Best Testament Songs

The Top Ten
1 Over the Wall

Easily the best Testament song. It was great when it first came out and still kicks ass.

Skolnick shredded this song as a teenager. Amazing!

We can all agree that this is one of Testament's best songs.

Simply amazing.

When I first heard this song, I thought it was a Megadeth one.

Beautiful song.

2 Return to Serenity

Isn't the tone of the guitar just perfect in this song? The solo totally melts my face, and the voice just lingers in my head long after the song is over. Musically, I would say that Testament has not made a better song, with the exception of Musical Death maybe.

The best chorus ever made in the history of thrash metal, and the riff is AWESOME! The best part of the song is the solo! It's the best song from Testament, far better than Over the Wall.

This is one of the first Testament songs I heard, and since then it's one of my favorites. I have to say that it sounds a bit like Megadeth, but well, who cares? Beautiful song.

3 Practice What You Preach

Really hard to choose between this song, which has fantastic rhythm, tempo, and strong lyrics, and Electric Crown, which has great variety. This was my favorite for the longest time, so I will worship it here.

Brilliant song. First Testament song I listened to!

I love Chuck Billy's vocals and the amazing guitar work!

Classic thrash song, just amazing.

4 Souls of Black

Possibly my favorite song by them because of the intro, which was just absolutely killer. I've listened to Over the Wall, but it sounds just like any other thrash song. This one is different.

Chuck is an inspiration. The band is inspiring. Souls of Black kicks ass but doesn't stand alone. All of Testament's songs mean something to whoever listens to them. They are songs of freedom and heart.


This was the first song I ever heard from this band, and from then on, I was hooked like it was crack.

5 Into the Pit

Classic track from a classic album. However, Testament has plenty of damn good or utterly outstanding "caught in the moshing pit" songs in the whole genre ("The New Order," "True Believer," "A Day in the Death" to name my favorites). Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, and Dark Angel are the Big 4 in my eyes.

Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer are so-so rock bands. They pulled off some classic material, but also lots of crap, way more than these underrated bands that are better than those fanboys and mags like Rolling Stone (Slash as best guitarist, laugh out loud!) rave about.

6 The New Order

This song kicks so much ass for the entire 4:27 you hear it. Everything from the post-apocalyptic intro to the last epic chorus grabs you, and you enjoy it. Best off the album by far.

This is their finest song from their finest album. The New Order nails it on all fronts. It even beats Over the Wall. Souls of Black and Return to Serenity are way too overrated.

This is the line between thrash and death metal.

Truly awesome.

7 D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)

Death metal meets thrash on this masterpiece.

Lombardo's drums are incredible on this song, and Chuck Billy's growls are fantastic.

More Than Meets the Eye is one of my favorite songs ever, but this is almost just as amazing! I love the whole Gathering album, and this one sticks out the most.

My favorite is More Than Meets the Eye, but it was already rated pretty high.

D.N.R. needs some more love!

8 More Than Meets the Eye

Outstanding song: catchy, heavy, great riffs, and great musicianship. From a great album. Most of the songs quoted on the list are from their earlier period. Testament has put out three or four brilliant albums with excellent songs since 2000.

As a bassist, I still feel that Souls of Black is highly overrated. I still love the song and always will. Testament is a GREAT band, as good as the Maiden crew. Great live, great studio. Gotta love them!

Absolutely great return to form with the entire Formation album!

This song absolutely slays along with For the Glory of... at the beginning!

9 Electric Crown

Excellent song. It got me into this band. The thing I like most about it is that they are Iron Maiden-inspired. It is very rare to find such bands. Also, try Edguy.

Killer tune! They need to expand the Big 4 to the Big 6: Testament and Overkill.

I'd give my lefty, and maybe both, to see that show!

This and Signs of Chaos are epic!

The thrash equivalents of Ides of March/Wrathchild or Hellion/Electric Eye!

10 The Legacy

There is a ridiculous gap between the quality of Testament's ballads and non-ballads. If I wasn't afraid of being called a fake metal fan, I would bravely state that the ballad is my favorite from all five, maybe four, Testament albums that have one.

