Let the neck-snapping and headbanging begin! The Chicago based band Testimony has done an incredible job channeling thrash metal from days gone by; their newest EP, Transcending Reality, sounds as if it were ripped directly from the 80’s thrash scene. The galloping rhythms, turn on a dime tempo changes and intricate shredding make this and incredibly enjoyable listen.
These guys are not yet signed which may explain why the EP’s production quality is a bit on the minimalist side, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. In a way I think it might add a bit more authenticity to the overall project, making it sound rawer and more like a record from the thrash heyday, rather than the over-polished stuff we’ve become accustomed to nowadays.
Bottom line, as an old school thrash fan myself, I really dig what Testimony has done on Transcending Reality. I would imagine that it won’t be long until the labels come knocking on their door and waiving contracts.
02. Release From Life
03. State Of Delusion
04. Test Of Sanity
05. Society’s End
06. Transcending Reality
Run Time: 35:59
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Check out the album: “Transcending Reality”