Sound — 10
Testament's third album, "Practice What You Preach", is the best thrash metal album of the late '80s! Guitar riffs by Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson are dark, loud and sound as good as they can be. "Practice What You Preach", "Perilous Nation", "Blessed In Contempt", "Greenhouse Effect" and "The Ballad" are one of Testament's strongest songs with one of Alex and Eric's catchiest riffs. This album is (nearly) 17 years old, but today it's considered one of Testament's best albums as well.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics from this album are or can be based on stories like life, society, hopes and struggles. Chuck Billy has a unique voice in metal and is quite similar to classic metal singers like Rob Halford (Judas Priest), James Hetfield (Metallica) and others to name a few. Great lyrics though. This album is just great, also for playing your guitar when you feel like rocking out!
Overall Impression — 10
"Practice What You Preach" is a great album and sounds as good as the last two albums "The Legacy" and "The New Order". Like I said before, this is one of the best thrash metal albums ever! Testament are also the best thrash metal bands in this country like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, etc. If I lost this CD somewhere, I would be happy to buy it again sometime or just download the album and burn it on a blank disc.