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Eye9

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Slayer
« on: July 19, 2017, 12:13:02 AM »
The last of the big four, the only one left without a spot on here yet.  8)

Slayer was formed in Huntington Park, CA in 1981 by Kerry King, Dave Lombardo, Tom Araya, and Jeff Hanneman. Credited as mentioned as being one of the big four of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. That certainly could be debated (whether those four should be considered the big four of thrash metal). The band rose to fame with the reign in blood album in 1986. Since their debut in 1982 the band has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, a box set, six music videos, two extended plays and a covers album. Four of their albums have been certified gold and they have been nominated for five grammy awards, winning two of those.

The original lineup consisted of Tom Araya (vocals, bass), Kerry King (guitars), Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). This lineup remained together from 1982 through 1992 (show no mercy, hell awaits, reign in blood, south of heaven and seasons in the abyss) when Lombardo left and was replaced by Paul Bostaph, The band recorded divine intervention with Bostaph in 1994, followed by the mostly covers album undisputed attitude in 1996. In 1998 the band released diabolus in musica, this one largely written by Hanneman. God hates us all was released in 2001 and was the last to feature Bostaph on drums (until his return in 2013) as Dave Lombardo would rejoin the band shortly after Paul Bostaph had to leave the band after suffering an elbow injury mid tour. Christ Illusion (2006) was Lombardo's first album back in the band, followed by World painted blood in 2009.

In January of 2011 Jeff Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, and sat out all band activity pretty much until his death from liver failure in 2013 with Gary Holt (Exodus) on board as second guitarist from 2011 onward. Also in 2013 Lombardo was fired from the band over pay disputes (just prior to Hanneman's passing), John Dette filled in for Australian tour dates followed by Paul Bostaph rejoining the band. The band released Repentless in 2015.

Fight till death (show no mercy)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjSd4Rbag5I
At dawn they sleep (hell awaits) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0hTE_oFOoQ
Angel of death (reign in blood) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_7TMeDTX_U
Raining blood (reign in blood) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw40sDzz9bE
South of heaven (south of heaven) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtLvlaGJJEU
Behind the crooked cross (south of heaven) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRV1Zgjmiks
War ensemble (seasons in the abyss) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2e47wBWTV8
Seasons in the abyss (seasons in the abyss) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpvqPuDJWI
Divine intervention (divine intervention) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8htAULV2Lo

   
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Re: Slayer
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 02:08:42 PM »
Slayer always bordered on being a little too fast and noisy for my tastes, I like them probably the least of the big four. I could never say I was a huge Anthrax fan either, but each have some stuff I do like.

It's funny cause I remember back in the 80's everybody trying to be cool and sporting the wild Slayer tee shirts, on the boardwalk in jersey, at concerts, at parties, yet I rarely ever heard anybody listening to them lol, no one played them at parties or hangouts. I always found that strange. At least Maiden and Metallica every where I went I heard they're music blasting.

My favorite would be "South of Heaven" and I like some of "Reign in Blood". I think they are the only two Slayer cd's I own, and I don't believe I've ever seen them live , despite having been to over 300 concerts.

Two of my favorites not listed above,

Mandatory Suicide:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1cyQNcWagY&list=PLreJ97EjVxuCDM5phwcq3_7sHA2-xUHwl

Spill the Blood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rH9YvvqG5s&list=PLreJ97EjVxuCDM5phwcq3_7sHA2-xUHwl
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Re: Slayer
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 10:08:54 PM »
They are more of an acquired taste, I'll agree. I like some of the early material on Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits, also like South of Heaven and Seasons. I can't say I've paid much attention to their later stuff, aside from a few songs that were posted on Blabbermouth. 

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Re: Slayer
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 01:46:05 PM »
Slayer to perform a farewell tour and call it quits, or so at least they say.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-to-make-its-exit-after-one-final-world-tour/

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Re: Slayer
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 02:31:30 PM »
Initial tour dates posted, Anthrax and testament among the openers on the bill. Not a bad package.  8)

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-announces-north-american-tour-dates-with-lamb-of-god-anthrax-behemoth-testament-blabbermouth-net-presale/

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Re: Slayer
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 09:11:56 AM »
Not a fan of Slayer really, but Anthrax would be cool to see. Luckily, I'm seeing Anthrax next month with Killswitch Engage, so that'd likely be a better (ie longer) Anthrax show to see anyway. Pretty solid bill with Slayer, Anthrax and Testament, though.
That Man/Machine Imperfection guy didn't post too much, but he was pretty much always right.

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Re: Slayer
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 04:47:34 PM »
They should have hung it up after Hanneman died and Lombardo was gone again. Araya is only 56 but he looks like he has an awful lot of miles on him, I don't blame him.

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Re: Slayer
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 01:56:53 AM »
Shit, I thought he was in his mid sixties. He sure as hell looks it with the beard and gray goin on, as a matter fact so does Geoff Tate these days. At least Tom looks like a metal monster whereas Geoff looks like the maître d' of some stuffy five star restaurant or a ship captain on a tour boat searching for the Lochness monster.     
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