Testament



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Posted by __Az__, 22.05.2006 - 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?
23.02.2015 - 02:49
Marcel Hubregtse
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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 - 11:34
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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 - 03:36
Totenlieder

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 - 19:44
ADIresiduos

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 - 03:41
vgmaster9

I think a good title for their next album would be "The Apocalypse", having a picture of a mushroom cloud.
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12.06.2015 - 02:25
vgmaster9

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 - 07:12
Guib
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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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09.07.2015 - 05:31
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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 - 06:13
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
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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10.10.2015 - 01:51
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Tage Westerlund
Gene Hoglan- does he counts as live drummer ?? or official permanent now?
any knows, I need sources to fix this issue inM;S
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11.10.2015 - 17:31
Paw!!

Written by Bad English on 10.10.2015 at 01:51

Gene Hoglan- does he counts as live drummer ?? or official permanent now?
any knows, I need sources to fix this issue inM;S

Hey Griekis. He counts as live drummer (2012-now). But according to MA, he as permanent member now.
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11.10.2015 - 18:08
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Paw!! on 11.10.2015 at 17:31

Written by Bad English on 10.10.2015 at 01:51

Gene Hoglan- does he counts as live drummer ?? or official permanent now?
any knows, I need sources to fix this issue inM;S

Hey Griekis. He counts as live drummer (2012-now). But according to MA, he as permanent member now.


this is what and why I asked
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15.10.2015 - 20:51
Koen Smits

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 don't think that would fit, 'cause they already had the song "Apocalyptic City" on The Legacy and Nuclear Assault did some similar artwork about the same time with Game Over.
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23.03.2020 - 21:37
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Tage Westerlund
TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

From FB

**COVID-19 OFFICIAL STATEMENT**

As many of you already know, after returning from the BAY STRIKES BACK over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and Tiffany Billy's tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.

We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what's right, and what's safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We've reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.

At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We're taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!

-TESTAMENT
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20.04.2020 - 01:13
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Written by Bad English on 23.03.2020 at 21:37

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

From FB

**COVID-19 OFFICIAL STATEMENT**

As many of you already know, after returning from the BAY STRIKES BACK over Europe Tour last week, some of us in TESTAMENT have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and Tiffany Billy's tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.

We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what's right, and what's safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We've reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.

At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We're taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!

-TESTAMENT



Oh my god, I hope he recovers
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10.03.2021 - 15:22
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Tage Westerlund
TESTAMENT And ANTHRAX Members Cover STEVIE NICKS's 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'



wow this is good, I like original song as well, but this has more edgy touch, they found female vocalis, keyboardist. I tgought it will be thrash as bands original sound, but it was so so I am suprised, good touch, some good things happens in those hard times. Thanbks to internet.
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