Originally Posted by TonyD
Now we know who uses limewire.
You couldn't be further off the mark.
I would so much rather they played the whole of Seasons In The Abyss or South of Heaven. An album with a bit of variation. Reign In Blood is the same fast, short songs all the way through apart from Angel of Death and Raining Blood. This was largely exacerbated by giving Trivium the same 75-minute set as Slayer, so they had to race through all the songs with no pause or talk between them.
Stuff like 'Jesus Saves' and 'Criminally Insane' work well on, say, the Decade of Aggression album, because they're in with other, more varied, songs like 'South of Heaven' and 'Dead Skin Mask' (sorely missed last night).
Of course, the playing of RIB was very popular because 90% of Slayer fans subscribe to Fast Slayer = Good, Slow Slayer = Bad, and RIB is all Fast Slayer.
This was the first time I've seen Slayer, and I definitely want a regular set next time so they can change up the pace a bit.
As for their playing and sound: P.E.R.F.E.C.T.