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Formed: 1985 in San Francisco, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Alex Skolnick, Chuck Billy, Greg Christian, Louie Clemente, Eric Peterson, Steve Souza
Biography: Testament were the biggest thrash metal band never to reach the platinum plateau. In fact, the San Francisco quintet seemed on the verge of challenging Metallica (their most obvious influence) in the melodic thrash sweepstakes, but their run toward the top was eventually derailed by inconsistency, bad ...Read full biography
The Legacy
Released: 1987
Label: Atlantic Records
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Comparable to Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica, Testament is one of thrash metal's more accessible and best-known bands. Testament quickly earned respect in thrash circles with its debut album, The Legacy, ...Read full review
The New Order
Released: 1988
Label: Atlantic Records
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Not only did Testament not suffer from the infamous sophomore slump on its second album, The New Order, but the band delivered its best offering ever. Order is every bit as brutally forceful as The Legacy, ...Read full review