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Practice What You Preach is a thrash album: deafening, hostile, frenzied, and vehemently anti-authoritarian. Yet it also boasts a truckload of chunky rhythms and fuzzy riffs that speak to Testament’s love for rawk. In this sense, it’s a great crossover effort. “Perilous Nation” nails the band’s vision with its supple balance of violent lunges in tempo and in-the-pocket swing—not necessarily groove metal, but it comes close. Even more impressive in its agility is “Greenhouse Effect,” a seething environmental anthem that reveals the band’s conservationist sympathies.

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Testament to GREATNESS

One of the all time greatest thrash masters...every album is awesome...

Now with that being said I want to point out how far ahead of thinking they were on "Greenhouse Effect"...all you hear now-a-days is about the environment...and Testament was singing about it back in 1989! I bow to the greatness of Testament one of my favorite bands!


The best song on here is practice what you preach. Some other good ones are the ballad, sins of omission and blessed in comtempt. You will not be dissapointed with this album. All songs are good old thrash!


These guys sound like Megadeth and older Metallica fused together.Love it.


Formed: 1985 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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 business decisions, and the genre's dwindling appeal. Unable to change with the times like Metallica, Testament quickly faded from sight in the early '90s, but have remained active and very popular...
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Practice What You Preach, Testament
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: Jul 25, 1989

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