If I were to write up this review for a Japanese website, there would be no need to do any history or back ground on Tomoyasu Hotei. With millions of record sales under his belt, famous does not explain his stature in his home country. Contrast that to what may well be the smallest show he has performed in years with just a few hundred present at The Lexington in London. You may ask why someone would leave all of that behind and his response is certainly a worth one. He says; In Japan, my career can only go down right now. In the UK, my career can only go up.”
Slayer lived up to their legendary status and there were certainly no elements of negativity voiced in the after show fan debates in the bar next door. My son popped his Slayer live cherry, and we both survived the experience. The band have announced a quick return to our shores in August, and this show has also rapidly sold out. Highlight of the night had to be standing shoulder with my eldest thrashing it up to the double header of “Mandatory Suicide” and “Chemical Warfare”-Thrash the musical genre that traverses the years and unifies generations.
Well if Eric’s vocal talents come across well on recorded mediums-to actually hear and witness it live escalates the songs to completely another dimension