- Released: May 10, 1988
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Megaforce / WEA
Record Collector (magazine) - p.1035 stars out of 5
-- "THE NEW ORDER honed the technique and song craft, resulting in arguably the band's strongest effort to date..."
- 1.Eerie Inhabitants
- 2.The New Order
- 3.Trial By Fire
- 4.Into The Pit
- 6.Disciples Of The Watch
- 7.The Preacher
- 8.Nobody's Fault
- 9.A Day Of Reckoning
- 10.Musical Death (A Dirge)
Testament: Chuck Billy (vocals); Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson (guitar); Greg Christian (bass); Louis Clemente (drums).
Recorded at Pyramid Sound Studios, Ithaca, New York.
Personnel: Chuck Billy (vocals); Alex Skolnick (guitar); Louie Clemente (drums).
Audio Mixer: Alex Perialas.
Recording information: Pyramid Sound Studios, Ithaca, NY.
Photographer: Andy Meyn.
Not only did Testament not suffer from the infamous sophomore slump on its second album, The New Order, but the band delivered its best offering ever. Order is every bit as brutally forceful as The Legacy, but the songs are even more memorable. Testament's outlook was still far from cheerful. Taking no prisoners either musically or lyrically, the headbangers embrace morbid gothic themes on such bombastic treasures as "Trial by Fire," "Disciples of the Watch," and "Into the Pit." And Testament's cover of Aerosmith's "Nobody's Fault" is one of the band's finest accomplishments. For those purchasing their first Testament album, Order is the ideal choice. ~ Alex Henderson