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review: TESTAMENT – Brotherhood of The Snake

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Legends that they are, we had no doubt that TESTAMENT would create yet another good album. However, would this be an amazing album? Would we be blown away or just be pleased that yet another TESTAMENT album was released?

Well, let us start off with this: Brotherhood of the Snake is amazing, truly amazing. This is like a rebirth for them. Chuck Billy’s distinctive voice shines through with all the thrash melody that classic TESTAMENT had and the guitar work on this album… holy shit! The drums, bass and aforementioned guitar will get you moshing in seconds. You better move your breakables because you are not sitting still while listening to this.

OK, so now that the initial excitement is over, let us take a closer look at Brotherhood of the Snake. Structurally, there are the more fast tempo songs and of course some old school Testament style slower and mid-tempo speed tracks. When asked about Brotherhood of the Snake, TESTAMENT lead singer Chuck Billy said “…this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played…” and he wasn’t lying. We cannot wait to hear the new tracks live (see dates below).

TESTAMENT has definitely progressed with Brotherhood of the Snake, but also brought back a lot of their older sound and flow at the same time. TESTAMENT has managed to capture their soul and essence while simultaneously breaking new ground with some different style guitar work, technical drum work and some bass lines that hold the songs together better than ever. We think guitarist Eric Peterson said it best: “It was really natural,” smiles Eric. “It has that old school vibe, but this new energy to it. It never lets up. I love that!”
Rating: 9.5/10

 

 

 

 

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (Digibook, Limited Box Set, Limited Mailorder Box Set, Vinyl: black, clear, bi-colored, orange, splatter, silver, brown) here:http://nblast.de/TestamentBOTSNB

As well as digitally: http://nblast.de/TestamentDownloads

More on »Brotherhood Of The Snake«
‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/OeIgFsU0x4I
Album trailer 2: https://youtu.be/Ze5mMPdUp5w
Album trailer 1: https://youtu.be/DCLWCmfiwSk

»Brotherhood Of The Snake« tracklisting:
01. Brotherhood of the Snake
02. The Pale King
03. Stronghold
04. Seven Seals
05. Born In A Rut
06. Centuries Of Suffering
07. Neptune’s Spear
08. Black Jack
09. Canna Business
10. The Number Game

 

TESTAMENT live
+ AMON AMARTH & GRAND MAGUS
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle

29/11/16 Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
30/11/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principle Club Theatre
02/11/16 Fort Lauderdale, USA @ 70.000 Tons Of Metal

 

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