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Practice What You Preach [CD]

TestamentAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Testament was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's. Undoubtedly, they are the inventors of the thrash-metal wheel. Testament’s powerful sound, influence, and longevity make them one of the Top 5 All-Time Legendary Thrash Metal Bands, putting them in the company of Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, and Anthrax.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Megaforce Worldwide / Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002IOJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,902 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten tracks of thrashy goodness! June 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Right from the outset of the title track, "Practice What You Preach" is some roaringly infectious old school thrash. With lots of ripping riffs, Chuck Billy's unmistakable howl, and just enough use of melody to please the ear, this is doubtless one of the underappreciated gems of the thrash era. With the exception of the aptly titled "The Ballad," the album never deviates from its formula of energetic, fist-pumping metal, with some top notch musicianship to boot; you especially have to love Alex Skolnick's blazing solos. I'm not going to bother citing specific songs, as they're all excellent and I don't care for song-by-song reviews anyway. In conclusion, BUY BUY BUY!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Testament disc January 2, 2006
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Testament may not have invented thrash metal, but they are still a very underrated band. The musicians in Testament are equally as talented as anybody in thrash's Big Four bands (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax), and they are more hook oriented than many speed metal bands. Lead guitarist Alex Skolnick's solos are a lot more technical than Slayer's, and are usually every bit as breathtaking as Metallica's. The guitar shredding on Testament's third studio album, "Practice What You Preach" (which was released in 1989), is, of course, no exception. Even when the rest of the band (especially the drummer) sounds somewhat generic, Skolnick soars on every track with fiery, blowtorch riffs and wonderful solos. "Time Is Coming" and the title track are both catchy numbers with chugging riffs, thumping drums, and vocals which almost echo James Hatfield (plus "Practice What You Preach" has a shout a long of "preach!" in the chorus.) These songs are also both capped off by a lengthy, wailing guitar solo. Likewise, "Perilous Nation" features up and down, classical-sounding guitar work, "Envy Life" has an ascending solo, and "Sins of Omission" is highlighted by another superb, very complex solo which has several different parts to it. Other standout tracks include "The Ballad" and the instrumental (albeit brief) album closer, "Confusion Fusion." The former track, "The Ballad," kind of sounds like Metallica's 1986 single, "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," because it begins as a power ballad with acoustic plunking, but it gradually builds and gains momentum. Over the years, this album has taken a slight dip in sound quality, but it has aged better than some of the music from the Eighties. Testament may not be as iconic as some thrash bands, but albums like "Practice What You Preach" prove that they definitely should be. This is another great, must-own album from one of thrash's most important, most underrated, and finest bands.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TESTAMENT 89 March 7, 2004
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated classic... June 26, 2004
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Testament was lumped in with all the Metallica "wanna-be"s back in the mid-to-late 80s, which was unfortunate, because this album resembled Metallica only in the sense that it was thrash metal. This album stands up just fine on its own, and comparisons to Master of Puppets are just unnecessary. The sounds are very different, from the bass guitar to the drums, to Chuck Billy's vocals.
The standout tracks on this album, for me, are: "Practice What You Preach," "Perilous Nation" (which has a nifty, jazzy little outro), "Sins of Omission" (an awesome, frantic thrash song), "The Ballad" (a nice acoutic bit that builds up to a great heavy ending), and "Nightmare (Coming Back to You)" (a blast of thrash).
The guitars, while generally going for that coveted late-80s "heaviest of metal" (insert sign of the devil here) sound, always maintain a subconsciously jazzy edge and Chuck Billy's voice is a nice compliment to them. The only thing I might have ever had a tiny gripe about was the "clickety"-ness of the kick drums. It would have been nice to put a little bass in there.
Overall, though, Practice What You Preach belongs on the shelf next to Master of Puppets, Peace Sells...but Who's Buying?, and Among the Living as some of great early thrash albums.
Get it if ya ain't got it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Testament does it again May 25, 2004
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Testament has once again proven that they are not a Metallica rip off band with this cd. I just don't see what the hell the big comparison is that they have with Metallica.Sure Metallica had this sound way before Testament came out,but don't forget that Metallica got their sound from the New Wave of British Metal(Mercyful Fate, Diamond Head,Budgie) that was coming out in the early eighties. So why the hell does everybody have to piss and moan and say, " Oh Metallica did it first" what a crock man. Testament's Practice What you Preach is an Awesome thrash effort with alot of great guitar work by the one and only Scolnick(who kicks the crap out of Kirk Hammet by the way). The great thing about Testament is that you don't get bored with their albums. They have you going all the way through banging your head in the middle of Five o'clock traffic and screaming all the way down the expressway. Greag Christian is also one of the best bass players I've heard since Cliff or Dave from Megadeth.So just do yourself a favor and ignore the reviews that say they copy Metallica and find out for yourselves if you think this is a rip-off band.Testament Kicks ass
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great tones and performances, but...
For the young thrash newbie, let it be said that 1987 was a golden year for the genre. 1988 was the year Metallica came out with a video, and the rest of the bunch took the speed... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dave Rebus
5.0 out of 5 stars Testament at their finest.
Love this album! Love this band! Heavy metal at its finest. Great album to work out to. I highly recommend.
Published 4 months ago by anthony elizondo
4.0 out of 5 stars good album
I just recently heard this so I missed it in the 80's. It is a good album but I think I like their newer sound better, but thats just my opinion.
Published 7 months ago by Robert B.
3.0 out of 5 stars Writing a New Chapter
Testament spit out thrash albums so rapidly in the late 1980s it's hard to imagine how they had time for two world tours in the same two-and-a-half year stretch that saw the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ben
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good From Testament
Testament's Practice What You Preach is a excellent Thrash Metal Classic the rifts are great and just love the dudes vocals on this album but for some reason people still think... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Warren
4.0 out of 5 stars Practice What You Preach—Above Average Metal
When I think about Testament’s best albums, “Practice What You Preach” doesn’t come to mind, although it was far higher quality than a vast majority of bands that were playing... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Hill
3.0 out of 5 stars 2.5 Stars for an underwhelming album.
2.5 stars.

Underwhelming, basically an album full of filler, with a few stand-out tracks. The first one is...uh...wait, I can't remember. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Michael T Overman
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ONE FROM TESTAMENT!!!!!
TESTAMENT is a great THRASH METAL band, and PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH is one of their best albums!!!!! I like all the songs..... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Fluminense
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for fans of Testament
If you are a huge fan of Testament, like will love it. Fans of hard-core won't be disappointed. People who listen to mainstream pop music...go away! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Scotty Jay
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost a four star album.
We start off with the title track and it is one of the bests on the whole album. The drumming isn't specatacular in this release so if you are looking for some killer double bass,... Read more
Published on July 12, 2012 by PeaceSells215
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