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Posted by __Az__ on 22.05.2006 at 15:55
Im surprised theres no thread about this band yet... Just goes to show how under-rated they are.... They certainly deserve more recognition... They have many top quality thrash albums/tracks... 'The Legacy'/Alone In The Dark..... 'The New Order'/Into The Pit & Trial By Fire....

My favourite Testament track is Alone In The Dark followed closely by a host of others including Disciples Of The Watch and Burnt Offering...

So, what does everyone else think of this band?



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Marcel Hubregtse
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  23.02.2015 at 02:49
Written by MetCanMeshAnt on 23.02.2015 at 02:44

Does anyone have a recommeded album??


Their debut The Legacy is by their best album and not a single one of their other albums comes close. The The New Order, even though it is a mixed bag, but still superior to anything they released after that one.

Actually only The Legacy and The New Order are Testament albums one needs to hear.
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  23.02.2015 at 11:34
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 23.02.2015 at 02:49

Written by MetCanMeshAnt on 23.02.2015 at 02:44

Does anyone have a recommeded album??


Their debut The Legacy is by their best album and not a single one of their other albums comes close. The The New Order, even though it is a mixed bag, but still superior to anything they released after that one.

Actually only The Legacy and The New Order are Testament albums one needs to hear.


This pretty much sums it up, though I wouldnt competely agree with the last sentence.

If one is into what Metallica and Megadeth were doing in the 90's, Practice is easily an album to hear. Regardless, I'd say The Gathering is a good comeback and the best one of the later years of Testament, It's still worth checking out just for the level of musicianship present here.
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  24.02.2015 at 01:45
I also like Low, The Ritual and Dark Root Of Earth.

Practice What You Preach has some good moments too.
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  24.02.2015 at 03:36
Written by deadone on 24.02.2015 at 01:45

I also like Low, The Ritual and Dark Root Of Earth.

Practice What You Preach has some good moments too.


Practice is one of my favorites by them, along with their first two.
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  12.03.2015 at 19:44
Excellent thrashers! been following them since The Legacy. I guess it's like any artist of any genre: they have their good and not so good albums, but as a whole their a pretty good thrash outfit.
If there were a big five, they would deserve to be the fifth.
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  11.06.2015 at 03:41
I think a good title for their next album would be "The Apocalypse", having a picture of a mushroom cloud.
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  11.06.2015 at 05:56
Written by vgmaster9 on 11.06.2015 at 03:41

I think a good title for their next album would be "The Apocalypse", having a picture of a mushroom cloud.



I'd expect something a bit more original as opposed to some dull generic concept.

E.g. Dark Roots Of Earth - great title, cool cover and great music.
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  12.06.2015 at 02:25
Written by deadone on 11.06.2015 at 05:56

Written by vgmaster9 on 11.06.2015 at 03:41

I think a good title for their next album would be "The Apocalypse", having a picture of a mushroom cloud.



I'd expect something a bit more original as opposed to some dull generic concept.

E.g. Dark Roots Of Earth - great title, cool cover and great music.


If we could have titles like "The Legacy", "The New Order", "The Ritual", and "The Gathering", then I don't see a problem with having this one.
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  25.06.2015 at 07:12
Written by vgmaster9 on 12.06.2015 at 02:25

Written by deadone on 11.06.2015 at 05:56

Written by vgmaster9 on 11.06.2015 at 03:41

I think a good title for their next album would be "The Apocalypse", having a picture of a mushroom cloud.



I'd expect something a bit more original as opposed to some dull generic concept.

E.g. Dark Roots Of Earth - great title, cool cover and great music.


If we could have titles like "The Legacy", "The New Order", "The Ritual", and "The Gathering", then I don't see a problem with having this one.


Too many bands had a mushroom cloud cover -_- seriously. No need for Testament to do it.
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deadone
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  09.07.2015 at 02:55
I have the wierdest love-hate relationship with this band.

I either love their stuff or hate it. Not much in between. The wierd thing is, my opinions aren't based on particular era or style.

E.g. My favourite albums are The Legacy (1987), The Ritual (1992), Low (1994) and Dark Roots Of Earth (2012)! Whilst I like Practice What You Preach and low The Ritual, I don't like the album that came between them (Souls of Black).

It's not like say Megadeth or Anthrax or Overkill where I can pin point preferred eras.
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  09.07.2015 at 05:31
Written by deadone on 09.07.2015 at 02:55

I have the wierdest love-hate relationship with this band.

I either love their stuff or hate it. Not much in between. The wierd thing is, my opinions aren't based on particular era or style.

E.g. My favourite albums are The Legacy (1987), The Ritual (1992), Low (1994) and Dark Roots Of Earth (2012)! Whilst I like Practice What You Preach and low The Ritual, I don't like the album that came between them (Souls of Black).

It's not like say Megadeth or Anthrax or Overkill where I can pin point preferred eras.


Yes, you can't pin point cons about how Testament was developed.

The thing with Testament is that they have brought lot of variation in music from 80's and in variation I mean LAYERS of music, not the STYLE of thrash music.

Eg Dark Roots of Earth was dropped from nowhere and it comes out to be one of the splendid record ever of modern thrash era whereas, "Souls Of Black" was a slice off 80's thrash music delve with modern production which had hit/miss relationship with fans.

I'd say both the records are fine but produced in different spectrum. Although, they're sitting on same bench but Testament's class was really shown in Darks Roots record.

So, it's tough to point of weaker areas of Testament.
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  09.07.2015 at 05:53
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.07.2015 at 05:31

Yes, you can't pin point cons about how Testament was developed.

The thing with Testament is that they have brought lot of variation in music from 80's and in variation I mean LAYERS of music, not the STYLE of thrash music.


Totally agree.

They're a band that has not strayed too far away in terms of style (unlike say Metallica or Anthrax or Megadeth) but rather simply emphasised one point more than another (though addition of "growl" vox on Low was an attempt to get away from Thrash). Makes it very hard to just discount an era unlke say Metallica where people that only like thrash can just write off their groovey bluesy albums like Load/ReLoad or whatever the hell St Anger is.

I do think that Testament's song writing is very inconsisent and strangely seems to affect whole albums as opposed to within albums. So one album might be full of awesome well written memorable songs and the next might be full of generic filler, followed by another album full of memorable awesome songs. They're very unpredictable for a band so rooted in predictable style.
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  09.07.2015 at 06:13
Written by deadone on 09.07.2015 at 05:53

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 09.07.2015 at 05:31

Yes, you can't pin point cons about how Testament was developed.

The thing with Testament is that they have brought lot of variation in music from 80's and in variation I mean LAYERS of music, not the STYLE of thrash music.


So one album might be full of awesome well written memorable songs and the next might be full of generic filler, followed by another album full of memorable awesome songs. They're very unpredictable for a band so rooted in predictable style.


Absolutely right.

You can't expect how next Testament album gonna be. Either it'll be drop on magnifience or just a fall out flat.

It's like a variation between standing on top of Burj Khalifa and within seconds, you on bottom.

Very unpredictable band rooted in a predictable style.
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