Testament are a fantastic Thrash Metal band! Sometimes referred to as "The Leaders of the B-team" as far as thrash goes but I consider this an unfair title.
Fast paced, awesome riffs, powerful vocals, pounding beats, shredding solos. What more could you want from a thrash album?
This album shows Testament prior to their transition into a Death Metal band. Chuck growls a lot more than screams on this record but there are no signs of death-grunts yet.
The mixture between screaming and growling is balanced and works brilliantly. I, personally, prefer Chuck's growling vocals but thats because I am a huge Death Metal/Grindcore fan. There is still a decent amount of wild screamng to keep the thrash fans happy though.
All-in-all an amazing album and a must have for any fans of Thrash Metal, or even perhaps some fans of Death Metal.
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