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Thrash and Death Metal: Slayer/Lamb Of God/Behemoth Concert Review

Slayer, with openers Lamb Of God and Behemoth, at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, July 18th.
This was my 6th time seeing Slayer, 2nd seeing Lamb Of God, and first seeing Behemoth.
I’m not extremely familiar with Behemoth, other than they’re extremely heavy.
They put on a good show and sounded really good.
I may look into some of their albums.
I really like Lamb Of God, both as musicians and as people.
They’re from Richmond, Virginia, as their singer Randy Blythe always loves to say.
They have been around since the 90s, and have been through a lot to say the least, but have overcome it all, and really are a very popular band in the Metal genre.
And deservedly so.
I will always respect them.
Again, both as musicians, but more so, as people.
Slayer are always great.
They have never had a bad show, in my opinion.
Still as loud and as heavy as ever.
Their newest album Repentless, which came out in 2014, is one of my many favorite Slayer albums.
They’re the heavy version of AC/DC, in terms of you know exactly what you’re going to get with them.
And I would not want it any other way with them.
I’ve always thought that Metallica were my favorite of the “Big 4” thrash metal bands (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax).
I love all four, but I may love Slayer more because I’ve seen them more (Again six times. I’ve seen Metallica once, and Megadeth and Anthrax three times each).
And again, Slayer have pretty much stayed the same, musically.
I don’t mind musical change, and the other three bands have over the years and I’m fine with that.
However, I would never want Slayer to change.
They have never compromised and are just as heavy or more so now than when they started in the early 80s.
Their lyrics are very explicit and controversial, but again, I would not want it any other way.
That’s Slayer.
They’re great people, but just write about controversial subjects.
So in short, I had fun at another concert.
My next one is Friday, July 21, when I see Queen + Adam Lambert.
Rock on!

Slayer Set List:

  1. Repentless
  2. The Antischrist
  3. Disciple
  4. Postmortem
  5. Hate Worldwide
  6. War Ensemble
  7. Mandatory Suicide
  8. You Against You
  9. Hallowed Point
  10. When The Stillness Comes
  11. Dead Skin Mask
  12. Cast The First Stone
  13. Born Of Fire
  14. Captor Of Sin
  15. Bloodline
  16. Seasons In The Abyss
  17. Hell Awaits
  18. Encore: South Of Heaven
  19. Raining Blood
  20. Chemical Warfare
  21. Angel Of Death

Lamb Of God Set List:

  1. Laid To Rest
  2. Now You’ve Got Something To Die For
  3. 512
  4. Engage The Fear Machine
  5. Descending
  6. Ruin
  7. Blacken The Cursed Sun
  8. Still Echoes
  9. Walk With Me In Hell
  10. Redneck

Behemoth Set List:

  1. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
  2. Conquer All
  3. Messe Noir
  4. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
  5. Decade of Therion
  6. Ov Fire and the Void
  7. Chant for Eschaton 2000

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