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Review: Testament - The Spitfire Collection
Testament
www.testamentlegions.com
The Spitfire Collection

Label: Spitfire Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 55:50
Tracks: 14
Genre: Thrash Metal

Review online: June 4, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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The Spitfire Collection

Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)
Review


A compilation with a twist here, since Testament's five album output on Spitfire Records includes two live albums. So you get a compilation of live and studio songs from "Live at the Fillmore", "Demonic", "The Gathering", "First Strike Still Deadly" and "Live in London". As a result, not only do you get "best of" material from their studio albums on Spitfire, but also live versions of classics such as "The New Order", "Souls of Black" and "Practice What You Preach" (nice way to start the album.) The booklet is a bit of a deception, only listing the tracks with credits and a two-page mini-bio written by the editor of Explicitely Intense Magazine. A booklet packed with information and pictures could have given it some added value. As it is, there's next to no incentive for the Testament fan to get this, except for completists. But those who don't know the band and want to sample a snapshot of their career will find something to like here. Same goes for those went the grunge way and didn't know the band had done anything after 1989. Could we get a new studio album now please? ;)


Track Listing:
  1. The New Order [Live]
  2. Souls of Black [Live]
  3. Practice What You Preach [Live]
  4. Hatreds Rise
  5. The Burning Times
  6. John Doe
  7. Careful What You Wish For
  8. Down for Life
  9. Riding the Snake
  10. Over the Wall
  11. The Preacher
  12. Into the Pit [Live]
  13. Trial by Fire [Live]
  14. Disciples of the Watch [Live]
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