The companion concert LP to the thrash legends' 2019 short film of the same name, Repentless Killogy: Live at the Forum in Inglewood, CA includes the band's entire August 5, 2017 performance at the prestigious L.A. venue. Recorded during the tail-end of the band's tour in support of Repentless, their 12th and supposedly final studio album, the 21-track set commences with a searing rendition of that album's opening cut "Delusions of Saviour" before tearing through bona fide Slayer -- and heavy metal -- classics like "Angel of Death," "Raining Blood," "Spill the Blood," and "Disciple." Featuring a lineup consisting of Kerry King, Tom Araya, Paul Bostaph, and Exodus' Gary Holt, who took over guitar duties from co-founder Jeff Hanneman after his death in 2013, this final iteration of Slayer -- the band embarked on a two-year farewell tour beginning in 2018 -- is just lethal, especially when considering the fact that they were (collectively) over 220 years old at the time of recording. The unwaveringly gory short film consists of the three revenge-centric videos from Repentless -- "You Against You," Pride in Prejudice," and "Repentless" — assembled and expanded into a narrative that concludes with Slayer taking the stage. It's a fitting introduction, as the film touches on nearly all of the group's earthly obsessions (Nazi-horror, Satanism, serial killers, Grindhouse cinema, decapitation, etc.), and adds an element of schlocky, though unwaveringly violent exposition that threads itself neatly into the band's pyrotechnics-heavy stage show. Slayer's top-tier status in the pantheon of metal is uncontested, and Repentless Killogy, with its unmitigated ferocity, ample amounts of viscera, and uncompromising vision, will do nothing to tarnish that reputation.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
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