It's ok to download music freely. Absolutely. Hey, I spend lots of money on gigs, t-shirts and something like that, and I never pay to something, that I never heard. I listen LOTS of music every day, and if I sell my home it's not enough money to pay it all. And I never buy album, that I not understood well yet. And it may take lots of time.
Although, I have some disks of my fav albums, but I have not a player for it lol. It's only for support.
But I am always download and will download music by torrents, because it is only reasonable way.
It's many ways to support metal, not only to buy music. It's too small sum for support, but it is lets you to feel so arrogant and important. No way! Come to the gig, write good review, buy t-shirt. And drink something at the gig - it is support too. Thats way better. Be free to download music, or stop to shitting here and decide for yourself, buy or free download.
From what little I've heard so far, the new album sounds promising and possibly (hopefully) better than the previous two albums. I just wish the production was more raw, it sounds so polished and ... plastic.
I’d have to say that The Legacy is the best they’ve done. They wouldn’t be this fast or heavy again for quite awhile. Alot of people state that Testament where trying to mimmick Metallica with their debut. Whoever is saying this is should get a spoon and clean the funk out of their ears
I like the new record, but it's a step down from their last two for me. The songs could have used more input from the rest of the band instead of Eric writing nearly all of it. Alex's two co-written tracks are by far my favorite. Not a bad album, it'll be fun to hear these live.
It is all about musical taste, I totally understand that people differ in their preferences. But since you like this album I would suggest that you give another shot to "Dark Roots of Earth" and "Formation of Damnation" because they almost have the same atmosphere of the new record, especially "Dark Roots of Earth". My first impression about the new record is that it is a mixture between "Demonic" and "Dark Roots of Earth" so you might as well give another shot to "Demonic".
Personally I love the band so much so I find it hard to choose the best album by them. Anyway, although I loved this new album, I still find it harsh to say it is their best since "The New Order". I would also recommend to give another shot to at least "Practice What You Preach" and "The Gathering".
Cheers and sorry for the long-ass comment.
To me, all albums that were released by Testament are amazing. You just don't what to choose to listen. That's why I got their entire discography, so I could listen to all of their releases that they published for the last 30 years.