(Photo by Robin Pullman)
MONTCLAIR, NJ—Thrash legends Slayer performed an aggressive set with some incredible support from Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Nov. 29, 2014. The thing that absolutely floored me the most was simply seeing Steve Zetro fronting Exodus for the first time in 10 years. With Suicidal Tendencies, what stood out the most were the really uplifting and intense speeches given by frontman Mike Muir.
The night began with the song "Black 13" blasting really hard from the new Exodus album, Blood In, Blood Out. Then came "Blood In, Blood Out," and Zetro shouted to the crowd, "Put your fucking horns in the air." Hearing Zetro scream, "Murder in the front row!" from the track "Bonded By Blood" was tremendously exciting to hear, and the song was received quite well.
During the song "Toxic Waltz," the first circle pit of the night opened up, and Zetro exclaimed, "Better bring your dancing shoes." Zetro and the audience were trading off singing different verses for the song. The final song Exodus played was "Strike Of The Beast," and there was a strange uneasiness in the air. Then Gary Holt did his solo…