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Slayer on Halloween at Hammersmith

I went to see Slayer on Friday night and we all dressed up. Well actually, some of us just put some makeup on.

Slayer were AMAZING! I heard they played the whole on Reign In Blood the night before but when I saw them it was a mixed set and it was GREAT!!!!! Sanna and I positioned ourselves right down the front and got covered in other peoples sweat and our arses pinched.

Jeff Hanneman kicks Kerry Kings ass every time with his solos. Kerry King just plays as many notes as he can, as fast as he can, wherease Hanneman’s solos have lot more to them. They’re way better thought out, more interesting, more musical. Don’t get me wrong, Kerry King is an amazing player and all, its just that he is more interested in proving that every time he plays a solo rather than constructing something that fits better with the song.

Anyway, everyone’s outfits were really good:

Steve Crobar went as one of the Cobra Kai’s from Karate Kid. Specifically one from the Halloween party scene.

Comments (1)
  1. beast2 November 4, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    alright there dudes!

    we were also there at the Slayer gig! and in full costume too – good effort guys!!! sadly we had our phones nicked (in the mosh pit – what’s that all about??!) so we’ve got no footage :o(

    Anyway I disagree with you about Kerry King solos – he’s doing that on purpose!! They complement each other really well. Btw do you think they play the same thing every time (like Hammett would) or do they just go at it like a pair of mentalists?) Anyway please join the discussion on our blog at http://sw18metal.wordpress.com

    Are you going to the Slipknot show(s) next month? and if you live in the SW area we’re trying to get a metal night going in a local pub so comment on that post and stake your claim to local pints ‘n’ metal…

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