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The Deluxe Edition includes bonus tracks and a bonus DVD.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rise Up
  2. Native Blood
  3. Dark Roots of Earch
  4. True American Hate
  5. A Day In The Death
  6. Cold Embrace
  7. Man Kills Mankind
  8. Throne of Thorns
  9. Last Stand for Independence


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 31, 2012)
  • Deluxe Edition edition
  • Original Release Date: July 31, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, CD+DVD
  • Label: Nuclear Blast America
  • ASIN: B0089LT8Y6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
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Dark Roots Of Earth is the tenth full-length studio album by the legendary San Franciscan Bay Area Thrash Metal band Testament. It was released on Nuclear Blast in the summer of 2012, following up 2008's critically acclaimed The Formation Of Damnation album. Like that album and indeed also its 1999 predecessor, The Gathering, the album was produced by the famous British producer Andy Sneap.

There was a bit of background intrigue regarding the album's drummer in as much as that although the excellent and underrated Paul Bostaph was still a member of the band just before the time of the album's writing, due to an injury, the drums on the album where actually played by another former Testament band member (and member or contributor with dozens of respected and influential bands) Gene Hoglan. Consequently the album has quite a different feel, as far as the drumming goes, to The Formation Of Damnation.

Interestingly, the band also worked with Lamb Of God's Chris Addler on this record, but his tracks didn't end up on the standard version of the album, although his version of the track `A Day In Death' can be bought separately online.

Stylistically speaking, Dark Roots Of Earth very much continues in the path set by the previous two Testament albums, mixing elements of their classic Thrash sound with some elements of their more Death Metal influenced mid period, toned down. The result is an album that has songs with the occasional use of Death-vocals like 1997's Demonic album, sharing song-time with melodic singing and guitar harmonies like 1989's Practice What You Preach album or even perhaps 1992's The Ritual, as well as the somewhat controversial new usage of Blast Beats.
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I've been a Testament fan since The Legacy.
After releasing five stunning albums both lead guitarist Alex Skolnick and drummer Louie Clemente jumped ship.
Multiple lineup changes and three more albums under their belts we find the original guitarist rejoining on the last album.
So now that the new lineup has had some time to settle how does the new album stand up?
Well, it's not Formation, it's definitely more like classic Testament.
If you liked the first five albums then you'll like this one.
Superb production.
Killer drumming.
Brilliant lead work from Eric and Alex.
The bass is actually audible and is excellent.
Chuck Billy turns in one of his most powerful performances to date.
If you're looking for another Demonic then you might want to preview this one first.
Classic Testament the whole way.
No weak tracks and some killer bonus tracks as well.
A dream come true for an old school fan.
Recommended.
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It's been four years since Testament's comeback album The Formation of Damnation. If you enjoyed that one for whatever reasons, be prepared to be blown away by Dark Roots of Earth.

The new album finds the band crafting a sonic thrash metal masterpiece, putting more emphasis on extended melodic guitar solos, intricate arrangements, powerful rhythm work, and excellent vocals. The songs are complex yet very easy to enjoy at the same time because the band has amassed so many immortal melodies this time around. The songs are also more homogenous but varied, involving plenty of complex passages laced with melodic twin guitar harmonies, fiery lead riffs, and stomping rhythmic anchors. Chuck Billy utilizes his full spectrum of vocal talents here. He goes for the clean singing as well as his instantly recognizable throaty delivery that borders on roaring and screaming.

The rhythmic tandem on the album is amazing. Gene Hoglan returns to the band after 1997's Demonic and puts in an awesome performance. His drum tone is full and organic. His style is quite different from Paul Bostaph's; he engages in more intricate fills and even adds some twisted blast beats to the mix on songs like "Native Blood" and "True American Hate," two of the album's most aggressive numbers. Hoglan grooves and thrashes with ease, and the addition of blast beats certainly lends the pieces an extra dimension. Greg Christian's bass tone is perhaps just about the best tone he has ever had (thanks to Andy Sneap's meticulous production). The song "A Day in the Death" might be the album's highpoint from a compositional standpoint.
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.... because "its one more". this has got to be one of the best albums all year and will probably be one of the best of the decade! if you don't fully fall in love with this album the first time you listen to it, you are not "metal enough" and don't deserve it.

quick recap of the stand outs.....
rise up - this song will melt the speakers right out of your car. chuck's voice when he screams "Waaaaar" is just crazy, nasty, metal at its best.
native blood - great song. the riffs are awesome.
dark roots - the music is great but chuck's vocals and lyrics really put this song over the top.
true american hate - will this be the new "over the wall"? incredible song. drumming is awesome!
a day in the death - more great riffs from alex and eric
cold embrace - eerie song that gets really heavy. chuck does some interesting vocals here.
man kills mankind - a great "anthem"... you will be singing this one... such a great song for track 8... no filler on this album!
throne of thorns - another killer, a galloping master piece... your speakers will be dust after this one
Last Stand for Independence - another great song thats at the end of the album !
dragon attack - interesting cover
animal magnetism - dark, dark, dark
power slave - the guys hit this one out of the park... what's better than testament doing a maiden song... i can die now
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