TESTAMENT

(UNITED STATES)

TITANS OF CREATION

(2020)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

THRASH

TAGS:
Old School, Rasping vocals, Technical
"Testament remains one of the leaders of Thrash Metal with this solid "Titans Of Creation"."
NOISE (30.04.2020)  
4/5
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The appointment is now traditional with the return of Testament every four years. Served by a cover in the majestic lineage of its predecessors, the album offers twelve tracks and borders on the hour of music, not afraid to flirt with the risk of overflow in a genre as intense as thrash. In fact, listening to the album in one go is not very obvious and this is its main flaw. But by giving himself time to discover and apprehend it step by step, the listener discovers a rich and efficient record with few weaknesses.

The duo formed by 'Children Of The Next Level' and 'WW III' launches the hostilities in the best possible way. There's the aggression but also the melodic side through breathtaking solos and riffs. There are punchy choruses carried by a brilliant Chuck, with an impressive abrasive tone, a real Testament trademark. In the following a lot of things are good to pick up like 'Night Of The Witch', 'False Prophet' or 'The Healers', worthy representatives of an extraordinary know-how.

Next to these choice dishes, there are also small desserts in this record that see Testament step out of its comfort zone. Carried by a groove worthy of Pantera, 'City Of Angels' and 'Symptoms' are seductive, with their Heavy Metal side, a few backing vocals and a remarkable more laid-back vocals. The band is having fun with 'Curse Of Osiris' with a very percussive tone at the frontiers of Death Metal. On vocals Chuck goes wild, perfectly helped by Steve Souza and Del James, forming an impressive percussive trio.

"Titans Of Creation" is an excellent vintage: Testament unrolls his remarkable know-how by bringing intelligent variations to avoid tiring. Considering its richness, the album has a lifespan that should panic our turntables for a long time. 
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Children Of The Next Level
02. WWII
03. Dream Deceiver
04. Night Of The Witch
05. City Of Angels
06. Ishtars Gate
07. Symptoms
08. False Prophet
09. The Healers
10. Code Of Hammurabi
11. Curse Of Osiris
12. Catacombs

LINEUP:
Alex Skolnick: Guitares
Chuck Billy: Chant
Eric Peterson: Guitares
Gene Hoglan: Batterie
Steve Di Giorgio: Basse
   
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