In the book of Heavy Metal, the definition of powerful Thrash Metal is simply listed against one word – SLAYER. The band recently released “Christ Illusion” and were showing that time had not slowed them down at all. Hot off their “Unholy Alliance” tour with some other notable bands, the group embarked on a smaller venue tour with Unearth and we were there to bring you the scoop. It was a bitter cold night in NYC and I was running a high fever (which I realized when I arrived home) but that didn’t stop me from doing my appointed duties. To learn more about this event just scroll past the logo.
Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
Label: American Recordings
The world of Metal is right with itself when it finds the mighty Slayer headlining a concert at a sold out venue in New York, well at least in my opinion it does. I come to this conclusion because not only are they performing for the hard core devoted but also with drummer Dave Lombardo back and officially a member of the band once again. He had toured with them when it was needed and remained to record their new album until he finally decided to become part of the roster once again. Like I said, all is right in the Metal world. The setting this time around would be interesting for as every Metal fan knows, the Slayer guys have been a consistent touring force over the past few years. Whether it is Jaegermeister Music Tours or Unholy Alliances, we would continue to find out why they dominated the growing Thrash Metal scene back in the day and still can hold true to the genre without any symphonic, acoustic or solo albums being recorded. As far as their shows goes there are very few Metal heads that will disagree with you when you say that there is no better show to attend that can just allow you the opportunity to release all your stresses and tensions on the floor of the crushing mosh pit. This was the feeling I had as I ventured to New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom to see the mighty ones rip through a set of their classics along with some tracks from their newest release “Christ Illusion”.
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