Testament - Streaming New Single


After previously releasing a lyric video for the song "True American Hate", San Francisco thrash legends Testament are now streaming their new single "Native Blood" exclusively at the Nuclear Blast USA Shop. The single can be streamed here.

"Native Blood" is taken from Testament's brand new album Dark Roots Of Earth, and will be officially released on July 24th. The album will follow shortly after on July 27th in Europe and 31st July in North America. A video has also been filmed for the single.




[Also thanks to CHEF METAL HEAD for sending in this news!]


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Testament
 
Posted: 14.07.2012 by Angelic Storm


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14.07.2012 - 14:20
AndMetalForAll
kual21
Great song!! Expecting a very good album after four years of formation of damnation..
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14.07.2012 - 15:09
DrM
DreaMutilated
The vocals are good naturally, however everything else is suffers from mediocrity.

The guitar solo starts with an awful tapping section and just as it starts to pick up steam - it gets cut out by vocals.

Evidently the mixing causes the bass and drums to be overshadowed by the guitar and vocals, and rightfully so since the bass has absolutely zero characters, and drumming can be only described as "decent".

The song itself sounds like they weren't trying that hard, and some portions even sound like they were recorded by a Testament cover band (around 0:55-1:24 for example). At least it sounds more promising than Anthrax's latest release.

Mediocrity wins...
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14.07.2012 - 17:45
The Benighted
Solid song. Can't wait for the new release.
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14.07.2012 - 22:12
HaaskAksaaH
I Love it .. Just this !
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15.07.2012 - 03:38
Dark Blood
The Avenger
It's an ok song imo. Not so great, not so bad.
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15.07.2012 - 07:29
Iron Nostarion
Maiden Whore
I'm impressed; the riff is cool, the solo's not bad (could have been better though I agree), but what literally blew my mind is that how they combined Hoglan's standard death metal drumming with a very well-done melodic part. Also, Chuck is finally pursuing melodic limits fuck's sake, I'm tired of him staying on the same tone.

This album will be great, I reckon. 'True American Hate' was mindblowing, so this doesn't match, but it is still a pretty fucking solid song. I'm in wait for this so much now.
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There is their gold, treasure and wealth,
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Those who feed on corruption and weave death
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15.07.2012 - 17:37
qlacs
"The Quaker"
The problem is, two solid song released as singles would really indicate the whole stuff won't be so amazing.
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15.07.2012 - 18:33
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by qlacs on 15.07.2012 at 17:37

The problem is, two solid song released as singles would really indicate the whole stuff won't be so amazing.


YES, like Arch Enemy did. They streamed their best track online week after their album turn out to be mediocre and disappointing. I personally thought "woo, this song sounds really good, album will be great too and baaaam! it came out as a very average stuff". So, you can't really figure it out from "dribble released singles".
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15.07.2012 - 23:56
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.07.2012 at 18:33

Written by qlacs on 15.07.2012 at 17:37

The problem is, two solid song released as singles would really indicate the whole stuff won't be so amazing.


YES, like Arch Enemy did. They streamed their best track online week after their album turn out to be mediocre and disappointing. I personally thought "woo, this song sounds really good, album will be great too and baaaam! it came out as a very average stuff". So, you can't really figure it out from "dribble released singles".

You know the problem is this album has 9 track announced, from which we already heard two... I'm a huge TestamenT fan but ever since Billy got sick I doubt they can make a standout album again. Something like when Jim Morrison's soul was departed during a show - as described by Ray, Testament cannot revive the early energy after two hits: departure of Alex after the Ritual and Billy's cancer...
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16.07.2012 - 05:45
rafroes
Good song!
Waiting for the complete album!
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16.07.2012 - 13:46
Kwis
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You know the problem is this album has 9 track announced, from which we already heard two... I'm a huge TestamenT fan but ever since Billy got sick I doubt they can make a standout album again. Something like when Jim Morrison's soul was departed during a show - as described by Ray, Testament cannot revive the early energy after two hits: departure of Alex after the Ritual and Billy's cancer...


Wait. You're telling me The Formation of Damnation wasn't a killer, 21st century, come-back Thrash Metal Masterpiece? God Damn...
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16.07.2012 - 14:14
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Kwis on 16.07.2012 at 13:46

Wait. You're telling me The Formation of Damnation wasn't a killer, 21st century, come-back Thrash Metal Masterpiece? God Damn...


it certainly wasn't a masterpiece. Mediocre thrash, that's what it was.
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16.07.2012 - 18:52
Mattybu
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.07.2012 at 14:14

Written by Kwis on 16.07.2012 at 13:46

Wait. You're telling me The Formation of Damnation wasn't a killer, 21st century, come-back Thrash Metal Masterpiece? God Damn...


it certainly wasn't a masterpiece. Mediocre thrash, that's what it was.


I think it was better than mediocre. But to call it a masterpiece would be a stretch for sure.
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17.07.2012 - 00:59
Kwis
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.07.2012 at 14:14

Written by Kwis on 16.07.2012 at 13:46

Wait. You're telling me The Formation of Damnation wasn't a killer, 21st century, come-back Thrash Metal Masterpiece? God Damn...


it certainly wasn't a masterpiece. Mediocre thrash, that's what it was.


Gonna have to disagree with you there, Marcel. Personally, that album blew my socks off.

http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/archive.php?year=2008#cat95

And it is the winner of a coveted Metal Storm award
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