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Release date: 28 June 1999
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

Rating:

8.7 | 627 votes

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01. D.N.R.
02. Down For Life
03. Eyes Of Wrath
04. True Believer
05. Three Days In Darkness
06. Legions Of The Dead
07. Careful What You Wish For
08. Riding The Snake
09. Allegiance
10. Sewn Shut Eyes
11. Fall Of Sipledome
12. Hammer Of The Gods [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1999: 11
Top 200 albums of all time: 138

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Guest review by
amerislave

Rating:
9.8
In the late 90's a lot of thrash bands called it a day or tried to tailor there sound to accommodate the popular alternative rock craze (that hardly seems alternative does it?).

Testament was one of the glaring exceptions to that trend. Their albums got heavier as the decade progressed. "The Legacy", "The New Order" and "Practice What You Preach" are the early albums that you think the band could never top, but in 1999 Testament released their crowning achievement called "The Gathering".

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published 21.12.2008 | Comments (9)

Guest review by
Iron Nostarion

Rating:
8.6
When you come upon such an era that was in the midst of the fires of both revival attempts and modernization, it may occur to you as surprising that a band such as Testament - which was always the first to be affected by outer pressures - released what many fans consider as tying with their best works of all time.

Supporting Chuck and Eric on this album was perhaps an all-star lineup of '90s metal; you had the astounding James Murphy (Death, Obituary) on lead guitars, virtuoso Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Sadus) on bass and the wunderkind, well-known Dave Lombardo (Slayer) on drums. So, from an outer perspective, this looks like a ridiculously high-quality masterpiece, right? A bit wrong, I suppose, if you thought all the creativity of those three was mashed into one. With the support Chuck and Eric had, however, they just managed to fully plunge out the creative ideas they wanted to accomplish; which still resulted in a good output.

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published 16.05.2012 | Comments (4)

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Amo del Merol My Top 100 Metal Albums  | #79
Death To Posers 109 All-Time Favorite Songs  | #8
Vasil de Shumen Top 100 Metal albums of the Decade 1990's  | #77
Aebsi My Favorite Albums  | #10
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!J.O.O.E.! - 11.06.2011 at 15:06  
Rating: 7 So if you give thrash metal a pair of balls this is what it sounds like eh?
R'Vannith - 28.01.2012 at 17:15  
Rating: 8 I remember enjoying this album somewhat a while back, yet I don't recall it being this good. An 8 is starting to feel like an understatement.
raymond2349 - 21.03.2012 at 00:54  
Rating: 9 Heaviest testament album, and a great one!
danmc - 27.06.2012 at 01:58  
  :banger::metal: Metal Pure!!!
Ruin - 16.09.2012 at 13:53  
Rating: 9 I've Listened it and didn't know Dave Played Drums on that.so I Listened so more Again..!!
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Dzidziafon - 14.05.2013 at 15:35  
Rating: 9 Kick ass! Model rhythm section.
LordHypnos - 14.06.2013 at 01:16  
Rating: 9 Is the bonus track worth listening?
Yuros - 07.11.2013 at 22:10  
Rating: 10 For me, this is one of the most heaviest albums of all time.
Reaper_Redeamer - 02.03.2014 at 19:51  
Rating: 8 This album is a bomb !!!
_deepblack - 27.04.2014 at 14:11  
Rating: 10 This Is Thrash ..... fucking great album great riffs drums and vocals

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