Originally Posted by Ouspensky
I have the entire Testament discography and love each and every single album made by them. I recommended this album in particular by them because it was a slight departure from the classic 80´s thrash sound from the bay area, with some progresive elements to it. Alex Skolnick´s guitar soloing is superb IMO. The gathering is a heavy as f*** album and excellent in that way, but it really doesn't show you anything new, just your typical aggression. Practice sounded so different when it came out, just like Metallica´s Justice album.
I really need to listen to Practice What You Preach again its been awhile so it will be almost new again.
I just remember it being a natural follow up to The New Order not being a huge change. I do remember (i think) the solos being great though.
The Gathering is fairly heavy every time I listen to it its a lot of fun and enjoyable maybe not the best introduction to Testament but who knows maybe it is.
It just has lot of groove to it. The album Low is also like that and worth looking at that one could be better for some.
Its just with thrash a person might get burned out with its style at times unless they love it. But a fun thrash album is nice to have.
That's why I say try some samples on amazon although they are so brief.
That's the interesting thing about music an okay album might be really good next time you visit it.
Or an amazing album might not be so amazing later just good maybe okay.
Each time you visit it when its been awhile there is the potential of a new opinion about it.
Edited by mibutenma - 1/7/11 at 3:43am