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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-22 Pull Date: 2008-08-24 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Aug 17 Jul 6 Jun 29
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2010: public noize racket
The Evil Has Landed
4. Jul 05, 2008: On The Warpath
The Persecuted Won't Forget
2. May 19, 2010: public noize racket
Henchmen Ride
5. Jun 28, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Henchmen Ride
3. Aug 10, 2008: Mmmmm...Tastes Like Candy
Henchmen Ride

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