family entertainment. (And they never once begged King for a pick.)

My first Slayer show was only a couple of years ago in Portland and I ended up sitting by a whole family that had a couple of young girls. I had always heard Slayer crowds were crazy but that didn't seem to be the case :D

Cross Face Chicken Wing
11-12-2013, 11:20 AM
Slayer crowds now compared to how they were when I first started going to shows are more of a controlled crazy. They'll mosh, have a good time, scream the lyrics, maybe even drink one too many beers, but not get too out of hand.

Back in the day it was complete chaos. Fights, drunk people vomiting in the pit, throwing shit on stage, leaping off balconies, wrecking the bathroom, booing opening bands off the stage. It was kind of fun to see, but annoying if it got too close to you and impacted your enjoyment of the show.

I'm probably just getting old, but I prefer watching Slayer today and not worrying as much about getting puked on or punched in the back of the head by some drunk skinhead who thinks he's moshing.

notman
11-12-2013, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the info.

Can anyone that has been to this tour confirm if 4arm was selling CDs at their merch table? I saw them open for Testament and really liked them, but they were sold out of CDs. They're also impossible to find online at a reasonable price. (I refuse to pay for mp3s.)

Natrlhi
11-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Holy shit that setlist. :bowdown:

Zla Vydra
11-13-2013, 09:19 AM
Slayer crowds now compared to how they were when I first started going to shows are more of a controlled crazy. They'll mosh, have a good time, scream the lyrics, maybe even drink one too many beers, but not get too out of hand.

Back in the day it was complete chaos. Fights, drunk people vomiting in the pit, throwing shit on stage, leaping off balconies, wrecking the bathroom, booing opening bands off the stage. It was kind of fun to see, but annoying if it got too close to you and impacted your enjoyment of the show.

I'm probably just getting old, but I prefer watching Slayer today and not worrying as much about getting puked on or punched in the back of the head by some drunk skinhead who thinks he's moshing.

Yeah, it was a really, really bad idea to leave the chairs on the floor of the Omni for the Clash of the Titans date in Atlanta in 1991. I've never seen such frightened security guards as when a half-basketball-arena sized pit broke out and the chairs had to go somewhere...