where do I start?
First off, I missed Anthrax. I hate them, so I'm not too bummed ("I even shouted Anthrax sucks" really loudly
) but I did want the chance to see if they were better live than on CD.
Megadeth was alright. Dave Cumstaine is such a loser though. My friend and I couldn't help but laugh every time we saw him on stage.
As for the songs: It was amazing to see "Peace Sells." That is my favorite Megadeth song and it was great live. "Rust in Peace...Polaris" wasn't as good as last time, though. Also, I dunno why he put "trust" and "a tout le monde" in such a limited-length set. They were quite boring and sleep-inducing.
SLAAAAYYYYEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! was okay. I saw them in Italy this summer and unfortunately saw them do the same set instead of their awesome European set with Hell Awaits, Chemical Warfare, and Silent Scream. Anyways, that show destroyed my extremely high expectations. The sound was off and it seemed like my favorite band nn the world wasn't the best live band in the world like everybody else said.
My thoughts didn't change tonight, unfortunately. To add insult to injury, I got a massive headache every time I headbanged or screamed the words to a song.
As for the songs: "Seasons in the Abyss" is still their best live song, despite the fact that barely anybody was singing the chorus
I also enjoyed "Dead Skin Mask" and "South of Heaven." "Raining Blood" is still decent live. (same as Italy)
"Blood Red" was amazing, though. Look, I've said it before and I'll say it again, but Slayer is much better at playing slow songs than fast songs. The fast songs just sound empty, while the slow songs have so much power and emotion.
Anyways, I hate to even think about it, but I may think twice about seeing Slayer again if they keep playing the same songs over and over. Hopefully they'll have a good set though.