Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still bringing alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients to the table. Bass is showcased, new vocals are introduced, and as expected, the guitarwork of Peterson and Skolnick is greatly complex and mesmerizing. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new piece of artwork for the cover of this release. His classic, almost Renaissance style of painting melds beautifully with the ancient, psychological, and enlightened subject matter of the songs. Three monstrous titans stand in the place where the planets are formed. One pours molding liquid which the others hammer into human DNA, twisting and turning into the ring of a newborn planet. Each titan has the flame of a dying star burning in their chest; the origin of the atoms making up the bodies that are bubbling and boiling on the curves of the spiraling helix. Titans OF Creation has many moods and material contained within; all of which somehow tie into a common philosophy of creation and its necessary counterpart: destruction. The lyrics describe being trapped in a dream by an otherworldly female force who is slowly working to degrade the mind.
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Testament has experienced many lineup changes over the years, with Peterson being the only remaining original member, though they have since been rejoined by one of its co-founders Skolnick, who was out of the band from to Billy replaced original singer Steve "Zetro" Souza who left the band to join Exodus as the replacement of Paul Baloff in , prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy , and has been a member of the band since. He and Peterson are the only members to appear on all of Testament's studio albums. Testament is often credited as one of the most popular and influential bands of the thrash metal scene,    as well as one of the leaders of the second wave of the genre in the late s. After signing to Atlantic Records in , and changing their name from Legacy to Testament, they released their debut album The Legacy in , and broke into the U. Clemente left the band in and was replaced by drummer Mike Ronchette.
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The beauty of this song is that I worked in Eric 's vocals into the chorus. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release.
This one, it definitely stands on its own — all the songs have their own identity. He continued: "It was a quicker process than the last time, but I think at the end, the mix is awesome, the songs came out awesome, and the process wasn't as painful as it was the last time. So, it's a good record. I can't wait for everybody to hear it. Asked if he waits for music for new TESTAMENT songs to be completed first before he starts working on lyrical ideas or if he has lyrics in mind before even hearing a note of music, Chuck said: "I have some concepts before I hear music and apply 'em to what I feel when I feel the song. So usually, a lot of it, the riff is first — it's a riff; it's not even a song yet, so it's usually just a riff. And then, from there, I just kind of feel it out and just kind of find my way through it. So I think, again, us forcing ourselves in the studio — 'Let's go.