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Since the band’s 2008 release, The Formation of Damnation, Testament has seen a huge surge in popularity, with some reviewers and fans now proclaiming the band to be on par with the “Big 4” of thrash metal. It seems everywhere I’ve looked for the past month or so, Testament has been gracing the cover of every major metal outlet, or at least featured prominently within its pages. In short, The Formation of Damnation was arguably the best album of their career and as a result, expectations for Dark Roots of Earth were set SO high that it was unlikely they would be met.