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Testament
Brotherhood of the Snake
Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2016
Genre: Thrash
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 1/19/2017

The best album in over 20 years for these Bay-Area titans
COMMENTS:
11th record from Testament and boys it's a monster. I'm not sure why Chuck Billy just doesn't produce full-time. The production here is second best only to Metallica for 2016 a far more expensive job. 'Brotherhood of the Snake' is everything we loved about 90's Testament. Ample volume is given to wicked cuts that are energetic and rife with electricity and originality. Not sure I've heard these riffs before, a statement if there ever was one considering the times we are living. Metal for metal fans and it's steeped with Biblical imagery. A top-four record for 2017 for this guy.
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Exodus, Overkill, Slayer

PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4.5
PRODUCTION
5
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
4.5

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TESTAMENT ON VIDEO


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: TESTAMENT
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Brotherhood of the SnakeTestament
2016
Eric Compton1/19/2017
Dark Roots of EarthTestament
2012
Chris Kincaid7/31/2012
Dark Roots of ThrashTestament
2013
Vinaya Saksena10/18/2013


ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: TESTAMENT
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Dark Roots of EarthTestament
2012
Greg Watson8/18/2012
Dark Roots of ThrashTestament
2013
Greg Watson10/31/2013
Live In LondonTestament
2005
Ken Pierce11/8/2005
Seen Between The LinesTestament
2005
Ken Pierce7/25/2005
The Formation of DamnationTestament
2008
Hail and Kill8/22/2008


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: TESTAMENT
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Eric PetersonTestamentGreg Watson3/2/2012


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