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The Legacy [Explicit]
 
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The Legacy [Explicit]

21 April 1987 | Format: MP3

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4:06
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5:08
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4:32
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2:31
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3:42
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4:39
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4:04
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5:51
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By A Customer on 30 Dec. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Prehaps one of the most overlooked thrash metal bands, and after listening to this album, you'll really wonder why. The complexity, yet molodic nature of every riff and solo played and vocal sang will impress anyone who listens to this style of music, and make everyone wonder why Testament aren't a band which instantly come to mind when you hear the words "Thrash" or "Metal". The opening track "Over The Wall" kicks right in a lets you know exactly what you're in store for with this album, with it's blistering speed and killer vocals and its constant headbanging riffs, all together with an excelent solo, and as soon as you picked up the "Over the wall!!" screams timing, you're sure to be shouting along with it yourself.
Of course, this album has many more brilliant songs to offer such as "The Haunting" with it's spine chilling feel and "Apocalyptic City" with it's thundering drums and chugging guitar riffs and the frantic pure Thrash metal "C.O.T.L.O.D.", it's a definate must buy for any metal head. This album proves without a doubt, Testament can be compared to such legends as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax and is a true underrated classic. Too much is this band and album looked over when it should be praised as a "Kill 'Em All" or a "Killing Is My Business ... And Business Is Good!". A must buy for any metal head and really, "The Legacy" is a landmark album for music.
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Format: Audio CD
This documents the beginnings of what would be in my opinion the best thrash metal band ever.
With (at the time) new vocalist Chuck Billy replacing steve Souza Testament finally had a complete line up capable of producing some great music.
From the off with over the wall the thunderous sound takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride, there are some excellent riffs, fast paced drums growled vocals and some absolutely amazing solos and thats just the beginning!.
All of the songs on offer here are pure thrash i.e fast and heavy throughout so dont expecxt any ballads but with instrumental openings to some songs (in particular Apocalyptic city) it makes it far from tedious unlike some early slayer records.
The production is great although dated somewhat, but to me it adds more nostalgia to the record and sounds in the vein of something like Master of Puppets.If this bothers you though then check out First strike still deadly(it features song from both this album and the new order but re-recorded) as the updated production does manage to improve on some of the songs here -burnt offerings and first strike is deadly being my faves
Fantastic band and so very underrated it is criminal!
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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Testament's 1987 debut album The Legacy is one of the most respected and highly regarded records to emerge from the Thrash Metal movement.

The album contains many of the band's most enduring and popular songs which are still present in the band's live repertoire to this day, proof if it was needed of the album's relevance and staying power. The Legacy is not a flavour of the week release that you will play a few times and then discard forever, but rather an album which you will return to time and again.

Musically; Testament were never as direct and ferocious as on The Legacy, delivering harder, darker and more energetic songs than on their subsequent albums and what the album lacks in variety it makes up for in intensity. Don't let that statement confuse you however, Testament still manage to pack in a surprisingly diverse collection of musically interesting songs on this album.

The band are proficient in all areas, the guitars and bass are excellent, the vocals and drumming are superb and the production is of a surprisingly high quality for a Thrash band's debut album.

The album contains the memorable 'Raging Waters,' 'The Haunting,' and 'Over The Wall,' all of which are classic songs.
The highlight of the album is the catchy and interesting album closer 'Apocalyptic City,' which covers a lot of ground in its five minute run time.

To summarise, The Legacy is a very strong album that deserves its strong reputation. If you have any interest in the band whatsoever, or even just Thrash in general, then this is something you'll want to be listening to.
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By A Customer on 24 Sept. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album has stood the test of time. It sounds as good today as when it was released over a decade ago. It is quite simply one of the best metal albums ever. A defining moment in thrash that set the standard for others. It compares favourably with the best albums by Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer or Megadeth - all of whom arguably enjoyed greater success than Testament. The powerful guitar chords, aggressive vocals, and thundering drums which pound along at maniacal speed are ingeniously complemented by some hauntingly melodic lead guitar. No metal record collection is complete without this album. Tracks like Apocalyptic City, Alone in the Dark and Burnt Offerings are unquestionably three of the best metal tracks ever recorded. This album displays an energy and sound that was never captured quite so well on their later albums. The intelligent lyrics, speed and power of the music, and sheer vitality and creative enthusiasm of the band all combine to make this a truly amazing album. Buy it - you won't be disappointed!
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