Slayer Live Review
Slayer 2014 Live Photo Review
Photos and Review by ~James Urban
Arriving in Downtown Indianapolis I found the Old National Centre easily because of the lights, tour busses and a marquee that read, “Old National Centre Welcomes SLAYER”. After waiting in the fan filled lines outside, we made our way up the back stairway to the packed Egyptian Room. The room was filled with other metal heads from around the Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky area waiting to hear a night heavy, energetic music.
Exodus hit the stage first at 7:30 and worked up the crowd with their 6 song set with great songs like “Bonded in Blood” and the classic “Toxic Waltz”. The growling voice of Steve "Zetro" Souza, accompanied by the guitar work of Gary Holt and Lee Altus worked the crowd into a frenzy. As the pounding drums and deep bass tones of Tom Hunting and Jack Gibson had the crowds’ heads banging and horns raised.
Eric Moore was the first member of Suicidal Tendencies to make his way to the stage working the crowd as he set up his drum kit. As the lights dimmed and the other band members hit the stage playing the beginning of “You can’t bring me down”, Mike Muir came running on the stage singing and banging his head releasing the energy that he has like a jack rabbit. Mike is all over the stage and is the living embodiment of the music and lyrics that Suicidal Tendencies brings to the show. After an 8 song set the band leaves the fans and stage with a deafening band lead chant of “S-T”, “S-T”, “S-T” over and over again.
After 2 hours of thrash metal and energetic stage presence, the wait for SLAYER to emerge brought the crowd almost to a quiet before a storm atmosphere. The crew releases a large white curtain between the stage and crowd, building even more excitement for the upcoming and final performance of the evening. As the lights fade and the white curtain is filled with changing colors of the SLAYER band name, the bands instruments ring out and as the curtain drops and the fans roar, Slayer begins the set with “World Painted Blood”.
Kerry King and Gary Holt played fast and hard as Tom Araya began his lyrical assault on the Egyptian Room of the Old National Centre in Indianapolis. As the lights flashed and the crowd roared, Slayer played fast and hard giving everything they had to the Metal faithful with them at the show. The 21 song set ended with the double encore of “South of Heaven” and “Angel of Death” calling a tribute to former guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman.
Bottom line here~ if Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies or Exodus make it to your town, do the metal thing and go see them. You won’t be sorry!
World Painted Blood
Die by the Sword
Spill the Blood
At Dawn They Sleep
Altar of Sacrifice
Seasons in the Abyss
Dead Skin Mask
South of Heaven
Angel of Death
Favorite 'FMR' Moments:
Slayer playing “Chemical Warfare” and “War Ensemble” back to back! Metal Medicine for me! \m/ \m/
Tom Araya – Bass and Vocals
Kerry King – Lead Guitar
Paul Bostaph - Drums
Gary Holt - Guitar
Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies
Remaining US Dates:
12.04.14 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
12.05.14 Detroit. MI The Fillmore
12.06.14 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
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