Live at Eindhoven

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AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia

Testament arrived at the 1987 Dynamo Festival backed by a startlingly mature debut and boatloads of promise. They left conquering heroes, having handily converted the European masses assembled there with their accomplished musicianship and ferocious live show. So successful was their performance that their label, Megaforce, quickly issued the Live at Eindhoven to immortalize their amazing set and drive home the fact that this new Bay Area thrash metal quintet was a force to be reckoned with. Capturing bone-crushing highlights from their classic first album like "Over the Wall," "Burnt Offerings," and "Apocalyptic City" in all their vicious on-stage glory -- and often at even faster speeds than heard on the debut -- this EP was made all the more collectible with the inclusion of the top-notch studio outtake "Reign of Terror." A popular import item for the next few years, Live at Eindhoven was finally issued in America three years later.

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