Souls of Black

Testament - Souls of Black

Souls of Black is the fourth album by American Thrash metal band Testament, released in 1990. It preceded several changes in style to rather diverse styles of metal, including the traditional heavy metal sound heard in its succeeding album, The Ritual.

A re-recorded version of the song "Souls of Black" appeared on the 2008 video game Rock Band 2.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Beginning of the End" (Eric Peterson) – 0:35
  2. "Face in the Sky" (Chuck Billy, Peterson, Alex Skolnick) – 3:53
  3. "Falling Fast" (Billy, Skolnick, Louie Clemente) – 4:05
  4. "Souls of Black" (Billy, Clemente, Peterson, Skolnick) – 3:22
  5. "Absence of Light" (Billy, Peterson, Skolnick) – 3:54
  6. "Love to Hate" (Billy, Clemente, Peterson, Skolnick) – 3:40
  7. "Malpractice" (Billy, Peterson, Skolnick) – 4:43
  8. "One Man's Fate" (Billy, Clemente, Peterson) – 4:49
  9. "The Legacy" (Billy, Clemente, Peterson, Skolnick) – 5:30
  10. "Seven Days of May" (Billy, Peterson, Skolnick) – 4:40


  • Additional background vocals by Mark Walters, Steve Quartarola, Bogdan Jablonski
  • Recorded at Fantasy Studios, [erkeley, California, USA
  • Produced by Michael Rosen and Testament
  • Engineered by Michael Rosen
  • Assistant engineered by Vincent Wojno
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Hit Factory, New York City, USA
  • Front cover painting by William Benson

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