Testament

Info about Testament
Country United States
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1987-2016 Metal
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7.7 x11
Heavy Non-Prog Thrash Metal
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8 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. one user thinks it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and 6 users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 135 studio tracks by Testament.
Track durations range from 30s to 7m 40s, averaging at 4m 24s with a standard deviation of 1m 14s.
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Comment by Time_Signature 9 years ago
TestamentMyspace.com - The Formation of Damnation 2008
9.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Thrash metal proper from Testament. "Formation of Damnation" shows why Testament are one of the best thrash bands out there.
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
TestamentMyspace.com - Demonic 1997
5.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Uninspired. Ininteresting. Un-Testament.
Comment by Time_Signature 9 years ago
TestamentMyspace.com - First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal
This album is absolutely fantastic. It's really nice to hear the old Testament songs rerecorded with new technology and, of course, performed with much more skill and experience than back then. And it's really cool that the two last songs have Steve Souza on vocals!
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Review by HughesJB4 10 years ago <Permalink>
TestamentMyspace.com - The Legacy 1987
9.1
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
While never quite reaching the same level of commercial success as Master Of Puppets, Reign in Blood and Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, this album is just as important in the development of the genre.
Fans of guitar driven metal look no further... Alex Skolnick played some of most stunning solos in thrash metal at the time on this album, a true virtuoso that made Kirk Hammett look like a beginner.
Great songs and excellent musicianship, although the production is not great... a fairly weak mix.
Review by PowerWyrm 10 years ago <Permalink>
TestamentMyspace.com - The Formation of Damnation 2008
7.8
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Some kind of "reunion" album... seems like Testament won't do commercial thrash again, as this release is still strongly rooted in the thrash/death of their last three albums, but there are hints of the sound of their debut album The Legacy here too. Two of the historic members (Skolnick, Christian) are back, and this release is much more solid than the last two. The music is quite comparable to the Low album with strong vocals by Chuck Billy (using almost exclusively his normal voice here except on one track), but as Low was more a transitional album, this is more like a "best of" album... and much less diverse than Low, with the second half of the album being quite repetitive.
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Review by PowerWyrm 11 years ago <Permalink>
TestamentMyspace.com - Low 1994
8.3
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Testament reached the top of their career here. Songs are catchy as hell, and as diverse as you can get for a thrash metal band: fast, mid-paced, long, short, ballads, instrumentals... James Murphy does a great job as a replacement for Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy has improved his voice a lot to give more diverse vocal patterns. I just regret the pointless death metal track ("Dog Faced Gods") here, which would have prefectly fit on their later releases... but really not here.
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The Legacy 1987
 #1

8.1 x4
Heavy Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The Formation of Damnation 2008
 #2

8.6 x3
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The Gathering 1999
 #3

8.0 x3
Heavy Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Souls Of Black 1990
 #4

7.4 x3
Heavy Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The New Order 1988
 #5

7.6 x3
Prog-Related Thrash Metal
The Ritual 1992
 #6

8.1 x2
Heavy Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Low 1994
 #7

7.8 x2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 #8

7.5 x2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
 #9

7.5 x2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Practice What You Preach 1989
 #10

6.0 x1
Heavy Non-Prog Metal
Demonic 1997
 #11

5.0 x2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
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The New Order 1988
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rushfan4
8.1
Prog Thrash Metal
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7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
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7.1
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Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
 11 months ago
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7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 4 years ago
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7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Low 1994
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.3
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 5 years ago
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7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 6 years ago
PowerWyrm
7.1
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Dark Roots Of Earth 2012
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
 8 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The Formation of Damnation 2008
 8 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
 8 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The Formation of Damnation 2008
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Demonic 1997
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
5.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
The Formation of Damnation 2008
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Demonic 1997
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
5.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal
First Strike Still Deadly 2001, Best Of
 9 years ago
Time_Signature
9.5
Technical Retro Non-Prog Thrash Metal