posted on May, 4 2013 @ 01:18 PM
Originally posted by alienzombie666
reply to post by Phantasm
I didn't even know Gary Holt was still alive is he the one with the Prygian style or blues style? Either way I'd like to hear it
When I went
to the Big Four in Indio California, Slayer was the band I really wanted to see. They were sick! But me being the annoying musician that I am, I
always take a step back and scrutinize live bands, whether they're a local band playing in my local pub, or one of my favorite bands playing an arena
somewhere... (I hate this about me).
When Slayer took the stage, they opened with World Painted Blood (such a sick tune), I look up to admire the guys on the stage whom I was first
introduced to back in '86, I noticed Jeff was missing... I kept trying to recognize the substitute guitarist --- I know I knew him from somewhere ---
and couldn't figure it out. Then I asked one of the local concert goers who he was, he said "that's the dude from Exodus!".
As a fan of the early Exodus (up until Pleasures of the Flesh), I thought, Oh wow, Gary's a players player - this is gonna be good... well, as the
set went on, I kept hearing someone's guitar slightly out of tune... and that just bugs the sh!t out of me. Aside from the out-of-tuneness, Slayer
was sick! But if you don't mind that slightly out of tune sound, Gary did an awesome job filling in for Jeff...
But Jeff was Slayer's wordsmith and Riff Master... there's no more Slayer as far as writing goes - but live, as I've said before, without Dave
behind the kit or Jeff on guitar, they're just a cover band version of themselves.