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The Formation of Damnation

Album: Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth

June 25th, 2012

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Dark Roots Of Earth
Nuclear Blast
27 July 2012

by Tom Dare

The problem with achieving brilliance is the weight of expectation that becomes attached to subsequent works. For Testament, having pulled off the ultimate achievement last time out – effectively having split up, an irreplaceable member battling serious illness, but still returning with the most ball-drainingly superb album of a 25 year career in the form of The Formation of Damnation – then that weight threatens to become unreasonable when it comes to the follow-up: Dark Roots Of Earth.

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Live + Photos: Testament @ Shepherds Bush Empire – 24 July 2009

July 29th, 2009

Can you think of a better way to spend a Friday night than watching Testament carve a West London venue into bloody chunks? No, you can’t. If you think you can, you’re wrong. Or you’re lying.

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If Chuck Billy wasn’t in Testament, he’d be their number 1 fan. Almost as soon as Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson have taken up the foot-on-monitor poses for the start of ‘The Preacher’, Chuck Billy is air-guitaring his half-size mic stand like an 8 year-old who’s just discovered this thing called ‘metal’ for the first time, and can’t wait to tell all his friends.

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