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Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancients

8.7 | 289 votes |
Release date: 6 September 1991
Style: Progressive death metal


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01. The Secrecies Of Horror
02. Bitterness
03. Twisted Truth
04. Darkening
05. Lost Souls
06. Blood
07. Land Of Tears
08. Free Us From Temptation
09. Prophetic Revelations
10. Impure
11. Testimony
12. Soulless
13. Presence Of The Dead
14. Mindwarp
15. Stigmatized
16. In Sorrow

Top 20 albums of 1991: 10

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Artwork by Dan Seagrave

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Grief and Sorrow is what I feel when I hear a Pestilence album without the great vocals of Martin Van Drunen, anyway a vocalist change is not good most of the times (I mean Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, you get the idea?) and now this album is odd, not the Best Pestilence album for sure, in the songs the Death Metal parts are still there, but now with a lot of musical mixes (I swear I hear some jazzy parts), anyway let's see about this album

published 15.09.2004 | Comments (5)

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29.12.2014 - 10:11
Rating: 3
Dr. Strawberry

Don't know why the hell people worshipped this album.
30.12.2014 - 19:48
Rating: 8
Koen Smits

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 29.12.2014 at 10:11

Don't know why the hell people worshipped this album.

There were a few better albums in '91 but not that much. I think it's rated right here by death metal fans.
RIP: Frank Vandenbroucke (6 nov 1974 - 12 oct 2009)

Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
31.12.2014 - 11:56

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 29.12.2014 at 10:11

Don't know why the hell people worshipped this album.

Well,don't know why you think it's bad. Dare to tell?
14.10.2019 - 12:23
Rating: 9

This album sound like a less evolved (maybe a little less progressive) "Human" in some ways, but still good for 1991.
24.03.2020 - 20:53
Rating: 7

Watch out if you ever listen to this at work or with people you are not comfortable with. Close to the end of the ninth track, "Prophetic Revelations" and tenth track "Impure" you get some NSFW sounds.
25.07.2020 - 08:10
Rating: 10

This album is one of my favorite death metal albums of all time.
and yes, I'll echo the above-mention from quieted_darkness, the NSFW sounds (basically, porno-type moaning) can be a bit disconcerting in mixed company
15.02.2021 - 13:25
Rating: 9

A 90's Death Metal classic and my 2nd favourite Pestilence album. The inclusion of shorter more ambient tracks makes the album as a whole feel more like a journey, which Prog albums should IMO.
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