Seasons in the Abyss

Seasons in the Abyss

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by Slayer
     
 

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After staking out new territory with the underrated South of Heaven, Slayer brought back some of the pounding speed of Reign in Blood for their third major-label album, Seasons in the Abyss. Essentially, Seasons fuses its two predecessors, periodically kicking up the mid-tempo grooves…  See more details below

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After staking out new territory with the underrated South of Heaven, Slayer brought back some of the pounding speed of Reign in Blood for their third major-label album, Seasons in the Abyss. Essentially, Seasons fuses its two predecessors, periodically kicking up the mid-tempo grooves of South of Heaven with manic bursts of aggression. "War Ensemble" and the title track each represented opposite sides of the coin, and they both earned Slayer their heaviest MTV airplay to date. In fact, Seasons in the Abyss is probably their most accessible album, displaying the full range of their abilities all in one place, with sharp, clean production. Since the band is refining rather than progressing or experimenting, Seasons doesn't have quite the freshness of its predecessors, but aside from that drawback, it's strong almost all the way from top to bottom (with perhaps one or two exceptions). Lyrically, the band rarely turns to demonic visions of the afterlife anymore, preferring instead to find tangible horror in real life -- war, murder, human weakness. There's even full-fledged social criticism, which should convince any doubters that Slayer aren't trying to promote the subjects they sing about. Like Metallica's Master of Puppets or Megadeth's Peace Sells...but Who's Buying, Seasons in the Abyss paints Reagan-era America as a cesspool of corruption and cruelty, and the music is as devilishly effective as ever.

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Release Date:
03/12/2002
Label:
American Recordings
UPC:
0731458679820
catalogNumber:
586798
Rank:
10510

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Seasons in the Abyss 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SLAYTANIC More than 1 year ago
Slayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I Love you, DAVE LOMBARDO!!!
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YoungMoneyFails4Life More than 1 year ago
awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best slayer album because the riffs, arrangments and lyrics are at an apex on this slayer album. They added on to what they previously did and inhanced it. If you've never listened to slayer this should be your introduction and if you do listen to slayer you already know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slayer is the fastest band you can come by if your in the mood for total thrash. Seasons in the Abyss is a loud, angry alblum that can't be listened to just once. War Ensemble is the fastest song I've ever heard and I dont mean just from Slayer. Its a good example of the anger I spoke of. Seasons in the Abyss (the last track on the alblum) I feel is the most popular of all Slayer songs. In fact, I think it was made to be just that. I'm sure Slayer sat down one day and said, ''O.K. let's make a song people will remember us by.'' I think most bands do that, in this case it payed off. This is Slayer's best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of them are fantasitic tracks! Slow but good! Guitars, vocals, drums, bass perfect!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this album way, way back in the early nineties and have listened to it hundreds of times. I just played it again and it's just as much fun as it ever was. Some things never get old!
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