Live Undead is the first live album by American thrash metal band Slayer. It has been questioned by both critics and authors that the audience sound may or may not be faked. The album was originally intended to be recorded in front of a live audience, but things went wrong. Nevertheless, when asked if they were fake, producer Bill Metoyer said, "I don't know if I should tell you. The seven-track live record was recorded in front of a room full of people Captor Of Sin - Slayer - Live Undead New York 13 - Anthrax - State Of Euphoria in the autumn of It has been rumored that the crowd noise was added in a studio rather than recorded on stage.
Isn't that one of those great industry secrets? Let's just say that when you're doing a live record, you want live sound — even Captor Of Sin - Slayer - Live Undead perhaps the microphones didn't pick up the audience properly.
Live Undead marked the beginning of a short association between Slayer and artist Albert Cueller. Cueller would design the sleeve image, which depicts the four band members as grinning, partially decayed zombies walking through a graveyard.
The EP begins with "Black Magic", with an extended introduction building alongside the audience's yelling. The song is performed faster, heavier, Captor Of Sin - Slayer - Live Undead more confident than its original recording in When the song is over, lead vocalist Tom Araya says, "They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Well I say fuck the pen! In fact, the Live Undead version of "Black Magic" established a career-long trend of Slayer's live songs being more powerful than the studio versions, with very few exceptions".
AllMusic 's employee Ned Raggett gave the album a two and a half star rating, noting that " Live Undead isn't really necessary except for the hardest of hardcore fans in the end, especially in comparison to Decade of Aggression ," and saying that "Evil Has No Boundaries" was the best performance of the seven songs.
Raggett also wrote that despite being an unnecessary release, "it does have its 'it could only be Slayer' moments — including Araya's almost casual way of rudely introducing 'Captor of Sin'.
The album was originally released in under Metal Blade Records. In both andit was re-released with the same catalog numbers. Init was again re-released as an eleven-track record.
The following personnel can be sourced from both AllMusic and the album's notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the live album. For the song, see South of Heaven.
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