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Testament / Formation Of Damnation, The
Album:Formation Of Damnation, The Collection:General
Artist:Testament Added:05/2008
Label:Nuclear Blast 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-22 Pull Date:2008-08-24 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:17 Aug6 Jul29 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 08 Dec 10:bobbi
public noize racket
4.Sat, 05 Jul 08:the BIG CHIEF
On The Warpath
2.Wed, 19 May 10:bobbi
public noize racket
5.Sat, 28 Jun 08:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
3.Sun, 10 Aug 08:Mr. Sparkle/The Dead KennyGs
Mmmmm...Tastes Like Candy

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-06-15 
Long running Bay Area Thrash/Heavy Metal band doing exactly that. It also helps that they have 4/5 of the original line up along with ever present Paul Bostaph (Slayer, Forbidden) on drums. Not much that’s overdone – just workable and straight ahead metal. Pretty good.

((((1)))) Typical but good & short intro.
((((2))))) “Whoa-oh-oh”s and gallops riffs, a a solid main melody & vocals.
((((3)))) Tight “groove” riffs, sounds like Megadeth crossed with usual Testament structure. The only good metal tune about 9/11? Discuss.
(((4))) Great, classic Bay Area thrash riffs but nearly ruined by “wanna be Hatebreed”/”bro metal” vocals.
((5)) Slow, clunky, pinch harmonic, repetition, ultimately boring.
((((6)))) Fast to mid-paced, snarling vocals. Elongated dual melodies.
(((((7))))) Hammering riffs, good vocals/chorus & overall structure. Explodes into some pretty killer thrash at 1:37.
(((8))) Thick riffs, more straight up rockin’ tempo very 80’s structure but not bad.
(((9))) Catchy main riff but too focused on the vocals & mostly pedestrian.
(((10))) Confusing mix but good of late 80’s mid-paced thrash and 90’s “groove”.
(11) Wavers from the melodic “introspective rock” junk vs. the heavy parts. Think a Bay Area Metal version of Alice In Chains.

Track Listing
1.For The Glory Of... 6.The Persecuted Won't Forget
2.More Than Meets The Eye 7.Henchmen Ride
3.The Evil Has Landed 8.Killing Season
4.The Formation Of Damnation 9.Afterlife
5.Dangers Of The Faithless 10.F.E.A.R.
 11.Leave Me Forever