Originally Posted by bobbie solo
i understand that everyone wants a nonstop fast thrashfest, but slayer seems to do their setlists, like metallica, in the hopes of establishing some dynamics to their show. they throw in some slightly slower stuff like seasons and even a temptation in the hopes of showing a little range w/their material. its not the same thing as throwing in Nothing Else Matters (which to me is so drastic it just kills the whole vibe, but clearly james & co disagree as theyve been doing it for years), but theyre just tyring to diversify the sounds & tempo u get over the course of their 90 minutes or so.
Their slower songs are 10x better than their faster songs in a live setting. My top 3 live Slayer songs are Seasons in the Abyss, South of Heaven, and Dead Skin Mask. On the other hand, War Ensemble and Raining Blood are pretty meh live.