Tales from the pit
I have seen Slayer 11 times, and I would consider myself a diehard fan. I'm 49 years old, and have been listening to then for the better part of my life. I have turned my 15 year old son onto them, and have taken him to 2 shows,...he loves it! At the last show we saw them was in Portland Oregon on the "Hell on earth" tour with Zombie and Exodus. Now you guys may not want to read this, but I'm not real good at sugar coating things,...so I'll just put it out there; Slayer was so fucking loud that you could barley tell what song they were playing, so needless to say, I will report that as being not the best Slayer show I had'nt seen Zombie since he was with White Zombie,...His stage show was out of this world! It was like a continuous barrage of lights, fire and media! I was excited to see Exodus as it has been about 20 years since I had seen them....what a let down! Thank god for Gary Holt, or that band would fall to the way side! Gary did a great job filling in for Jeff,...But somehow I felt like it was'nt Slayer without Jeff. I felt the same way when Dave took time off,...it just was'nt the same.
Get well soon Jeff, and Slayer,....Keep the metal monster alive!