Granted, you've got to be a fan of this stuff to really appreciate it, but if you are, then listening to 1986's Pleasure to Kill or its follow-up, Terrible Certainty will be as painfully pleasurable an experience as losing your baby teeth or picking a scab. Considering the short distance between these releases and Venom's Black Metal, it's impressive that riffs so dense and drumming so exhausting were so quickly realized. '80s Kreator is a delirium inducing experience of snarling vocals, tumultuous time changes and G-pulling guitar solos. Buckle yourself in! Entering the '90s, the band eased off from their "blastbeat here and a blastbeat there" approach to explore thematically more sophisticated terrain than routine gore. If you want to start with this down-ratcheted material and work your way up to the Voivod-esque extremes, Renewal is a good spot to wade in. By this point, the band had the confidence to write actual songs with coherent lyrics and trimmed down solos that still pack the wallop of rebar.
Chile on Hell
Runtime: 1 hr 51 min“Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013, and features Anthrax – Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Jon Donais. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax’s entire catalogue – all the fan-favorites including “I Am The Law,” “Indians,” “Madhouse,” “Caught In A Mosh,” “The Devil You Know,” and “I’m Alive.”
Shovel Headed Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 7 minThe massive event that took place at Wacken Open Air Festival Germany on July 31, 2008 in front of over 80 thousand screaming moshing maniacs is finally available for fans to download and experience. Filmed during their 2008 world tour, witness this punishing collection of extreme tracks that will get you to bang your heads till your noses bleed!
Live in London
Runtime: 1 hr 11 min"Live In London" is the documentation of a dream that long-time die-hard Testament fans have been waiting for: the reuniting of the bands "classic" lineup. Featuring vocalist Chuck Billy, guitar virtuosos Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian, and original drummer Louie Clemente (along with Testament & White Zombie alumnus John Tempesta as a second drummer), the band rips through classic Testament fan favorites in this show, shot in London earlier in 2005.
Among the leaders of heavy metal over the past twenty years, Testament have always provided the rock solid proof that great song writing, regardless of genre, will always transcend time. Their crucial contributions to the early thrash metal surge of the mid to late 1980s helped to develop a sound that forever changed the face of heavy music and resonates just as loudly today. With all of their Bay Area peers either calling it a day or drastically altering their sound, Testament has remained a worldwide metal ambassador throughout the 1990s and into the new century.
Live at The Sydney Entertainment
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minThis Heavy Metal LA band, born in the 80's, is renowned for its distinctive, technical instrumental style. Considered as up there with the best of the thrash metal crew, Megadeth has become a god of its musical kind with fans, credited with increasing the popularity of the thrash metal sub-genre. Watch Megadeth: Live at The Sydney Entertainment. Recorded December 18, 2010.