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Live: Decade Of Aggression

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Decade of Aggression is Slayer's live double disc. It was recorded in 1990 and 1991, with mobile units in Lakeland, FL, at Wembley Arena in London, and in San Bernardino. A live set from this band is risky business because it's Slayer live that gained an international reputation for taking on all comers and ripping them to shreds on a stage. The fear is simply that the audio recording alone -- without the subsequent live DVDs they've issued -- won't capture the sheer overblown intensity of the unit in a concert setting. The bad news is that it doesn't; the good news is that it comes a lot closer than one might imagine before hearing it. It's a double live album that approaches the league of Ted Nugent's Double Live Gonzo!, the Who's Live at Leeds, and the Allman Brothers' At Fillmore East when it comes to representing a band perfectly. This is the original incarnation of Slayer with blastbeat progenitor Dave Lombardo beating hell out of the drum kit, guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and vocalist/bassist Tom Araya. They run through the material on virtually all of their studio albums to that point, going all the way back to 1983's Show No Mercy with the tracks "The Anti-Christ" and "Black Magic." While it's true that the majority of the tunes here come from South of Heaven, Reign in Blood, and Seasons in the Abyss, that's as it should be, reflecting live the band's compositional and overdriven blend of thrash, hardcore, and classic death metal. Producer Rick Rubin stays out of the way; his production seems to be in terms of shaping the live sound to make it sound like this is all one gig. It's exhilarating ("South of Heaven") and exhausting ("Dead Skin Mask"), and by the time they get to "Angel of Death" closing the first disc, most listeners will be drained. That said, disc two is just as furious, with classic Slayer performances of "Born of Fire," "Spirit in Black," and the closer, "Chemical Warfare." Decade of Aggression is a record for any serious Slayer fan to own, and one that serves as a fine -- if excessive -- introduction to any late bloomers out there.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
Hell Awaits (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:06:50

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

2
The Anti-Christ (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:02:48

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

3
War Ensemble (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:04:53

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

4
South Of Heaven (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991) Explicit
00:04:25

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

5
Raining Blood (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:02:32

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

6
Altar Of Sacrifice (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:02:48

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

7
Jesus Saves (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991) Explicit
00:02:54

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

8
Dead Skin Mask (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:04:58

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

9
Seasons In The Abyss (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:06:25

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

10
Mandatory Suicide (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:04:01

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

11
Angel Of Death (Live At The Lakeland Coliseum / 1991)
00:05:20

Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Slayer, MainArtist

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

DISC 2

1
Hallowed Point (Live At Wembley Arena / 1990)
00:03:37

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

2
Blood Red (Live At Wembley Arena / 1990)
00:02:49

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

3
Die By The Sword (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:03:17

Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

4
Black Magic (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:03:25

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

5
Captor Of Sin (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:03:24

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

6
Born Of Fire (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:03:00

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

7
Postmortem (Live At Wembley Arena / 1990)
00:04:04

Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1990 American Recordings, LLC

8
Spirit In Black (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:04:06

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

9
Expendable Youth (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991) Explicit
00:04:21

Tom Araya, ComposerLyricist - Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

10
Chemical Warfare (Live At The Orange Pavilion / 1991)
00:05:24

Kerry King, ComposerLyricist - Jeff Hanneman, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Slayer, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Richard Kimball, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 1991 American Recordings, LLC

Album Description

Decade of Aggression is Slayer's live double disc. It was recorded in 1990 and 1991, with mobile units in Lakeland, FL, at Wembley Arena in London, and in San Bernardino. A live set from this band is risky business because it's Slayer live that gained an international reputation for taking on all comers and ripping them to shreds on a stage. The fear is simply that the audio recording alone -- without the subsequent live DVDs they've issued -- won't capture the sheer overblown intensity of the unit in a concert setting. The bad news is that it doesn't; the good news is that it comes a lot closer than one might imagine before hearing it. It's a double live album that approaches the league of Ted Nugent's Double Live Gonzo!, the Who's Live at Leeds, and the Allman Brothers' At Fillmore East when it comes to representing a band perfectly. This is the original incarnation of Slayer with blastbeat progenitor Dave Lombardo beating hell out of the drum kit, guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and vocalist/bassist Tom Araya. They run through the material on virtually all of their studio albums to that point, going all the way back to 1983's Show No Mercy with the tracks "The Anti-Christ" and "Black Magic." While it's true that the majority of the tunes here come from South of Heaven, Reign in Blood, and Seasons in the Abyss, that's as it should be, reflecting live the band's compositional and overdriven blend of thrash, hardcore, and classic death metal. Producer Rick Rubin stays out of the way; his production seems to be in terms of shaping the live sound to make it sound like this is all one gig. It's exhilarating ("South of Heaven") and exhausting ("Dead Skin Mask"), and by the time they get to "Angel of Death" closing the first disc, most listeners will be drained. That said, disc two is just as furious, with classic Slayer performances of "Born of Fire," "Spirit in Black," and the closer, "Chemical Warfare." Decade of Aggression is a record for any serious Slayer fan to own, and one that serves as a fine -- if excessive -- introduction to any late bloomers out there.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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