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Release date: 25 April 2008
Style: Bay Area thrash metal


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Disc I
01. For The Glory Of...
02. More Than Meets The Eye
03. The Evil Has Landed
04. Formation Of Damnation
05. Dangers Of The Faithless
06. The Persecuted Won't Forget
07. Henchmen Ride
08. Killing Season
09. Afterlife
10. F.E.A.R.
11. Leave Me Forever

Disc II [Special Edition DVD]
+ The Making of "The Formation Of Damnation"
+ Photo Gallery

The best Thrash Metal album of 2008

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Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Nine years has passed since these legends of thrash metal last released a studio album, and so after an undeniably long wait Testament return in glorious form with "The Formation Of Damnation", picking up where "The Gathering" left off almost a century ago. The album has the Testament stamp all over it, this is thrash metal like Testament always deliver with both more melodic and modern elements as well as a slight peek back to how things were done in the late-eighties.

published 22.04.2008 | Comments (47)

Guest review by
Hermann Langke

Testament is the biggest band to emerge form the second wave of thrash metal in the mid 80's and is also perhaps the only band from that wave still making superb music for its dedicated fans. Testament is the only band that I know that's still making convincing thrash metal not to mention that they are also a Semi-Death Metal band. I say so because they are perhaps the only band that I know (apart from Trivium) that combines death and thrash metal elements to near-perfect harmony(although Trivium are not yet that good at it).

published 17.10.2009 | Comments (59)

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Holy Man - 28.12.2009 at 18:00  
  Just listening to it for the first time after getting it for Christmas... wow... I'm super impressed... these guys are tearing it up... I love it...
Dangerboner - 29.12.2009 at 06:10  
Rating: 8 I think the length hurts this album, but I think it's a good comeback after such a hiatus.

I initially gave it a 7, then bumped it to an 8. I don't know how to rate this because it's awesome when I'm driving or working on the computer, but giving it a solo listen bores me sometimes.

We need to be able to rate by .5!!
qlacs - 03.11.2010 at 16:29  
Rating: 8 I was expecting a lot more from TFOD, it disappointed me a little bit
Metalex - 20.11.2011 at 09:26  
Rating: 9 Great albulm \m/
RottingDeathHead - 04.02.2012 at 05:32  
Rating: 10 I actually use to hate most of the songs on this album, but that all changed when I saw testament play The Formation Of Damnation Live at the Cow Palace
This is in my opinion their best album hands down.
John Shock - 04.07.2012 at 20:44  
  Fucking great indeed! More Than Meets The Eye is awesome, and The Formation Of Damnation has a riffage insanely awesome!
John Shock - 06.07.2012 at 20:23  
  This album is amazing!!! Just amazing...this week i heard it around 5 times, since tuesday!
Toxik - 07.12.2014 at 23:03  
Rating: 9 My favorite Testament album The Formation Of Damnation is awesome and that riff in Henchmen Ride...
Maco - 10.12.2014 at 06:24  
Rating: 5 Totally forgettable and boring in most of the cases.

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