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Release date: 15 May 1992
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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01. Signs Of Chaos
02. Electric Crown
03. So Many Lies
04. Let Go Of My World
05. The Ritual
06. Deadline
07. As The Seasons Grey
08. Agony
09. The Sermon
10. Return To Serenity
11. Troubled Dreams

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Iron Nostarion Testament Albums - Top To Bottom  | #8
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Thrasher Hungary - 16.04.2011 at 02:16  
  Return To Serenity (L)
=)
Angelic Storm - 16.04.2011 at 08:05  
Rating: 10 Ah... Testament's "Black Album". lol

There is many great individual songs on this album. The fact it's more or less the same pace all the way through is probably the only negative thing about it. But a very high quality metal album nonetheless. xD
Dzidziafon - 14.05.2013 at 15:32  
Rating: 9 Brilliant. I like every tune on this album. My favourite Testament LP, a bit before The Gathering.
bblitz - 12.11.2013 at 11:26  
  This is not 'Testament's Black Album'
Testament never made awful sell out shit.Once and for all-METALLICA'S ALBUMS
ARE NOT STANDARD OR MEASURMENT FOR OTHER METAL ALBUMS!! THEY SHOLUD BE JUDGED
FOR THEIR OWN STANDARDS AND QUALITY!!
Angelic Storm - 12.11.2013 at 21:59  
Rating: 10
Written by bblitz on 12.11.2013 at 11:26

This is not 'Testament's Black Album'
Testament never made awful sell out shit.Once and for all-METALLICA'S ALBUMS
ARE NOT STANDARD OR MEASURMENT FOR OTHER METAL ALBUMS!! THEY SHOLUD BE JUDGED
FOR THEIR OWN STANDARDS AND QUALITY!!


People like you are simply oblivious to, or just refuse to admit to the fact, that many thrash bands abandoned thrash just as Metallica did in the 90's. Metallica are not the only thrash band who "sold out", and level of mainstream success should not be used as a measure for that. Bands who attempted to sell out and failed to gain huge success, are no less sell-outs than Metallica just because they succeeded in gaining mainstream success. Besides the fact that Metallica were already a lot bigger than all the other thrash bands before they even made the "Black Album". Kreator, Destruction, Testament, Forbidden, Sepultura, Megadeth, and Overkill, are just some of the bands who at some point in the 90's, gave in to the trends of the time, and stopped playing thrash. Refusal to acknowledge this, whilst bashing Metallica for "selling out", just makes one look like a poser, who only bashes Metallica because they're an easy target.
bblitz - 15.11.2013 at 19:07  
  Overkill sold out,please don't.....
pkillerjp - 26.03.2014 at 20:02  
Rating: 8 Not a huge Testament fan by any means, but I've always kinda like this album and don't understand the hatred it receives. Who cares if Testament refined their sound (sold out- ha) I enjoy this one more than their post Legacy 80s releases- it's more original to my ears and the melodic stuff is done with class. Pretty good album.
deadone - 27.03.2014 at 00:18  
Rating: 8
Written by pkillerjp on 26.03.2014 at 20:02

Not a huge Testament fan by any means, but I've always kinda like this album and don't understand the hatred it receives. Who cares if Testament refined their sound (sold out- ha) I enjoy this one more than their post Legacy 80s releases- it's more original to my ears and the melodic stuff is done with class. Pretty good album.


100% agree.

Ritual is a great little album for those willing to drop notions of pure Thrash behind.

And Testament were getting pretty tired sounding with pure Thrash anyway.
Angry Soul - 12.04.2014 at 23:08  
Rating: 10 Just because it doesn't contain their raw trash metal-sound doesn't mean it's not an amazing record. In fact, it's my favorite by them. Why not listen to the (in my opinion very important) lyrics?

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