Brotherhood Of The SnakeTestament have a dedicated worldwide following, but remain on the outer when it comes to the commercial accolades the Big Four of Thrash have received.

To their credit, Testament never really strayed beyond their sound, and unlike their peers they never flirted with alternative rock. Brotherhood Of The Snake arrives with mixed messages from the band, as they claim it was rushed due to excessive touring. It’s not often that a group apologises in advance for their material, but despite this, Brotherhood Of The Snake is no disaster. Expect a hybrid of Practice What You Preach and Souls Of Black, mixed with a touch of The Gathering.

Brotherhood Of The Snake is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.

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