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Testament was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. Originally formed as 'Legacy' in 1983 by founding members Eric Peterson (rhythm guitar), Derrick Ramirez (guitar) and Louie Clemente (drums), the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza and Greg Christian (bass). Ramirez was later replaced by wunderkind Alex Skolnick (lead guitar). Souza soon departed to join Exodus and suggested that the towering Chuck Billy take over as frontman(and was later… read more

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  • Avatar for Samson-91
    dark_wisdom I have no idea. However, all I know is, my dad hates some bands that I listen to a lot. Especially Doom metal / Gothic metal bands like Type O Negative. He told me how that Genre made for those that worship Satan.
  • Avatar for cookedbacon
    alex skolnick is such a great guitarist
  • Avatar for dark_wisdom
    Indeed. Why else do you think grown ups listen to such boring music? even the most boring musical genres are named after them: Adult contemporary, Adult-Oriented Pop, Adult-Oriented Rock,
  • Avatar for Samson-91
    "Thrash metal, in general, is music for kiddies" - Well then, in that case, kids know what good music is.
  • Avatar for dark_wisdom
    v I only mentioned the existence of it and never implied any sort of devotion to it or being in agreement with it
  • Avatar for InSearchOfTruth
    v brainless sheep > only one big 4
  • Avatar for dark_wisdom
    "every big 4" What are you talking about? there's only one big 4 whether you like it or not. Yeah, you might have your "personal big 4" but that's just you following stupid mainstream media trends like a brainless sheep.
  • Avatar for InSearchOfTruth
    'Thrash metal in general is music for kiddies' - kiddies know the best.
  • Avatar for InSearchOfTruth
    v i dig it. every big 4 without that boredom of Metallica & Slayer is a good one.
  • Avatar for Zach216
    My Big 4 are Testament, Pantera, Prong & Trouble... love my Big Four

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