Dark Roots of Earth

Release date
30 Jul 2012
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Rise Up 4:18 29,945
2 Native Blood 5:01 29,652
3 Dark Roots of Earth 5:45 24,121
4 True American Hate free download 5:26 30,115
5 A Day in the Death 5:38 21,159
6 Cold Embrace 7:49 19,619
7 Man Kills Mankind 5:05 19,273
8 Throne of Thorns 7:58 18,947
9 Last Stand for Independence 4:43 17,884

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Dark Roots of Earth is the tenth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament. It was released on July 27, 2012 in Europe, and four days later in North America by the independent German record label Nuclear Blast Records. The album is available in three configurations: CD, CD/DVD and vinyl with the latter two versions including four bonus tracks. The album was produced by Andy Sneap, who mixed and engineered the band’s previous two studio albums, The Gathering (1999) and The Formation Of Damnation (2008). The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor. A music video was made for the track “Native Blood”.

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  • Sergio_Bv

    Good riffs and songs, but a few steps behind "The Formation Of Damnation".

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Satyr_FFF_666

    not bad

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    @Sculpy I agree on the three tracks you mentioned, but the rest is their best to me

    20 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    TRUE AMERICAN HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    True American Hate \\m/

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • NicolaSkynyrd

    The músic Throne of Thorns has the better guitar solo that i've heard of the Testament (the second, in extended version).

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Sculpy

    A few good songs, but most of it sounds really generic and trite. "True American Hate" and "Rise Up" scream cliche with their lyrics and choruses, and "Native Blood" is cheesy as hell. Yeah, this is definitely their weakest album for me.

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    not a classic, bit its damn good.

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Gravy95

    This album is pure brilliance. Top 5: Formation of Damnation > The Gathering > This > The Legacy > The New Order

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dharion

    Total geil.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • monisiowaty

    nu metal vibes? hahahahahahaha

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • themorbiddream

    @dex665 yes

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BottinelliSam

    It isn't their best album, but it has some pretty good songs like thorne of thorns and rise up. And I think that these two songs are as good as the older ones, like alone in the dark and into the pit

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Album has grown on me, it's good / solid, but not like their old classics.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dex665

    Nu-Metal Vibes? You sure about that?

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • themorbiddream

    Why are everyone so inlove with this album? "Their best album ever!" Hell no. It's not absolute shit but my god, it is FAAAR from being one of their better ones. Is there nobody whom agrees with me? Does not sound like TestamenT anymore. The formation of damnation was puching it and this one takes it way to far. God damn nu-metal vibes.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Blekman

    Why aren't the Queen and Iron Maiden covers included on the track list? Their cover of Powerslave is one of the best songs on the thing.

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Daniel_Green

    Fucking awesome!

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Kertalaaki

    Look, awesomeness! Awesomeness everywhere!

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Leilaamira

    what a killer album. the boys are back in town. [2]

    5 May 2013 Reply
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