Classic for me.
"The Legacy" and "The New Order", and to almost the same degree, "Practice What You Preach" are all staples of thrash. Even "Low" is a pretty solid effort and The Gathering was enjoyable, even if not up to the old standards.
Thoughts? I really dig Chuck Billy's vocal style.
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 02:56 (twelve years ago) link
they got some pretty classic shit
― chaki, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 02:57 (twelve years ago) link
i stopped buying their stuff after practice... mostly because i didn't know they were still putting stuff out. but they were pretty good. i still think they're the secret band modern metal dudes rip off (trivium for example).
― GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 03:49 (twelve years ago) link
man The New Order is so great. better than Legacy even?
solid Aerosmith cover too. but it actually forced Chuck to 'sing' actual melodies.....
― you are no man. take the balls. (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 February 2016 16:07 (four years ago) link
Yeah New Order was always my go-to for these dudes. And definitely a great cover, though that's one of the best Aerosniff songs.
― Mongolian Cow Yoghurt Supergirl (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 February 2016 21:01 (four years ago) link
Oh yeah one of my favs.
About to see deez foos tonight!
― you are no man. take the balls. (Neanderthal), Monday, 29 February 2016 23:03 (four years ago) link
I think The Gathering is their third best album but the shuffle tempo songs kinda aggravate me, as do the lack of the cool harmonized riffs I associated w/ them.
but I will never not love "D.N.R.".
it's interesting to me to think about why the later era Testament is good to my ears, but not like the classics or even The Gathering, and I think it's cos those older songs swung in a way the new ones don't. Testament were never the fastest, but they had their own tempo/feel w/ a touch of signature Bay Area thrash flavor.
I also think Low is the album Machine Head wishes they made.
― Neanderthal, Saturday, 15 April 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link
new one is about the same level of quality as the last few. i will never not enjoy listening to these guys
― narcissistic sleighride (Neanderthal), Sunday, 5 April 2020 05:30 (two months ago) link