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Band
Testament
Title
Dark Roots of Thrash
Type
DVD
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2013
Style
Thrash
10/31/2013 - Review by: Greg Watson

Testament
Dark Roots of Thrash

Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2013
Genre:
Rating: 5
Reviewer: ChaosLord

  • Perfect blend of new and classic Testament



  • Thrash titans Testament grace the metal world with Dark Roots of Thrash, a 2 CD, 1 DVD release of a show during their Dark Roots of Earth tour. This album is the perfect blend of new and classic Testament, delivered live and with the precision and energy that only Testament provides. The 2 discs provides the listener with what it would actually feel like to be at a show but without all the bruises, sore muscles and hoarse throat. While this is great, it cannot replace seeing this band live. But it's a hell of a good way to see just what you are in store for.

    Chuck Billy and company take you through 25 years of Testament on this album, delivering classics like "Disciples of the Watch", "Into the Pit" and "Over the Wall" while throwing in newer tunes like "Dark Roots of Earth", "Formation of Damnation" and "D.N.R.". The band sounds incredibly tight and shows no signs of slowing down. The guitar tone and overall quality on this release is hands down the greatest sound I've ever heard on a live release. I could go on and on about how great it sounds, how great the track list is and so on.

    I'll simply end with this. Go out and buy this album before Chuck Billy himself comes to your house and beats you into the ground. For any live album fan and metal heads worldwide, you simply cannot pass this up.


    10/18/2013 6:53:16 PM - Review by: Vinaya Saksena
    Testament: Dark Roots of Thrash While I never followed Testament in the past, their last two studio albums impressed me. Haven't seen the visual portion, but the audio component of this lengthy live release again pulled me in with its impressive combination of energy, flawless musicianship and solid song selection. Not all of the band's studio output is represented in the track list, but what is on offer flows smoothly, with hardly a dip in quality or energy levels. And in my opinion, the right tracks from last year's 'Dark Roots of Earth' made it on here, all impressive additions to the band's live set. Definitely recommended! Rating: 4
    PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

    ENJOYMENT
    MUSIC
    VOCALS
    PRODUCTION
    ARTWORK
    LYRICS


    • 2 :REVIEW COUNT
      4.5 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: TESTAMENT
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    Brotherhood of the Snake
    2016
    Nuclear Blast
    Eric Compton1/19/2017
    4.5
    Dark Roots of Earth
    2012
    Nuclear Blast
    Chris Kincaid7/31/2012
    4
    Dark Roots of Earth
    2012
    Nuclear Blast
    Greg Watson8/18/2012
    4
    Dark Roots of Thrash
    2013
    Nuclear Blast
    Vinaya Saksena10/18/2013
    4
    Dark Roots of Thrash
    2013
    Nuclear Blast
    Greg Watson10/31/2013
    5
    Live In London
    2005
    Spitfire
    Ken Pierce11/8/2005
    -
    Seen Between The Lines
    2005
    Megaforce
    Ken Pierce7/25/2005
    3.5
    The Formation of Damnation
    2008
    Nuclear Blast
    Hail and Kill8/22/2008
    5

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: TESTAMENT
    INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
    Eric PetersonGreg Watson3/2/2012


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