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Slayer – Soundtrack To The Apocalypse  
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Slayer. Without a doubt the single greatest metal band ever to scorch this infinitely unworthy earth. Slayer truly are the Christopher Walken of thrash – and still some 20 years after the band first formed, they still exist – and still brutally annihilate any opposition to their crown. Other metal greats who once sought to challenge these gods – Anthrax, Metallica, Testament, Megadeth – have either burnt out, sold out or just simply faded away into mediocrity.
No band unites its fans under such a brotherhood as Slayer. If another fan sees you walking down the street with a Reign In Blood shirt, he’ll respect you. The bond is almost instant, and more often than not, the true fan will buy you a beer or at least give one piercing scream of ‘SLAYER’ before leaving you alone.

The box set itself consists of 4 CD’s, 1 DVD and some other ‘bonus’ gear. The first disc acts as a ‘best of’ compilation from Reign In Blood to Seasons In The Abyss with a few tracks from Decade Of Aggression thrown in. The first disc is, in effect what I like to call ‘The Lombardo Years.’ The second disc similarly is a ‘best of’ compilation of the  Bostaph years – from Divine Intervention to God Hates Us All with a few other tracks off soundtracks thrown in.

The third disc holds a total shiatload of rarities from demos, remixes, rehersals and live recordings. The DVD is basically the same kind of shin dig as Cliff ‘Em All – a little documentary of the band with live clips from when the boys still wore makeup. It hasn’t got the best sound quality, being not compatible with 5.1 DSS – so if you want an awesome live show, grab War At The Warfield. 

The final CD is a collection of live tracks – Live With Dave Lombardo. I do believe the CD was complied back in 1991 just before Dave left. Some of the random extra’s include; a cool banner, a backstage laminate, and awesome blood pack cd cover.

This box set is simply the best thing to come out in music. To those borderline fans that think the cash is a bit more than one could fork out – f*** it, buy it. Any fan of any loyalty that has ever liked or tapped along to one Slayer song absent-mindedly, needs to get this box set. Everyone needs to buy this f***ing box set. It’s perfect – it’s better than perfect. It offers a sense of empowerment no drug can offer. It offers enormous amounts of ‘street-cred’ with the brotherhood. It offers violence, melody, musicianship and ecstasy. Hell, if anyone pays attention to my words and buys it – I’ll shout them a beer at the Winsor sometime. Dead set. 
I don’t care if you have to sell your liver to get the Soundtrack To The Apocalypse…

Just get it.

CD Info 

Slayer – Soundtrack To The Apocalypse 
Label: American Recordings
Rating x a million
Angel of Death (4:50) 
Criminally Insane (Remix) (3:07) 
Postmortem (3:27) 
Raining Blood (4:12) 
Aggressive Perfector (2:28) 
South of Heaven (4:45) 
Silent Scream (3:50) 
Live Undead (3:05) 
Mandatory Suicide (4:04) 
Spill the Blood (4:49) 
War Ensemble (4:51) 
Dead Skin Mask (5:16) 
Hallowed Point (3:24) 
Born of Fire (3:07) 
Seasons in the Abyss (6:26) 
Hell Awaits (Live) (6:49) 
Antichrist (Live) (3:11) 
Chemical Warfare (Live) (5:25) 
Sex, Murder, Art (1:50) 
Dittohead (2:30) 
Divine Intervention (5:32) 
Serenity in Murder (2:36) 
213 (4:51) 
Can't Stand You (1:27) 
Ddamm (1:01) 
Gemini (4:51) 
Bitter Face (4:31) 
Death's Head (3:29) 
Stain of Mind (3:24) 
Disciple (3:35) 
God Send Death (3:45) 
New Faith (3:05) 
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (3:16) 
Disorder (4:56) 
Memories of Tomorrow (#) (0:53) 
Human Disease (4:20) 
Unguarded Instinct (#) (3:44) 
Wicked (#) (6:03) 
Addict (#) (3:41)
Scarstruck (#) (3:31) 
Ice Titan (Live)(#) (4:18) 
Antichrist (Rehearsal) (2:53) 
Fight Till Death (Rehearsal) (3:30) 
Necrophilliac (Live) (5:00) 
Piece by Piece (Studio Rough Mix/Outtake) (W/Original Bass Intro) (2:13) 
Raining Blood (Live) (3:09) 
Angel of Death (Live) (4:58) 
Raining Blood (Jeff Hanneman Home Recording) (2:00) 
South of Heaven (Jeff Hanneman Home Recording) (3:29) 
Seasons in the Abyss (Live) (6:43) 
Mandatory Suicide (Live) (3:59) 
Mind Control (Live) (3:05) 
No Remorse (I Wanna Die) (4:15) 
Dittohead (Live) (3:03) 
Sex, Murder, Art (Live) (2:22) 
Bloodline (Live) (4:02) 
Payback (Live) (6:39) 
Die by the Sword (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Aggressive Perfector (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Praise of Death (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Haunting the Chapel (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Necrophobic (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Reborn (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Jesus Saves (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
War Ensemble (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
South of Heaven (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Dead Skin Mask (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Gemini (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Heaviest Band Award (DVD) (Multimedia Track) 
EPK (DVD) (Multimedia Track) 
Stain of Mind (DVD) (Multimedia Track) 
Bloodline (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
Disciple (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track) 
God Send Death (DVD) (Live)(Multimedia Track)

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