It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contained many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?
Forced Entry Thrash Metal Band They Could Have Been HUGE: Why Didn’t They Get There?
I can remember when I first heard “Forced Entry” in 1989. The first some I heard was “Bludgeon” and it ripped my head off. I was sure they would get to be as big as Testament or Exodus, but it never happened. even though they were as good or better than most bands at the time.
Why didn’t they hit it big? They were in the right place at the right time their first demo were straight thrash in 1986. Was it a shitty manager, nagging girlfriend, drug problems, or egos? With most rock band it’s one of the 4 that kept them out of The Big 4.
Let’s try to figure it out…
To Find Out Where They Are Now Lets First See Some History
The formed in 1984 in Seattle, Washington as Critical Condition
The founding member are vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins, guitarist Brad Hull, and drummer Colin Mattson.
The follow up As Above, So Belowalbum was released in June 1991 never achieved neither the success nor the critical acclaim of Uncertain Future. Forced Entry was later dropped from Relativity and never toured in support of their sophomore effort
In 1995 they released The Shore EP and played their farewell show in August.
Forced Entry – Uncertain Future / The Shore Vinyl (Floga Records – Greek Reissue)
1 Bludgeon 2 Kaleidoscope Of Pain 3 A Look Through Glass 4 Anaconda 5 Octoclops 6 Unrest They Find 7 Morgulan 8 Foreign Policy 9 Miasma 10 Sore 11 Sole Train 12 Licking My Wound
This is a Greek reissue/compilation of 2 Forced Entry albums. They originally came out on Combat Records starting in 1989 and now are out of print. Even this reissue is VERY DIFFICULT to fine. Uncertain Future is a little known thrash classic that should have made the band huge, but for whatever reason, it never happened. The follow-up “The Shore” also came out on Combat and was shelved.
Why Slowly We Rot Is Metal That Rips Your Head Off
“Slowly We Rot” by Tampa Florida by Tampa Florida death metal band Obituary is the heaviest album of all time. That isn’t just my opinion that is a fact. That isn’t just my opinion that is a fact.
What makes the album even more intense is the band does not rely on “down tuning.” The play in E 440 concert pitch, but it sure doesn’t sound like it!
Rhythm guitar player, Trevor Perez, is known for omitting the high end entirely on his guitar. This leads to his signature guitar sound that is often imitated but never duplicated but is but never duplicated. However, it’s worth noting, Trevor’s tone is reminiscent to Tom G Warrior and in Celtic Frost in some ways.
Listen To Slowly We Rot On Youtube
The guys in the band were barely 18; the album was produced for a budget of $4000! It’s hard to believe that’s such an epic slab of metal that’s such a monumental slab of metal that stands the test of time could’ve been produced in 1989 under the circumstances!
In April 2010, Obituary started to take a shot at new material for their ninth studio collection “Inked in Blood,” when bassist Frank Watkins died from cancer on October 18, 2015.
Obituary is still touring and have Terry Butler handling bass duties from legendary Florida Death.