Review by Jeff Maki
After The Gathering was released in 1999, Testament went on an extended hiatus, not returning until 2008 with The Formation of Damnation. That album and its successor, Dark Roots of Earth (2012), weren’t just comeback albums, they also saw Testament honing its strengths: Chuck Billy’s powerful, melodic vocals, Alex Skolnick’s guitar playing, songs with catchy hooks, and lyrics that were intelligent and aware. It’s Testament’s classic thrash metal style, only modernized. After years of chasing after other leading metal bands, whether it was Metallica in the late ’80s and early ’90s, or Fear Factory and Machine Head in the late ’90s, Testament finally came to the conclusion that it is a legendary band in its own right. So does Brotherhood of the Snake stand up to Testament’s recent output? (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘The New Order’
Tags: Alex Kolnick, Chuck Billy, Dark Roots of Thrash II, Exodus, Gary Holt, Marcos Leal, Practice What You Preach, Shattered Sun, Steve DiGiorgio, Testament, The Legacy, The New Order, Tour Dates
Classic American thrash metal band Testament has announced the “Dark Roots of Thrash II,” featuring bellow Bay Area-thrashers Exodus and Shattered Sun, and hitting North America for five weeks starting April 1.
Each night of the tour, Testament will perform in their entirety 1987’s The Legacy and 1988’s The New Order, in addition to select tracks from 1989’s mainstream crossover Practice What You Preach. (more…)