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Testament - The Ritual Album

Testament - The Ritual Album
Performer: Testament
Genre: Rock
Title: The Ritual
MP3 album size: 1898 mb
FLAC album size: 2919 mb
Style: Heavy Metal, Thrash
Country: US
Released: 29 Sep 2017
Catalog number: 3984-15475-1
Label: Metal Blade Records


1As The Seasons Grey
Lyrics By – Billy, JamesMusic By – Skolnick, Peterson
2Troubled Dreams
Lyrics By – Billy, James, PetersonMusic By – Skolnick, Peterson
3Electric Crown
Lyrics By – Skolnick, BillyMusic By – Skolnick, Peterson
4Signs Of Chaos
Music By – Skolnick, Peterson
5Let Go Of My World
Lyrics By – Billy, JamesMusic By – Peterson
Lyrics By – Billy, JamesMusic By – Peterson
7So Many Lies
Lyrics By – Billy, James, PetersonMusic By – Skolnick, Peterson
Lyrics By – Skolnick, BillyMusic By – Skolnick
9Return To Serenity
Lyrics By – Billy, James, PetersonMusic By – Peterson
10The Sermon
Lyrics By – Billy, JamesMusic By – Peterson
11The Ritual
Lyrics By – Skolnick, Billy, James, PetersonMusic By – Skolnick, Peterson


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
7567-82392-1Testament The Ritual ‎(LP, Album)Atlantic7567-82392-1Europe1992
CD 82392Testament The Ritual ‎(CD)AtlanticCD 82392Canada1992
782392-4Testament The Ritual ‎(Cass, Album, Promo)Atlantic782392-4US1992
noneTestament The Ritual ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Riva SoundnoneBulgaria1992
7567-82392-2Testament The Ritual ‎(CD, Album, RP)Atlantic7567-82392-2EuropeUnknown


  • A&RJason Flom, Nick Ferrara
  • Arranged ByTestament
  • Art DirectionBob Defrin
  • Booking [Booking Agents]Andy Somers, Fair Warning , John Jackson , Triad Artists
  • DesignLarry Freemantle
  • Design [Front Cover Design]William Benson
  • Design Concept [Front Cover Concept]Eric Peterson
  • Engineer [Assistant Mixing Engineer]Sarah Bedingham
  • Engineer [Assistant]Ulrich Wild
  • Illustration [Front Cover Illustration]Don Brautigan
  • ManagementCahn-Man, Elliot Cahn, Jeff Saltzman
  • Management [Merchandise]Brockum
  • Mastered ByGeorge Marino
  • Mixed ByNigel Green
  • Photography ByMark Leialoha
  • Producer, EngineerTony Platt


A1, A2, A6: Lyrics © 1992 COTLOD Music (adm. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) / Zomba Enterprises Inc., ASCAP.
A3 to A5, B1 to B5: © 1992 COTLOD Music (adm. by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) / Zomba Enterprises Inc., ASCAP / Mamaroneck Music / Virgin Songs, Inc., BMI.


  • Barcode (Printed): 0 39841 54751 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 039841547511


  • Produced For – Platinum Tones Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Copyright (c) – COTLOD Music
  • Copyright (c) – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Mamaroneck Music
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Songs, Inc.
  • Recorded At – One On One Studios
  • Mixed At – Battery Studios, London
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Marketed By – Metal Blade Records


listening now, sounds great. bottom end is fat. no background noise. as far as low volume, some of these recent represses are long albums on 1 record, so they have to lower it some to keep it sounding decent. just turn it up.
I don’t recall anything amazing or great about this pressing. It’s ok but it’s not worth a ton.
I just got around to checking reviews here. I have this pressing and mine sounds excellent. The only thing I notice is the bottom end just needs like 2 db of boost. I have an eq system that I can save profiles to and one is set for just this case. I find lots of pressings from the 60s to now that are mastered with low bottom and sometimes low top end too. I clean my records, even brand new ones, before I give them a first spin on my system. Sometimes even new records can have leftover release agent from the press. I had a GnR reissue that was bad with this and it took 4 good cleanings on my record cleaning machine. One pass, I had to manual clean first by scrubbing back and forth, not heavy pressure, just to make sure the fine bristles got in the groove well and cut the stuff loose.
It's not the greatest pressing by any means, I do however thing this one sounds better than the 2017 Metal Blade reissue of "Low", that one sounded real bad.
I don't know if any of you listened to this reissue, but it sounds terrible. Loud backround noise and static in between songs. Most disappointing reissue I have heard to date. One of the best Testament albums ever, and they give it the worst pressed reissue ever. Does not make sense... please let me know if any of you get this record and experience what I did.
listening now, sounds great. bottom end is fat. no background noise. as far as low volume, some of these recent represses are long albums on 1 record, so they have to lower it some to keep it sounding decent. just turn it up.
thanks to your review, I decided not to get this.
Yeah, very poor quality pressing. Lots of surface noise. Gets worse the closer you get to the centre label. Clear Groove cleaned it up a bit, but still pretty much unplayable.
Mine sounds fine! No constant clicking, just the occasional one, but not loud. I think it lacks a little on the low end though. I pulled out my cd version, and sounds like they pretty much took that source to vinyl. I just increased the bass a little and increased the volume on both of my subs a little, problem solved.
Appreciate your review. I almost bought this but decided last minute not to. I saw another review on Amazon about how awful the sound quality is and how the artwork is bad as well - this confirms it.
I get a nice 14 DR but the background clicking-noise is constant as if it's a 30 year old dirty record. In addition, the volume is very low.
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