Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Testament
     
 

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There's a very weird thing about thrash metal -- when it gets to a certain velocity and technical prowess, the guitars no longer sound like guitars, they sound like processed metallic machines. Which, of course, is part of the point, but it will often be slightly strange to listeners, even if they're hearing a band as acclaimed as thrash metal titans

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There's a very weird thing about thrash metal -- when it gets to a certain velocity and technical prowess, the guitars no longer sound like guitars, they sound like processed metallic machines. Which, of course, is part of the point, but it will often be slightly strange to listeners, even if they're hearing a band as acclaimed as thrash metal titans Testament. And that may be off-putting if they're coming in cold to Rhino's The Very Best of Testament. Regardless, this 2001 collection does an excellent job of summarizing their albums, featuring three cuts apiece from their first two albums, The Legacy and The New Order, two from Practice What You Preach, five from their 1992 crossover attempt, The Ritual, and a cut apiece from the live Return to the Apocalyptic City and 1994's Low. Not much here for collectors or the dedicated, outside of good sound, notes from Martin Popoff, and track-by-track analysis from guitarist Eric Peterson, but this does summarize their career quite well, even if it leans a little too heavily on The Ritual for some tastes -- and even with that crossover material in tow, the band's music still remains a daunting taste to acquire for outsiders.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227997571
catalogNumber:
237820
Rank:
56523

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Testament   Primary Artist
James Murphy   Guitar
Alex Skolnick   Guitar
Chuck Billy   Vocals
Greg Christian   Bass
Louie Clemente   Drums
Eric Peterson   Guitar,Background Vocals
John Tempesta   Drums
Paul Bostaph   Drums
Glen Alvelais   Guitar

Technical Credits

Testament   Producer
John Aguto   Engineer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
GGGarth   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Bill Kennedy   Engineer
Alex Perialas   Producer,Engineer
Tony Platt   Producer,Engineer
Alex Skolnick   Composer
Chuck Billy   Composer
Greg Christian   Composer
Louie Clemente   Composer
Eric Peterson   Liner Notes
Randy Wine   Engineer
Steve Souza   Composer
Liz Sroka   Engineer
Steve Woolard   Annotation
Emily Cagan   Project Assembly
Ken Walden   Engineer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Del James   Composer
Randy Perry   Project Assembly
Cheryl Fugate   Annotation
Amy Utstein   Project Assembly
Leigh Hall   Project Assembly
Michael Rosen   Producer
Eric Peterson   Composer

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