Three of the bands, Testament, Megadeth and Slayer, I had my sights set on a photo/review pass but oddly was only granted one from the only band I was REALLY bent on seeing: the mighty Slayer. Were they the only band with balls big enough to subject themselves the media’s critical eye?
Didn’t matter to me. Slayer has been one of those bands that I’ve never seen and has risen to the top of my bucket list over the past few months with the hype of “The Big Four” movie that’s been showing at selected theatres.
I couldn’t believe my ears. Out of the 17 songs they jammed into their setlist, there were only 4 that I wasn’t very familiar with. I’ve been a Slayer fan since way back in 87’ when I really gave em a listen. I was handed a tape and told that “this, is the best metal album of all time”…
Well those words hung heavily in my head and I still have to agree that to this day, “Reign In Blood” is definitely in the top 3 contenders for best metal album of all time. Of course that’s just MY personal opinion, but what do I know?