Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Testament - The Legacy (1987)

1. Over The Wall
2. The Haunting
3. Burnt Offerings
4. Raging Waters
5. C.O.T.L.O.D.
6. First Strike Is Deadly
7. Do Or Die
8. Alone In The Dark
9. Apocalyptic City

Origin - USA
Style - Thrash Metal

" Shortly after Metallica became marketable, the heavy metal community began to focus on several other thrash bands from the San Francisco Bay area. Most came and went in the span of time it took to play side one of Master of Puppets, but Testament began a musical crusade that continues today. The band's debut album The Legacy (1987) still holds up as a fine example of hook-laden thrash music. Songs like "Over the Wall" and "The Haunting" balance barreling thrash beats and caustic screams with tuneful guitar licks and semi-melodic vocals. Lead guitarist Alex Skolnick was a large part of Testament's early appeal. And on The Legacy, his euphoric leads and intricate bridge work makes the music enjoyable and classic "

" This debut was quite a polished effort in its time and one of the better debut albums ever, thrash with class. The songs are full of solid, memorable riffs and creative solos, and although the music is basically straightforward and very energetic thrash metal with a strong balls-to-the-wall attitude...there are lots of fine touches in it "

The Legacy is a classic album and perhaps the best Testament release ever.......

Over The Wall !.......Indeed !

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