Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD)
Graze the skin with my finger tips The brush of dead cold flesh pacifies the means Provocative images delicate features so smooth A pleasant fragrance in the light of the moon [Chorus:] Dance with the dead in my dreams Listen to their hallowed screams The dead have taken my soul Temptation's lost all control Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes Lose all mind control rationale declines Empty eyes enslave the creations Of placid faces and lifeless pageants In the depths of a mind insane Fantasy and reality are the same Graze the skin with my finger tips The brush of dead warm flesh pacifies the means Incised members ornaments on my being Adulating the skin before me Simple smiles elude psychotic eyes Lose all mind control rationale declines Empty eyes enslave the creations Of placid faces and lifeless pageants [Chorus] 6.
Temptation [Kerry King] Have you ever felt the need To see more than you can see Look into uncertainty Reflections of treachery Would you leave the world behind Endless life is here to find I can interest you in lies Sell your soul for all it buys [CHORUS] Play with your insanity Shatter your reality Pulsing in your blood I can satisfy your greed For now all your debts are free I have all eternity To quench all the death I breed Recreate the rules of play From now things are done my way None have ever won my game Crucified them all in flames [CHORUS] Have you ever danced with the devil His temptation ever summoned you Ever penned your name in blood Let possession slowly swallow you When you stand under full moonlight The attraction mesmerizes you Have you ever wondered why It seems that evil you're attracted to Reach Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD) to my hand Step back in time's sand Genetic wasteland Far beyond death 9.
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Thanks to ripecucumber for correcting track 8 lyrics. Thanks to edster2, thunar for correcting track 10 lyrics. InSlayer toured to celebrate 20 years of Seasons in the Abyss. It can turn flesh into confetti. Guns are dangerous. And there were other things going on: They were killing people for voting in South America. I put those ideas together. The frontman and guitarist Kerry King had two entirely different thoughts on how the song should be sung.
Araya performed both, and Rick Rubin just layered them on top of one another. Fantastic album that I was glad to revisit. I did see them live somewhere around this time. The internet tells me it was probably in January of I knew better than to get anywhere near the pit with Slayer on stage, especially minus one shoe. The light show was amazing. There is no band like Slayer. Slayer is more than just a band. And Seasons In The Abyss is one of their albums that I listen to quite regularly, all the way through.
Because it is simply a fantastic album. It is powerful, technical, imaginative and very relevant. To me, it is Slayer's punk album. Regardless of the punk covers of Undisputed Attitude. In that I mean that it tones down the metal elements of what came before and eases off the brutality and thrashy doom to give a lesson in controlled, pointed, aggression. This is also where the band grew a social conscience and branched out of the schoolboy demonics and dove head first into the evils of the real world, of war, politics and murder, just like one of the hardcore punk bands beloved by the band.
It is the third in the triptych of classic, genre-defining albums they released, along with Reign In Blood and South Of Heaven. It is, without question, the bands most accessible album. It's the sound of a band that understands what they're good at, and how to capitalise on it. Reign In Blood was the only other album to have four tracks make it into their final show, while South Of Heaven only got two.
Slayer are not for everyone. They have been Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD) by so many but still hold a place in music history, despite the haters. Whether you see them as too dark, too noisy, too scary, too limited, too talentless, what ever way you want to describe them, remember they changed the metal landscape without even trying, and have come out the other end with a legacy that will cast a shadow over heavy, uncompromising music for ever.
All power to them. Chris Downie: While their inimitable third album Reign In Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD) continues to sweep the polls of the all-time greatest thrash metal albums well over 30 years after its release, there is a compelling case to be made that Seasons In The Abyssalong with its predecessor South Of Heavennot Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD) completed the unholy Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD), but saw Slayer at their peak.
Having bludgeoned the metal community into submission with Reign In Blood inin which they honed their distinctive Priest-meets-Venom attack and delivered one of the most ferocious albums of all time, it was inevitable that its follow-up would take the foot off the gas slightly and it is to South of Heaven 's credit that they expanded their musical palette, while losing none of their trademark ferocity.
The album's masterpiece would arguably be Dead Skin Maskwith its sinister tones and serial killer-inspired theme. It could be argued that this was the end of the classic Slayer era, and though there were highlights to come after, none with the exception of 's fabulous return to form of God Hates Us All came close to these heights.
Essential listening for any thrash metal fan. Plamen Agov : I've seen them live twice, mostly by chance. Both gigs been part of festivals in the post era. Honestly, I find Dead Skin Mask to be the only memorable tune by Slayer, making this album their best release. Anyway, they've never qualified for my playlists through the years. Graphic descriptions of gunshot wounds, realistic depictions of violence as opposed to fantasy violencedark and disturbing imagery throughout.
Even when my kids were starting to enjoy songs like The Trooper or Enter SandmanSlayer was strictly for my solo commute home, not metal to make dinner by. So, really Slayer has only been a regular part of my listening since I picked up their album, Christ Illusionat a public library jumble sale for a dollar. The production job by Rick Rubin fourth appearance? It is hard as a diamond, but just as clear. And it is. Probably the craziest thing about Seasons… is how much it grooves, thanks in large part to perennial Slayer underdog, drummer Dave Lombardo.
You could probably slow dance to Dead Skin Maskbut you might also want to seek professional help. Like the band that started it all, Black Sabbath, Slayer can get written off as Satanists, and they also often embraced the image if not the actuality.
Also like Sabbath, I generally interpret their dark lyrics as warnings, not celebrations. I read War Ensemble as an indictment of the sabre-rattling propaganda that drives young men to the front line, Slayer's version of War Pigs or Disposable Heroesif you will. He effortlessly spits out harsh and angry sounds while generally remaining intelligible, no easy task in thrash.
It could be argued he genuinely sings the chorus of Dead Skin Maska tale of terror that would be tough to top for even Stephen King or Clive Barker.
For me, the only weak points are the gun worship of Hallowed PointSeasons In The Abyss - Slayer - Darkness Of Christ (CD) crosses the line for me, and Born Of Fireone rumbly grumbly Kerry King antitheist ditty to many. I am among the lucky ones to have been introduced to the band with Reign In Bloodand therefore the first song I ever heard by Slayer is Angel of Deaththe opener of their most iconic album. While RIB is a very aggressive album, with songs mainly driven by speed and impact, SITA has in my opinion a more subtle way to generate the same reaction.
Tom Araya for instance added on this album a distinctive singing tone, different from the screaming and talking he was using before. And having all songs mixed continuously together made listening to SITA a frenetic experience, like one incredible journey to hell. I am sad Slayer have decided to call it quits, but I am also very proud to have been witness to their incredible career. The music they left behind really is timeless and will still be going strong long after the band will be no more.
Uli Hassinger : This is the album that connected me to Slayer.
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