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Music Pick: Slayer

Music Pick: Slayer

In the history of music, there has never been a sonic force quite as powerful as the awe-inspiring crush of pulverizing noise stirred up by Slayer. The band came out of Huntington Park in 1981 during an era when the worlds of punk and metal were strictly separate, but they were one of the first groups to recognize the convulsive possibilities of a metallic attack played at hardcore tempos. Over the past decade, Slayer have gone through some heavy changes — in particular, the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013 — and the group have announced that they will stop performing live after their Final Campaign Tour, which concludes with two hometown shows at the Forum. The band just released The Repentless Killogy, a throttling live album in the wake of Slayer’s 2015 studio album, Repentless. These final shows are stacked with sets from Primus, Ministry, and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals.

The Forum, 39oo W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 29-30, 6 p.m.; $59.50-$149. (310) 330-7344, https://www.msg.com › the-forum.

 

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