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What is your favourite Testament album?

The Legacy25
The New Order19
The Gathering17
Formation of Damnation16
Practice What You Preach9
Low6
Souls of Black5
Demonic3
The Ritual1

Total votes: 101


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Posted by on 23.10.2010 at 06:23
Simply put, what is your favourite Testament album? For me, its The Gathering, just awesome riffs and great songs. Whats yours?



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BamaMetal25

Posts: 1

Age: 26
From: USA
  07.11.2010 at 16:40
The New Order is the most rippin'ist album!!!
Storm Rider

Posts: 41
From: Indonesia
  12.11.2010 at 14:51
The best album of Testament : The New Order, The Gathering & Formation Of Damnation. That's the best trash metal band
MightyFuckinThor

Posts: 29

Age: 30
From: USA
  25.11.2010 at 03:20
It's kinda funny that I find The Gathering to my absolute favorite album, despite the fact that Alex's position was filled by James Murphy (who I know to have once played aside Chuck Schuldiner in Death), and also that the throne behind the drums was occupied by none other than Dave Lombardo, of Slayer, Grip Inc. Line-up aside, this album is balls to the wall heavy, the solos are awesome, even with the absence of Alex Skolnick, and the sound quality is phenomenal. Chuck's vocals roar and tear a new asshole out of anything in their way.
I'd have to say a close second was Low, with yet another guest drummer, John Tempesta, and I can't remember who else was different in the line-up. I think that's a really pounding album, with some of my favorite solos and rhythms of all Testament's catalog... Particularly, Chasing Fear.
Angelic Storm
Melodious

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From: UK

  25.11.2010 at 06:40
Written by MightyFuckinThor on 25.11.2010 at 03:20
I'd have to say a close second was Low, with yet another guest drummer, John Tempesta, and I can't remember who else was different in the line-up. I think that's a really pounding album, with some of my favorite solos and rhythms of all Testament's catalog... Particularly, Chasing Fear.


Nobody else was different in the line-up. In between "The Ritual" and "Low", both Louie Clemente and Alex Skolnick left the band. Louie was replaced by John Tempesta (who is a great drummer! xD) and Alex was replaced by James Murphy. Although John Tempesta wasnt in the band for long, because not long after "Low" was recorded, he got an offer to join White Zombie, which he accepted. "Low" has some really great material on it, and is probably my fave Testament album without Alex Skolnick in the lineup.
Guib

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Age: 23
From: Canada

  30.11.2010 at 20:13
Personally for me its Practice What You Preach... not only because it was the first Testament that I've listened to, but overall, the songs are well accomplished and catchy. A really good Thrash album from a great band. It was a really hard choice since The Legacy and The New Order kicks ass aswell but yeah my heart goes for Practice.
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Angelic Storm
Melodious

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From: UK

  30.11.2010 at 22:23
Written by Guib on 30.11.2010 at 20:13

Personally for me its Practice What You Preach... not only because it was the first Testament that I've listened to, but overall, the songs are well accomplished and catchy. A really good Thrash album from a great band. It was a really hard choice since The Legacy and The New Order kicks ass aswell but yeah my heart goes for Practice.


Practice... is one of my fave Testament albums too! xD Its often overlooked in favour of the first two albums, which is unfair, as imo its a very strong album with many great songs and a good level of consistency. Songs like the title track, and "Sins Of Omission" are quite rightly regarded as true classics of the band. While a fair few of the other tracks, like "Time Is Coming" and "Nightmare (Coming Back To You)" also deserve to be regarded as Testament classics. Its definitely one of their strongest releases imo.
Akram

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Age: 27
From: Egypt

  30.11.2010 at 23:45
It's kinda hard to me, I'm swaying between The Legacy & The New Order. I'll vote for The New Order to make the results get a DRAW 15 - 15
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Guib

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Age: 23
From: Canada

  01.12.2010 at 07:36
Written by Akram on 30.11.2010 at 23:45

It's kinda hard to me, I'm swaying between The Legacy & The New Order. I'll vote for The New Order to make the results get a DRAW 15 - 15


Haha nice choice ! I love the draw idea between those two cos really to me they're both pretty equal.
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Judas The Priest

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Age: 21
From: USA

  13.12.2010 at 20:51
Theres no bad testament, but I gotta go with formation of damnation, not 1 single song that aint a complete thrash masterpeice with extra headbangin, and after a long anticipated period.
Stay (sic)

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Age: 17
From: USA

  30.12.2010 at 20:51
Souls of Friggin Black! ; P
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Rebel Monster

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Age: 23
From: Denmark

  31.12.2010 at 19:11
Demonic, the brutal
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Axe Argonian

Posts: 116
From: USA

  15.01.2011 at 03:14
Although The New Order is a more polished album, The Legacy receives my vote, for on it are my favorite Testament classics ("Burnt Offerings", "Over the Wall", "First Strike Is Deadly", just to name a few). Out of Testament's entire discography, The Legacy also receives the most attention on my iPod.
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Marcel Hubregtse
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  15.01.2011 at 03:22
Written by Axe Argonian on 15.01.2011 at 03:14

Although The New Order is a more polished album, The Legacy receives my vote, for on it are my favorite Testament classics ("Burnt Offerings", "Over the Wall", "First Strike Is Deadly", just to name a few). Out of Testament's entire discography, The Legacy also receives the most attention on my iPod.


