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The Formation Of Damnation

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For The Glory Of...
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More Than Meets The Eye
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The Evil Has Landed
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The Formation Of Damnation
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Dangers Of The Faithless
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The Persecuted Won't Forget
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Henchmen Ride
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Killing Season
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Afterlife
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F.E.A.R.
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Leave Me Forever
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Amelia Raitt

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Amelia Raitt is a former writer for the television program Mr. Belvedere and has been writing about pop music of all colors and stripes for eMusic since 2005. S...more »

04.29.08
Testament, The Formation Of Damnation
2008 | Label: Nuclear Blast / The Orchard

Pioneering metal act returns with a record that's just as brash and brutal as its predecessors.

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Back and better than ever

woodyclutchfan

Testament are back with a phenomenal album of new material that carries the feel of their albums from the late 80s and early 90s. Chuck Billy's voice is in top shape and Alex Skolnick lays down great solos that this style of music should always have.

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Amazing! Top notch.

MetalCreature

Skolnick is back, and Testament has never sounded better. As stated in other reviews, this album is HEAVY. From the vocals to the drums to the guitars, everything about this shreds. The production is excellent, every song sounds very polished and tight. And did I mention heavy?

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A Very Solid Return.

BIGBASSDRUM

TestAmenT is back!! Saw them in Milwaukee and almost cried it was so good!!!!

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A solid Album.

darthtyler

All in all a good album. The track "More than meets the eye" really kick ass! All the other tracks kinda blended together for me.

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Hmmm

CamiloM

Not as good as the previous album I thought... disappointing.

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BRILLIANT!!!

EMUSIC-00E5DF4B

Probably best metal album I have ever heard. very listenable (unlike many metal albums), clever, musically accomplished, well produced but above all it is what a metal album should be--very heavy and very menacing.

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Explosive!

Comrade

That's the best way I can describe this album. This is the first time I've heard Testament and I really dig this album, it's just so heavy and pounding, and it has excellent musicianship. Definitely worth downloading for all metal fans.

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classic testament

hac_1234

most bands that have been around for a while cant match or recapture their sound that made them great in the first place. WOW is this the exception. This is as good if not better than anything they have done in the past. saw them live this year also and they havent missed a beat since I saw them in 88 or 89

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EARBLEED HEAVEN !

jeffsnewemail777

This is the classic Testament sound...great songs, playing and production. These guys are originators of metal ...up there with Metallica, Slayer and others. ***** 5 out of five stars!!!

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The New Order Will Prevail with Damnation

superstar777

What more can I spill out other than, Testament reigns supreme! Sure, Metallica unleashed a good one with "Death Magnetic" but Testament do it all so much more naturally. They never wavered (Chuck and Eric kept the forge stoked) and never sold out (unlike other so-called heroes of the day). "Formation" is all that we expected and more. With Alex, Greg and Bostaph on board, there's no stopping this juggernaut of thrash!

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Testament has endured just about every single calamity a rock band can during their lengthy history: bandmembers coming and going, label switches, and most seriously, a bandmember’s successful battle against cancer (singer Chuck Billy). But after all these years, Testament is still going strong, and to celebrate their 25th year anniversary since their initial formation, four-fifths of the group’s definitive, best-known lineup have reunited for their first appearance on a studio album in 16 years, for 2008′s Formation of Damnation. With drummer Louie Clemente being the only no-show (former Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph, who had briefly played in Testament, takes his spot here), the classic Testament thrash sound lives on in such tracks as the title track and “The Persecuted Won’t Forget” (the latter of which puts the speedy drum skills Bostaph perfected in Slayer to good use). The group also offers a song that focuses on the horrors that unfolded in New York City on 9/11 (“The Evil Has Landed”), albeit nearly seven years after the fact. As one of the ’80s-era thrash bands who never strayed far from their original path (if anything, they only got heavier as the years progressed), Testament’s trademark thrash is, expectedly, all over Formation of Damnation. – Greg Prato

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