Audio Recordings

3 September 2010
WaMu Theater
Seattle, WA, USA
American Carnage Tour
1 CD
Steve Ballsdeep Hagar
Steve Ballsdeep Hagar

1. World Painted Blood
2. Hate Worldwide
3. War Ensemble
4. Blood Red
5. Spirits in Black
6. Expendable Youth
7. Dead Skin Mask
8. Hallowed Point
9. Skeletons of Society
10. Temptation
11. Born of Fire
12. Seasons in the Abyss
13. South of Heaven
14. Raining Blood
15. Aggressive Perfector
16. Angel of Death

Taper's notes:  

this was one heck of a metal blowout. the gf (at the time) and I got to downtown Seattle around 4PM to get some good parking and soak up some people watching. we were rewarded, as being from Alaska, you usually see the same faces at repeated shows. lots of freaks wandering around for sure. as for the WaMu Theater, I was actually impressed, as for resembling a giant metal ballroom, some pretty great sound was captured with the recordings for all 3 bands. the mix for the first, Testament, was a little 'mushy' on the low end (I don't think they got a soundcheck), and when they parted the crowd mid-set for a full on mosh-battle, that was pretty fun to watch. I always liked Testament, they did not disappoint. Megadeth, however, the sound was SPOT on. as soon as they launched into "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due", I knew we were in for a treat. (best way to test sound: close your eyes for 10 seconds while the band is playing...your ears only can usually tell you)....the right mix of jazzy riffs and plucky low-end, this is easily the best sounding MD show out of the 5 times I taped them ('95, twice in '98 and '07). to these ears, it sounds just shy of an FM recording, betrayed only by an occasional screamer (never detracting from the music), it's a great, solid document of the 20th Anniversary of "Rust In Peace". as for Slayer...they're Slayer...brutal, pummeling, and brash...the same sound captured for MD was done for Slayer, it also is easily the best Slayer recording out of the few times I taped them (back in '95 and a rare show for the punk covers album "Undisputed Attitude" in Anchorage in '96)....I could rail on and on with a bunch of superlatives, but just go ahead and down the very least, the Megadeth and Slayer. your ears will thank you.