The New Order being more polished is its biggest downfall. Testament is at its best when its not polished. The polished sound kills the bite.
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Axe Argonian

Posts: 116
From: USA

  15.01.2011 at 03:31
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.01.2011 at 03:22

Written by Axe Argonian on 15.01.2011 at 03:14

Although The New Order is a more polished album, The Legacy receives my vote, for on it are my favorite Testament classics ("Burnt Offerings", "Over the Wall", "First Strike Is Deadly", just to name a few). Out of Testament's entire discography, The Legacy also receives the most attention on my iPod.


The New Order being more polished is its biggest downfall. Testament is at its best when its not polished. The polished sound kills the bite.

That is true in some cases, but polish and production aren't necessarily bad aspects when applied to certain bands and certain albums. For example, low-fi production defines most black metal music and gives it a very raw edge, but on the other hand, high-quality production is quite complementary to a band like, say, Dream Theater. It's all about how appropriate the production quality and the polish are.

Regarding Testament's case, I don't really care. Chuck Billy will always sound awesome, regardless of how polished Testament's music is.
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BitterCOld
OldBitterGringo

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From: Paraguay

  15.01.2011 at 06:18
Written by Axe Argonian on 15.01.2011 at 03:31

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.01.2011 at 03:22

Written by Axe Argonian on 15.01.2011 at 03:14

Although The New Order is a more polished album, The Legacy receives my vote, for on it are my favorite Testament classics ("Burnt Offerings", "Over the Wall", "First Strike Is Deadly", just to name a few). Out of Testament's entire discography, The Legacy also receives the most attention on my iPod.


The New Order being more polished is its biggest downfall. Testament is at its best when its not polished. The polished sound kills the bite.

That is true in some cases, but polish and production aren't necessarily bad aspects when applied to certain bands and certain albums. For example, low-fi production defines most black metal music and gives it a very raw edge, but on the other hand, high-quality production is quite complementary to a band like, say, Dream Theater. It's all about how appropriate the production quality and the polish are.

Regarding Testament's case, I don't really care. Chuck Billy will always sound awesome, regardless of how polished Testament's music is.


And we are talking about thrash here... not nice and refined power or prog. part of what made thrash thrash was the edge and reckless intensity, aspects which get lost when scrubbing the music nice and sterile clean.

when i think of the thrash albums i like most - Reign In Blood, Bonded By Blood, Darkness Descends... In Blood, Eternal Nightmare, Pleasure To Kill, Terror and Submission - they all have kind of sloppy production.

Peace Sells, Master of Lightning both have pretty decent production, but the rest of the list has lots of bite.

as does the Legacy, which is a big part of the reason it's my favorite TestamenT album.
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IDieForMetal

Posts: 24

Age: 21
From: Guatemala

  24.03.2011 at 04:01
Practice What You Preach, The Legacy, The New Order, The Gathering are my favorite albums of Testament. Fucking Thrash Metal.:banger::banger2:
Vivi'

Posts: 175
From: Bulgaria

  24.03.2011 at 13:13
I like their first albums, but I voted for the last one on purpose - I thought no one had voted for it. But I'm glad to see I wasn't right.
Yasmine

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Age: 29
From: USA

  24.03.2011 at 16:13
Low and Practice, my fave song is Dog Faced Gods.
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marouco

Posts: 62
From: Portugal
  24.03.2011 at 18:57
The Legacy
blacktooth85

Posts: 153
From: USA

  02.04.2011 at 00:04
The Gathering along with The New Order and The Legacy are my favorites. Formation of Damnation is pretty kick ass too. I can't wait for their new one!
king_matt

Posts: 449

Age: 16
From: USA

  28.05.2011 at 23:15
The Legacy is my favorite. Some of the best Testament songs on there like Over The Wall, Burnt Offerings, and First Strike Is Deadly. Practice What You Preach is a close second.

I always thought The Gathering was a horribly overrated album. For some reason it just doesn't appeal to me like the ones mentioned above.

I also think Souls Of Black is an underrated album. That album kicks ass!
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GroundZero

Posts: 90
From: Mexico

  06.06.2011 at 07:34
"Souls of Black" is the best Testament album. It has amazing riffs and solos.
ADIresiduos

Posts: 94

Age: 43
From: Mexico

  10.06.2011 at 20:21
The New Order!! Awesome album!!
ToMegaTherion

Posts: 701

Age: 27
From: Australia

  16.06.2011 at 06:52
I must say before i state my opinion that i like all of their albums. By grading them all I'll hopefully demonstrate this
The Legacy - 9.5
The New Order - 9.3
Practice What You Preach 9.3
Souls of Black - 8.9
The Ritual - 9
Low - 9
Demonic - 8.7
The Gathering - 9.6
The Formation of Damnation - 9.2
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