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Encyclopedia > Seasons in the Abyss
Seasons in the Abyss
Seasons in the Abyss cover
Studio album by Slayer
Released October 9, 1990
Recorded 1990
Hit City West
Hollywood Sound
Record Plant
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre Thrash metal
Length 42:23
Label Def American Records
Producer Rick Rubin
Andy Wallace
Slayer
Professional reviews
Slayer chronology
South of Heaven
(1988)
Seasons in the Abyss
(1990)
Decade of Aggression
(1991)

Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Slayer. It was recorded in 1989 and released in 1990 through Def American Records, and later through American Recordings after the company changed its name. This is Dave Lombardo's last studio album with Slayer, until his return in 2006 with the release of Christ Illusion. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (945 × 945 pixel, file size: 81 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of Slayers 1990 album Seasons in the Abyss. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Def American was a record label which was founded by record producer Rick Rubin after he left Def Jam in 1989. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Decade of Aggression is a double live album by Slayer and was released in 1991 through Def American Records (later renamed to American Recordings). ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its signature high speed and aggression. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Def American was a record label which was founded by record producer Rick Rubin after he left Def Jam in 1989. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Christ Illusion is the tenth studio album by Slayer, which was released on August 8, 2006 on American Recordings. ...

Contents

Recording

"Born of Fire" was for a long time just an instrumental leftover song from South of Heaven with a working title "Stress" due to the fact that Kerry King could not write any good lyrics for it during the South of Heaven sessions. Eventually it was the last song completed for Seasons in the Abyss. South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ...


The somewhat strange vocal arrangement on the track "Temptation" was unintentionally done that way. If you listen to the track, you actually hear Tom Araya singing the song twice: once the way he thought it fit and for the second time on the insistence of Kerry King the way he thought it should be sung. The haunting end result came to be because the first vocal track was not erased between the takes. When the producer played the track and heard both vocal renditions simultaneously on the instrumental background, he liked it so much that both vocals were used on the album. Nobody is sure which vocals are the original.[1] Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ...


Lyrical themes

War, murder, and human weakness are the major lyrical themes, while rarely turning to the demonic themes of that of Reign in Blood and South of Heaven. Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ...


The song "Dead Skin Mask" was inspired on the murders and habits of serial killer Ed Gein. "Blood Red" deals with oppressive communist governments and the way they "Enforce truth through a gun". The song is an allusion, or at least has its inspiration, in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Dead Skin Mask is a song released in 1990 on the album Seasons In The Abyss by Slayer. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... “Gein” redirects here. ... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ... Student flag-waver at the Tiananmen Square protests, May 1989, Tiananmen Square, Beijing. ...


Reception and significance

Seasons in the Abyss was released on October 9, 1990 and peaked at number 40 on the Billboard 200 album chart, the highest position the band attained at the time.[2] In 1992 the album was certified gold, for sales in excess of 500,000 in the United States.[3] is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The album received positive reviews, Steve Huey of All Music Guide described the album as bringing back the "pounding aggression of Reign In Blood, periodically kicking up the mid-tempo grooves of South of Heaven. Huey described the music as "displaying the full range of their abilities all in one place, with sharp, clean production.," stating the band is refining rather than progressing or experimenting. The album received a rating of four and a half out of five stars, while the title track and "War Ensemble" earned Slayer its heaviest airplay on MTV to date.[4] The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Track listing

  1. "War Ensemble" (Lyrics: Araya/Hanneman) (Music: Hanneman)– 4:54
  2. "Blood Red" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: Hanneman) – 2:50
  3. "Spirit in Black" (Lyrics: King) (Music: Hanneman) – 4:07
  4. "Expendable Youth" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: King) – 4:10
  5. "Dead Skin Mask" (Lyrics:Araya) (Music: Hanneman) – 5:34
  6. "Hallowed Point" (Lyrics: Araya/Hanneman) (Music: Hanneman/King) – 3:24
  7. "Skeletons of Society" (Lyrics & Music: King) – 4:41
  8. "Temptation" (Lyrics & Music: King) – 3:26
  9. "Born of Fire" (Lyrics: King) (Music: Hanneman/King) – 3:07
  10. "Seasons in the Abyss" (Lyrics: Araya) (Music: Hanneman) – 6:42

Seasons in the Abyss is the fifth studio album by thrash metal band Slayer. ...

Credits

Slayer

Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ...

Production

  • Rick Rubin - producer
  • Andy Wallace - co-producer, engineer, mixing
  • Slayer - co-producer
  • Chris Rich - assistant engineer
  • David Tobocman - assistant engineer
  • Allen Abrahamson - assistant engineer
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Larry Carroll - illustration
  • Sunny Bak - photography

Frederick Jay Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana... Howie Weinberg is a music mastering engineer who has worked with numerous bands. ... Reign in Blood, 1986 Larry Carroll is an artist who has worked for The Progressive, The Village Voice and the New York Times drawing political illustrations. ...

References

  1. ^ 1990 issue of Metal Maniacs featuring Slayer and Megadeth talking about their then new LPs (Seasons in The Abyss and Rust In Peace)
  2. ^ Slayer's album chart history. Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-19.
  3. ^ Recording Industry Association of America Gold & Platinum Searchable Database. RIAA. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ Huey, Steve. Seasons in the Abyss. All Music Guide.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-13.

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Seasons in the Abyss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
Seasons in the Abyss is an album by thrash metal band Slayer.
"Seasons in the Abyss" ends the album in a similar fashion to "Spill The Blood" from South of Heaven, with a clean guitar intro.
The title of the album might be derived from Rimbaud's A Season in Hell.
Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Seasons In The Abyss - Slayer at Epinions.com (1115 words)
Seasons in The Abyss is an incredible metal album that simply should not be missed by anybody even remotely into the genre.
With Seasons In The Abyss, Slayer took the best of both worlds, mixing the speed of RIB with the grooves of SOH and producing one helluva metal album.
SITA also addresses a lot of what was really wrong with South Of Heaven, such as the overly amplified drum tracks (did we really need such loud drumming on a "slower album" like SoH?) and occasionally same-sounding songs.
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