I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Testament - The Legacy [1987]

Wow... it's been so many years since I've heard this album that I completely forgot what it sounds like. "Over the Wall" kicks in with the thrash energy that Testament has always been known for and throws in a BLISTERING guitar solo just to rub it in all of our faces. "The Haunting" is a bit more catchy, menacing, and groove oriented. Obviously, the production is not so hot, but at least it has that charmingly nostalgic feel to it. The uniqueness in this album is much more subtle than many modern artists, but it's definitely there. The drums stick to Skolnick like shit on Velcro to give a very unified feeling between the rhythm and melody. It's pretty good all the way through. Nothing insane, but it definitely manages to keep the energy high. Only a few songs drag a bit. It does get a bit repetitive and the production definitely needs to be improved.

Rating: 6


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