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Discussion in 'Backstage' started by Brett - K A L I S I A, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Habsburgs

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    Dark Roots of the Earth sold over 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, and reached number twelve on the Billboard 200—Testament's highest U.S. chart position to date.

    Congrats Andy! :kickass:
     
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    Yeah, Greg (Christian) posted this already couple of days ago on facebook. Well deserved, everybody involved in this album did a fantastic job
     
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    Just got this album. Woah. Fantastic sounding record.
     
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    It depends, I found the title somewhat misleading. It's mainly interviews with the various band members. You won't get any gear info, songwriting tricks or recording and mixing tips from it.
     
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    entered the german charts at #4... well done, german fellows :)
     
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    Did Eric play all the rhythms on the recording or did Alex lay some down, too?

    Did Alex use the same 5150-III rig for his leads?

    Either way it's tight as shit and it's been the only thing in my CD player since I first stuck it in there.

    ryan
     
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    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    True, in some sense the band with their current line up with Alex Skolnick ect. made Roots including Formation such a big success. without them they just would not be the same.
     
  10. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    But I still think most people look at "The Gathering" as one of their best ever and it only had Chuck & Eric whereas "Low" was also awesome and only had Chuck, Eric & Greg

    Just an opinion, I think Testament is capable of and will continue creating fantastic albums regardless of who else is in the band
     
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    Yeah I completely agree. I think it just comes down to personal preference.
    As long as Eric and Chuck is there.....I AM HAPPY :headbang:
     
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    andy i'm assuming this was mixed with the new setup? the aws?
     
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    When Eric tracked demo for this album Andy already had the aws so unless he only use it as a big tea table, answer is yes;)
     
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    yeah i mean i figured i just wanted the confirmation from him.
     
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    Oops sorry:confused:
     
  16. Genius Gone Insane

    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    For reasons that make no sense, I did not pick up this record till yesterday.

    I've listened about 4 times but I have only heard the first 6 songs because I kept listening to the first 4 tracks over and over.

    This record is stellar. This is what Metallica should sound like. No question Metallica need Sneap to produce their next one. And then get Chuck to sing and have Eric write.

    Album of year?

    :worship::worship:
    :worship::worship:
     
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    so basically that would be metallica minus james hetfield
     
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    let's just agree testament should keep on making records and metallica should enjoy their money and call it a day
     
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    I meant all that as a compliment Testament and Sneap. I'm not trying to rip Metallica. This album is amazing. This is the perfect metal album. Wow. I'm fucken really impressed.
     
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    I listened to the record many times, but I consider their last strong record being The Gathering, don't get me wrong, last one is good, but a bit weaker compared to the gathering.
    Of course my favorite is the second one followed by the first one, you can't top those two all time classics.
     

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