2012. The Invocation
is the debut album by band Attic.
this album might sound similar in orientation to old King Diamond but it surly fulfilled its role with greatness. nothing will replace the king and his legacy, but ATTIC has style and they really know how to keep it classic. In short, a well-produced album, great guitars, awesome drumming and a one piece of vocalist that has been having a great teacher to follow.
Meister Cagliostro Rob Katte Roman Chris
2012. Dark Roots of Earth
is the tenth album by band Testament. The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
This album saw a reunion with Gene Hoglan, who played drums on the band’s 1997 album Demonic. During the recording, Hoglan filled in for Paul Bostaph due to his “serious injury”.Chris Adler of Lamb of God provided drum tracks on the iTunes bonus version of “A Day in the Death”. Dark Roots of Earth is also the last Testament album with bassist Greg Christian, who left the band for a second time in January 2014.
”Dark Roots of Earth” was pretty much what thrash metal needed for year 2012. has not only managed to excel musically but it will also please the fans of both, that prefer, “The Legacy” and also the ones that prefer, “The Ritual”. Both the albums being very different, this one bridges a way in between them and balances it quite perfectly. It is sheer notorious back to old school roots with original riffs, aggressive vocals, lead guitar frenzies…..great album!!
Dark Roots of Earth sold over 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, and reached number twelve on the Billboard 200—Testament’s highest U.S. chart position to date.By March 2013, Dark Roots of Earth sold around 60,000 copies in the U.S.
Chuck Billy Alex Skolnick Eric Peterson Greg Christian Gene Hoglan