Among the leaders of heavy metal over the past twenty years, Testament have always provided the rock solid proof that great song writing, regardless of genre, will always transcend time. Their crucial contributions to the early thrash metal surge of the mid to late 1980s helped to develop a sound that forever changed the face of heavy music and resonates just as loudly today. With all of their Bay Area peers either calling it a day or drastically altering their sound, Testament has remained a worldwide metal ambassador throughout the 1990s and into the new century.
Live in London
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Since axeman Alex Skolnick originally left the band because he didn't approve of the ultra-heavy direction Testament were headed, it's not surprising this concert set list doesn't include any songs from the group's newer albums (like "The Gathering," which fused death metal with thrash). But, other than missing a few new songs, "Live In London" is virtually the same as a Testament Greatest Hits album (only with clapping, cheering, and banter between songs). Every song on here is perfectly (or nearly perfectly) executed, and this album is so energetic, the only time it slows down is for track eleven ("The Legacy").
It's very exciting that Alex Skolnick (at least temporarily) rejoined the band, but it's even cooler that he's in top form, here. His searing riffs and wailing solos prove that he truly is master of his instrument. "Over The Wall" and "Raging Waters," which are scorching songs with blistering guitar work, maybe illustrate his talent best, and tracks one and three, "The Preacher" and "The Haunting" are two examples of his great leads.
"Practice What You Preach," "Let Go Of My World," and "Raging Waters" are the catchiest tunes on this album, but every other song is great, too.Read more ›
Testament still rules and Chuck Billy sounds and looks better than ever!
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great product at a great price with super fast delivery! Thanks!!!!Published 16 months ago by ernesto j. cuellar jr.
Wow, what a cool album. Testament are true thrash metal giants. A must have for all metal fans!Published on November 9, 2006 by J. De Rose
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