Right from the outset of the title track, “Practice What You Preach” is some roaringly infectious old school thrash. With lots of ripping riffs, Chuck Billy’s unmistakable howl, and just enough use of melody to please the ear, this is doubtless one of the underappreciated gems of the thrash era. With the exception of the aptly titled “The Ballad,” the album never deviates from its formula of energetic, fist-pumping metal, with some top notch musicianship to boot; you especially have to love Alex Skolnick’s blazing solos. I’m not going to bother citing specific songs, as they’re all excellent and I don’t care for song-by-song reviews anyway. In conclusion, BUY BUY BUY!