2016 Best of Metal List #6

Testament-Brotherhood of the Snake

Ooofff.  This one is a sucker punch to the gut.  Testament has not been messing around over the past few albums.  It’s rare for a band this far into their career to come out of the gates this much of a snarling, hungry beast as Testament has on this album.  This platter just operates with a confidence earned through slogging through the pits for close to 30 y ears. Peterson’s guitar riffs grab you by the throat and Skolnick’s leads add a classiness to the proceedings.  This is thrash in its purest form.  Pull up a seat and enjoy a slab of Metal’s finest.

The attached track just gives me the warm and fuzzies.  Pure aggression in musical form.

The list so far:

20(a).  Metallica-Hardwired…To Self Destruct

20.  The Dillinger Escape Plan-Dissociation

19.  Russian Circles-Guidance

18.  Anciients-Voice of the Void

17.  Abbath-Abbath

16.  Death Angel-The Evil Divide

15.  John Wesley-a way you’ll never be

14.  Black Crown Initiate-Selves We Cannot Forgive

13.  Opeth-Sorceress

12.  Gojira-Magma

11.  Sumac-What One Becomes

10.  Scorpion Child-Acid Roulette

9.  Neurosis-Fires Within Fires

8.  Khemmis-Hunted

7.  Goatess-II: Purgatory Under New Management

6.  Testament-Brotherhood of the Snake

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