Re: I really like Testament's FSSD


Author:Matt Johnsen
Homepage:http://www.mattjohnsen.com
Date:2020-10-15 15:15:43
In Reply To:I really like Testament's FSSD by squarooticus
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It's really hard to listen to those first two albums, mostly because of the garage-grade production. The re-recordings reveal the glory of the original songwriting.
Skolnik more or less ruins this disc for me. He was a great thrash lead guitarist, then a terrible jazz guitarist, then a boring thrash lead guitarist. He's gotten better again at playing metal leads (although he's still not very interesting), but on this disc, which I think was his first foray back into metal, you can hear all the questionable changes to his technique that he made in order to play his shitty jazz Smoke on the Water covers. It's like he forgot how to pick!

Matt
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