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Album Review: Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

Testament’s 10th studio album, Dark Roots of Earth, shows a return to the late 80’s early 90’s era Testament.  Chuck Billy’s deep growls have subsided for the more melodic singing we were once accustomed to on Practice What You Preach and The Ritual era albums.  Dark Roots of Earth, however, is not a complete return to that particular style.  There is definitely a balanced approach to the vocals on this album which boasts the best of both Billy’s growling and signing.  After four years between studio albums, Testament has released probably the most well-balanced and meticulous album of their career.

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