TESTAMENT - The Legacy

The Legacy FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.07.1987
RECORD COMPANY: Atlantic Records
 
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8.8
USERS RATING: 22 votes

Top 1987: #14
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LINE UP:
Chuck Billy - voce
Eric Peterson - chitara
Alex Skolnick - chitara
Greg Christian - bas
Louie Clemente - tobe
TRACKLIST:

1. Over the Wall2. The Haunting3. Burnt Offerings4. Raging Waters5. C.O.T.L.O.D. (Curse of the Legions of Death)6. First Strike Is Deadly7. Do or Die8. Alone in the Dark9. Apocalyptic City

In my opinion, this is the perfect thrash metal album, the album that defines this genre. The band was initially called Legacy, but because there was already a band with the same name, the band thought about a name for a few months. When Billy Milano (S.O.D., M.O.D.) called the owner of Megaforce Records, Jon Zazula, and suggested just: Testament! and then put down the phone, the classic metallized Testament logo, with the capital T and A was born, and the album was baptized The Legacy as a throwback to the first period/the roots of the band. 

 

It contains brutal riffs, à la Slayer and Dark Angel, melodic ones, à la Metal Church and Metallica and enviable soloing provided by the extraordinary Alex Skolnick in the vein of Cacophony or Yngwie Malmsteen. As for Chuck Billy’s voice, (who replaced their first vocal Steve „Zetro” Souza, who left Testament to replace Paul Baloff in Exodus), what can I say? This album has instantly propelled him among the best metal vocals. Here he offers us both his unmistakable singing voice, terrifying growls and, something that places The Legacy above all other Testament albums, are the wonderful falsettos screamed by Chuck. 

 

If you’re not familiar with thrash metal my advice is to start not with any album from Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax or Slayer, but with this one, because it has everything it needs to turn thrash metal into your new way of life! Best song? All of them.


Matei T. more Nota: 9.5


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