Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slayer LIVE!!

A night of highlights!
Seeing Slayer live is fucking rad, seeing Slayer live for free is just fucking hopelessly awesome.

This is what I got at the ticket counter, Playboard kicks anyone's ass, anytime, anywhere.

Here are some highlights from the night:

- They played the new song Psychopathy red, that song kicks ass, Slayer old-school greatness! Holy shit, it sounds like Araya got Rabies and tries to beat every one up through the mic.

- Angel of Death, no need to explain why this was one of the highlights, "Auschwitz, the meaning of pain, the way that I want you to die!" Kinda fucking creepy having a big picture of Dr Mengele and Hitler on the big screen, just making it painfully clear what the song is about.

- Raining blood, everyone went fucking mental, the whole stadium was a mess of headbanging and horns. I had a hard time paying attention to what was going on on stage, was too busy banging my head off.

This is during the "thunderstorm" of Raining blood.

- Season in the abyss, one of my absolute favorites, no reason to say why I absolutely loved this.

- Jihad, the intro alone makes this a scary moment.

- South of heaven, started with some lame animation of 3 crosses slowly turning in to 3 upside down crosses. They definitely get a minus for the lame big screen, showing a screen saver of Slayer graphics, but who cares with a song like that?

- The Animal. Infamous Norwegian party monster that fuels on alcohol. After the third song, the Animal stripped down to shirtless and had his own moshpit with no one else participating. The Animal basically started 20 fights within 20 minutes but luckily he's an intimidating creature so no one, except one of the singers in Purified in Blood dared to do anything about it. The Animal is no match for that dude, so he was politely but firm forced to the ground, they're friends though, so all good fun.

After the show was over I couldn't help to think "how the hell do all those guys stay chubby? The energy level is that of an hyperactive 16 year old on speed. Headbanger galore all night long and the guys are well in to their 40's. I hope that's me when I reach the golden age of midlife crisis.

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