Seasons in the Abyss [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • UPC: 731458679820
  • Catalog Number: 586798
  • Sales rank: 15,050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 War Ensemble (4:51)
  2. 2 Blood Red (2:47)
  3. 3 Spirit in Black (4:07)
  4. 4 Expendable Youth (4:09)
  5. 5 Dead Skin Mask (5:20)
  6. 6 Hallowed Point (3:23)
  7. 7 Skeletons of Society (4:40)
  8. 8 Temptation (3:25)
  9. 9 Born of the Fire (3:07)
  10. 10 Seasons in the Abyss (6:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slayer Primary Artist
Tom Araya Bass, Vocals
Jeff Hanneman Guitar
Kerry King Guitar
Dave Lombardo Drums
Technical Credits
Slayer Producer
Rick Rubin Producer
Andy Wallace Producer, Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Rick Sales Management
Larry Carroll Artwork, Illustrations
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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    Slayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I Lo

    Slayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I Love you, DAVE LOMBARDO!!!

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    amazing album by slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hands Down Slayer's Best Album

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Slayer!

    All of them are fantasitic tracks! Slow but good! Guitars, vocals, drums, bass perfect!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My ear drums are bleeding and I'm loving it.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST THRASH ALBUM EVER!

    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.

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