Testudo - The Dark Chapter
So let's get into shall we. The E.P. kicks off with the song "Let Me Be", it has a massive guitar and drum intro that reminds of old school heavy metal at it's best. Then the vocals kick in and man what a voice, so powerful with just the right amount of anger. The song is an absolute winner, the lyrics, the vocals and I must say that the blistering guitar solo is something that has been missing from music for a long time, thank you Testudo for bringing it back!
We then move onto the second song "Execrate", What a song, now I am starting to bang my head, I love this song more for the lyrics and vocals, just what the world needs at the moment a raw and honest song, sung with passion and venom and more, massive riffs and screaming guitars, my favourite.
The next song is "Missing Pages" wow, it just keeps getting better, I love it, my head just can't stop head banging, this is unreal, the vocals are, man I can't describe just how fucking awesome they are!
The next song has the best title ever thank fucking god that someone has the balls to do "Not A Love Song" about fucking time I am so sick of love songs! This song starts with another awesome riff and a slow steady drum beat and then the lyrics kick in and you hear the awesome line "fuck that" and now I am sold, what a band what a song, it is truly awesome, that's why this monkey don't do relationships, do it and dump 'em I say. Back to the song at about 2:21 minutes into the song a truly unreal guitar solo kicks in and thank you, finally someone who can actually play guitar and do a fucking flying solo.
The next song "Unworthy" is hell good, old school metal at it's very best, Testudo is Heavy metal at it's very best, by now I am head-banging hardcore, this song is so cool. I especially love the lyrics and the vocals, they are sung with so much passion and venom, what an amazing talent the lead singer is. i love the guitar riff in this song.
We then move onto the next track "Anger Addiction", the song starts with some amazing drums and that voice again, just un-fucking-believable. I am so in love with this song, it is my new favourite on the album. The last song is "Winters Hold" and it is really showcases the talent this band has for straight-up Heavy metal and this song is a great end to an amazing album!
All up I am giving this album 5 shots of whiskey out of 5! this album has achieved the highest result from me and giving me hope that this year will see great bands like this dominate music, this is true musicians at their best, the talent is insane, it is inspiring and I can't believe that they do guitar solo's. I actually thought that solo's had ended and along comes Testudo and blows me away with raw talent and passion and venom. The Dark Chapter is truly an amazing album and has been on heavy rotation since I bought it. Do yourself a favour and buy this album for your collection, you will not be disappointed!
You can buy it here
Till next week
Peace out my Bitches!