Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Testament: Practice What You Preach

Testament released the excellent Practice What You Preach in 1989, a great thrash album with soaring lead guitar gymnastics from Alex Skolnick and the passionate roar of Chuck Billy on lead vocals.

Practice What You Preach is full of the stuff that makes Testament one of the best metal bands around, like Sins Of Omission, Nightmare, Blessed In Contempt, Perilous Nation, and the killer title track.

Skolnick blazes all over the place like a homicidal Steve Vai, elevating the material to a higher level, while Billy rages on like James Hetfield’s angrier brother.

The following year, I would see Testament live with Megadeth and Judas Priest, and discovered that they were even better live than they were in the studio.

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