Testament - Low -- The realm of thrash is full of sound alike bands. Testament is the real deal, offering blistering metal that is fresh and original. I expected little from this release, being the first after the departure of guitarist extraordinaire Alex Skolnick. What I found was an album of driving anthems. Low, far beyond exceeding my expectations, is one of my favorite Testament releases, and a shining example of what thrash, and metal as a whole, can be.