Repentless Tour Lands In Seattle.

Entering WaMu Theater on Saturday the excitement was almost palpable.  Understandably so.  This was to be the night of epic music for every metal head in Seattle.  This was the night of the anticipated Relentless World Tour headlined by Slayer, with Lamb of God and Behemoth supporting.  The Seattle metal heads were not disappointed in the show at all.

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The Polish metal band Behemoth kicked off the night with Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer off of the Satanist album.  This metal band though fairly new to the American metal market grabbed the Seattle crowd by the crotch and didn’t let go until they had properly woke them up and started the show off right.  Drummer Inferno was pounding out the over 200 ppm hits that drove the crowd to a near fury level.  Giving lead signer Nergal a place to come in and growl.  With the crowd antsy from the word go, Behemoth delivered what some would call a short set, but a set that definitely lit the fire for metal on this night in Seattle.

Photos of Behemoth can be found here at Jared Ream Photo.

Setlist…

Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
Conquer All
Messe Noire
Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
Decade of Therion
Ov Fire and the Void
Chant for Eschaton 2000

With a quick stage swap the metal titans Lamb Of God took the stage.  With two large LED screens on the stage showing video clips to fit the song that the band was playing.  First to come out on stage was drummer Chris Adler, who on this night was sporting a Seattle Seahawks 12 jersey.  Following his appearance was bassist John Campbell, guitarist Mark Morton and Willie Adler.  Bringing up the rest was singer and master of the growl Randy Blythe.  Who during their 10 song set went airborne numerous times.  Launching himself off the drum riser, and a metal platform in the middle of the stage while tucking his legs up to get more space between the ground and himself.  The fire in the crowd that was ignited by Behemoth was a given a little boost of jet fuel when Lamb of God kicked off their set.  With the power opening combo of Laid to Rest and Now You’ve Got Something To Die For.  Guitarist Mark Morton, and Willie Adler shredded the ears of the entire audience while the bass cuts from John Campbell sat right in the pocket created by Chris Adler on drums.  They ended their set with the same fury that they came out with, ending it all with Redneck.  A song that had the entire audience doing most of the lyrics for Blythe.  Truly a great way to end a set.

Photos of Lamb Of God can be found here at Jared Ream Photo.

Setlist…

Laid to Rest
Now You’ve Got Something to Die For
512
Engage the Fear Machine
Ruin
Descending
Blacken the Cursed Sun
Still Echoes
Walk With Me in Hell
Redneck

Very shortly after Lamb Of God left the stage, a huge white curtain dropped into the middle of the photo pit, creating a great white veil for the Slayer road crew to be able to convert the stage from what it was, to what it should become.  Which brought the fevour to yet another high point.  The lights dimmed behind the stage, and a series of crosses started being projected from behind the great white curtain.  As the intro music played, the crosses started rotating until the pointed “South of Heaven.  When the opening song “Repentless” started, the white curtain fell revealing the band in all their unholy glory.  With guitarist Kerry King shredding his axe, singer and bassist Tom Araya pounded out the bass lines and sang out the lyrics.  Guitarist Gary Holt held down he rest along with drummer Paul Bostaph.  Ripping through varied songs from the catalog from The Antichrist, to Raining Blood.  The fever that they created put the crowd into a fury that was slowly building all night, and was only now being to come to it’s fruition.  Slayer ended the night with “Angel of Death” and left Seattle metal heads in a tail spin.

Photos of Slayer can be found here at Jared Ream Photo.

Setlist…

Repentless
The Antichrist
Disciple
Postmortem
Hate Worldwide
War Ensemble
When the Stillness Comes
You Against You
Mandatory Suicide
Hallowed Point
Dead Skin Mask
Born of Fire
Cast the First Stone
Bloodline
Seasons in the Abyss
Hell Awaits
South of Heaven
Raining Blood
Chemical Warfare
Angel of Death

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