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The Ritual

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Category: Thrash

Year: 1992

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 82392-2

Average Rating: 83 / 100 (5 ratings)

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Testament The Ritual Album Cover

Chuck Billy vocals
Eric Peterson guitars
Alex Skolnick guitars
Greg Christian bass
Louie Clemente drums
1.  Signs of Chaos  0:45
2.  Electric Crown  5:31
3.  So Many Lies  6:04
4.  Let Go of My World  3:45
5.  The Ritual  7:34
6.  Deadline  4:47
7.  As the Seasons Grey  6:16
8.  Agony  4:48
9.  The Sermon  4:48
10.  Return to Serenity  6:25
11.  Troubled Dreams  5:14
Total Running Time:  55:57

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mau Date: January 6, 2003 at 19:10
Four great songs on this album but that is about it. Alex Skolnick and Louie Clemente bring Testament into a different musical direction.

From: howe Date: April 21, 2003 at 15:15
Phew, a good album from Testament!

From: SIXXSWINE Date: December 19, 2003 at 21:13
This record was a bit hard to listen to when it first came out back in 1992. AT the time, all the metal fans screamed sell out. Which, I guess had this formula been successful they would have continued to "soften" their sound up. In any event, I find this record to be very "good" and a good listen every now & then. "Electric Crown" is excellent! Pick this up used soemwhere, you won't be disappointed.

From: ae-ae/metalhead Date: May 5, 2004 at 16:40
TESTAMENT is one of my favorite band because they are one of my G.O.D.S.!!! for me, return to serenity and so many lies is the best songs in this album! try the legacy, first strike is still deadly,demonic and the gatering, this album is heavier...TRUST ME!!!

From: Steve Date: September 5, 2004 at 9:30
I;ve heard Electric Crown, So Many Lies and Return to Serentiy. Electric Crown is an awesome song!! Return to Serenity is one of the best ballads ever!!

From: awesome Date: March 1, 2005 at 15:38
i like those 3 songs to they are cool so is the ritual it tripping shit man

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 23, 2014 at 16:29
First Metallica did it, then (of course!) Megadeth did it. Anthrax got a new singer and did it too. Even Exodus gave it a whirl. Whew! It must've been tough being a thrasher in '92, all your bands were changing their sound, chasing airplay and packed arenas. Maybe people saw The Ritual as Testament's Black Album because they were primed and dreading the next disappointment. Testament slowed things down, sure, but nothing is as overtly commercial as an "Enter Sandman" or "Black Lodge." "Return To Serenity" is a typically broooding Testament ballad, and got them a small bit of airplay in early '93, and I do remember hearing 'Electric Crown" a few times on the radio as well, but on a metal station, not on AOR radio. A loIt's a good disc, but not among the top releases from the band. Could've been their death knell, but--at least creatively--the band made a huge comeback with Low and, later, The Gathering.

From: hair metal again Date: July 12, 2016 at 2:48
excellent release for TESTAMENT ,under Tony Platt s guidance!things got slower and somehow this one makes them seem bigger than they are!what i mean is that the musicianship was put in the songs in a more professionl way and everything seems perfect!the METALLICA influence is everywhere,the songs are great and Alex is flawless!for me this is their best ever ,cause is the less TESTAMENT !great heavy metal music

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