I can't understand how probably the best ballad maker in metal, despite having only six ballads, can't create more innovative, unique, and diverse material in the thrash genre.

If Testament only wrote ballads and nothing else, they might be one of the ten best bands ever.

The Contenders
11 Burnt Offerings

The best Testament song, one of the best thrash metal songs ever!

Brilliant riffs and solo.

Very heavy indeed!

Their best song, an absolute classic.

12 Disciples of a Watch

Solid track from Testament! I'd totally recommend this to any metalhead. The beginning of the thrashing part is surprising and delicious, and it gets better the more it's listened to.

I just don't get the people who consider "More Than Meets the Eye," "Return to Serenity," and "Souls of Black" as Testament's best songs ever. Like, have they ever listened to other songs than those? Seriously?

This song must be included in the top 5!

The solo is awesome!

Agreed, this is old school.

Very awesome. This is probably my favorite.

13 Trial by Fire

This song has arguably the most melodic intro in the history of heavy metal, and then it kicks ass for three more minutes. The only downfall is that it is too short.

My ears melted when I first heard this song.

Brilliant intro, vocals, powerful thrash riff, and a great solo.

This song is definitely one of the best.

My personal favorite of Testament's music.

Really great song overall.

14 First Strike Is Deadly

How is this number 28?!

This is the song that got me into the band, and the solo is one of the most eargasmic things you can ever hear in your life.

Unbelievable that songs from The Legacy, their best album, are so low ranked!

15 True American Hate

I was looking for this one! Probably one of the most aggressive songs they've ever done.

Testament seems to get better and better as they get older.

Very solid metal song from their new album, with sweet guitar riffing and nice drum beats!

My favorite is Practice What You Preach, but I voted for this because it is so low.

We need more stuff from Dark Roots of Earth.

16 Down for Life

This album kills! When it came out, it was one of the hardest albums around.

Almost like death metal vocals, but not.

One of the heaviest, most hard-hitting riffs I've ever heard.

17 The Preacher

Surprised how low this is. One of the best songs in thrash as far as I'm concerned. Impressive pace and a sweet melody, with some of Chuck's best vocal work. Perfect for pitting.

18 Legions of the Dead

This song equals death metal, or at least very close to it. The riff is really death metal-like, and Chuck Billy is growling here. This is one of my favorites from Testament for that reason.

19 Alone in the Dark

Should be first!

Great song with an epic riff.

I really never liked Testament. I think Alex is one of the greatest guitarists ever, but for me, it's really difficult to understand Testament's music. Anyway, this is a killer song.

20 Sins of Omission

The song that got me into Testament.

Amazing work from Skolnick and Chuck. The perfect combination of heaviness and melody.

Fantastic riff that has such a great groove to it.

Sins of Omission for the win!

This should be in the top 3.

It's way better than Over the Wall.

21 Killing Season

Easily the best hook they have to offer. Up there with the best of the older bands: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath. Not my favorite band, but this is easily on my iTunes replay.

22 The Haunting

The Legacy is their finest album.

23 Trail of Tears

How is this not higher? I'm a massive Testament fan, and this song is seriously underrated. Amazing songwriting by these guys, not to mention the solo. I love the part where Peterson comes in for that epic section, then Murphy totally melts your face off.

At least their best song from Low and probably the 90s too. Better than Electric Crown, Low, Eyes of Wrath, and Return to Serenity for sure. Chuck's voice was probably in his prime here too, at least musically, rather than shouting thrash, though his voice has always been amazing.

24 Eerie Inhabitants

It sets the stage for one of the greatest albums in metal. My favorite is The New Order, but I had to vote for Eerie Inhabitants just because of how wrong it is for this song to be at 38.

25 Musical Death

A very well-composed instrumental. It has a very good structure with soft, heavy, and fast parts. It was the first Testament song I ever heard, and I loved it straight away. Being a Metallica fan, this band was easy to get into.

My favorite song. This song is very technical and also very melodic. These two things make this song very beautiful, such a MASTERPIECE.

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