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First of all, Metallica never became "posers" untill they released Load and eventually St. Anger. Anyway, this is a very good cd. It is a lot different than their older albums, but, it is still great. I do though prefer Practice What You Preach over this cd. That does not make this cd any less good though. TESTAMENT RULES!!!!!

Slower, but good!

This album is slower than their other albums, but is still just as powerful! This album would be more for someone who's already been a fan for a while. For a first listener, check out The Gathering, their best album in my honest opinion! It Defines what metal and Testament is all about.

A phenomenal album by all standards

This album, albeit more commercial than Testament's previous and post-Ritual efforts, is still one of my top 10 favorite albums of all time! This particular album/CD gets played in my car atleast once a week and every week since it was released May 12th, 1992.


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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The Ritual, Testament
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Hard Rock, Metal
  • Released: Apr 28, 1992

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