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Release date: 22 October 2010
Style: Bay Area thrash metal

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7.9 | 128 votes

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01. Alpha Century
02. Forsaken At The Gates
03. Overthrow
04. Adapt Or Die
05. Swine
06. Chatter
07. Dragging My Casket
08. Hopenosis
09. Immortal Wounds
10. Behind The Mask
11. Inhuman Race
12. Omega Wave

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Europe: October 22
N. America: October 26

Guest review by
Angelic Storm

Rating:
8.4
It would be fair to say that, back in the day, under-appreciated thrash titans Forbidden were just victims of misfortune, releasing a masterful debut at a time when thrash was at the height of its popularity. It was sadly overlooked within the torrent of thrash acts that were around at the time. However, unlike most of these other bands who were totally generic, Forbidden were clearly a class above many of their fellow 2nd/3rd tier thrash acts. This fact was cemented with their brilliant (and more mature sounding) 2nd album, Twisted Into Form. Unfortunately, they then lost their talented drummer Paul Bostaph to Slayer, and then tried to move musically with the times, slowing down and modernizing for 1994's Distortion, and finally, producing a very misguided attempt at Machine Head worship, with 1997's Green. It wasn't the style of these albums that were the problem, it was their lack of quality. Perhaps not surprisingly, the band eventually folded, which at the time seemed like a merciful fate.

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published 01.06.2011 | Comments (11)

Staff pick by
White Winter Sun

11.11.2010 Thirteen years have passed since the latest band's offering, entitled Green, which had exhibited a subdued result.

Anyway Omega Wave marks an attractive return. Indeed Forbidden are back and their amazing thrash riffs too.

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Boxcar Willy - 19.02.2010 at 18:05  
  Looks like it gonna be good
Huntteri - 26.02.2010 at 11:31  
  I sure hope so
TTR - 15.09.2010 at 22:28  
  Lol, 2 already have it? ...sure, anyway hoping it's gonna be good too, Twisted Into Form = epic album.
Mr. Burns - 05.10.2010 at 17:28  
  Yes, Twisted into Form was great.... everything else they released is forgettable IMO
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.10.2010 at 17:45  
 
Written by Mr. Burns on 05.10.2010 at 17:28

Yes, Twisted into Form was great.... everything else they released is forgettable IMO


Forbidden Evil forgettable? Now go wash your mouth thrash hater
Mr. Burns - 07.10.2010 at 04:00  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.10.2010 at 17:45

Written by Mr. Burns on 05.10.2010 at 17:28

Yes, Twisted into Form was great.... everything else they released is forgettable IMO


Forbidden Evil forgettable? Now go wash your mouth thrash hater


Thrash Hater? Dude, I grew up on thrash and my band was primarily thrash. I just didn't think that album was very good. Actually I found it laughable and then I forgot it making it forgettable iMO.
Angelic Storm - 07.10.2010 at 04:28  
Rating: 9 "Forbidden Evil" is one of my all time fave thrash albums. So is "Twisted Into Form" right enough, it just kicks your ass in a different way. "Chalice Of Blood" is one of thrash's greatest openers and songs. And "Looking Through Eyes Of Glass" contains one of my fave ever solos. For me, it is anything but forgettable! lol One of my fave thrash debuts definitely. xD
Mr. Burns - 07.10.2010 at 20:35  
  Oh well.... I see there are good arguments but I still think that album blows. I did however hear it well after it came out and my opinion might have been better if I listened to it when it was relevant.
Marcel Hubregtse - 07.10.2010 at 21:10  
 
Written by Mr. Burns on 07.10.2010 at 20:35

Oh well.... I see there are good arguments but I still think that album blows. I did however hear it well after it came out and my opinion might have been better if I listened to it when it was relevant.



tbh I prefer their demo when they were still called Forbidden Evil. The production of the album took away from its impact making it sound too thin.
ZaP2012 - 22.10.2010 at 05:48  
Rating: 9 I just finished listening to the Album I would have to say it sounded Like a combination of Forbidden Evil and Distortion I would have to say that it is almost as good as the First two albums
jammindude - 27.10.2010 at 02:47  
  I've been a HUGE fan from the very beginning. I have to say that I'm liking what I'm hearing so far. Forbidden Evil is one of my all time favorite metal discs...but Twisted Into Form was a big disappointment to me. I thought it was really their "black album"...too polished, too commercial, too MTV. Although there were some great tracks, there were also some duds. As a consequence, I never heard Distortion until years later...it was better, but didn't thrill me.

GREEN on the other hand is one of the most amazing metal discs of all time. SORELY overlooked and under rated. IMHO, there are three *perfect* albums in the history of thrash. Reign in Blood, Beneath the Remains and GREEN. Absolutely stunning album.

So far I like that this has the ferocity of Green, but the song structure of Forbidden Evil. I don't know if I like it as well as those two, but it's FAR better than Twisted Into Form.
H-metal - 27.10.2010 at 04:19  
Rating: 8 I'm listening to it right now for the second time. Good production despite the ugly cover. A nice album. Up to date. A good surprise.
Huntteri - 28.10.2010 at 15:27  
 
Written by ZaP2012 on 22.10.2010 at 05:48

I just finished listening to the Album I would have to say it sounded Like a combination of Forbidden Evil and Distortion I would have to say that it is almost as good as the First two albums


Yeah the same thing came to mind after listening this album, it really sound a mix between distortion and forbidden evil
Vikcen - 02.11.2010 at 07:18  
Rating: 7 Well, not bad album, but i expected more. The intro "Alpha Century" is really awesome, and the second song "Forsaken At The Gates" as well (for me the best song of the record) both songs form an impressive start of the album. I will highlight the songs "Forsaken At The Gates", "Adapt Or Die","Dragging My Casket", "Hopenosis" (i love it), "Immortal Wounds" and "Omega Wave" (some moments of this one even remember me a bit to Fear Factory =)). On the other hand, for me the weaker song of the album is "Swine", and then comes the song "Chatter", i do not know what to say really with this one , definitely this is the weakest part of the disc. Finally imo the sound of the album in general could have been a bit better.
Dangerboner - 06.11.2010 at 18:51  
Rating: 6 I shouldn't have bought this - it sounds like Death Magnetic. If I play it again I might even rate it lower -_-
vezzy - 07.11.2010 at 10:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Dangerboner on 06.11.2010 at 18:51

I shouldn't have bought this - it sounds like Death Magnetic. If I play it again I might even rate it lower -_-


Son, I am disappoint.

Besides the modern feel to it and production, I don't see many resemblances to DM.
In Bone Factory - 26.11.2010 at 17:52  
Rating: 7 Just a good turning point and nothing more
Devolution - 27.01.2011 at 01:32  
Rating: 3
Written by Dangerboner on 06.11.2010 at 18:51

I shouldn't have bought this - it sounds like Death Magnetic. If I play it again I might even rate it lower -_-


Sadly, too many reasons make me agree with you except the Metallica part.
First of all, I couldn't concentrate on music because of the distraction caused by the ugly, non creative, none original vocal lines e.g. overthrow.

Good solo on 'Forsaken At the gates'.

What i dislike the most about this album, and really disappointed with are lyrics e.g. 'Dragging my casket down'

Digging my grave, who's going to save me
Burnt by the fire, stole my desire
Holding me down, who's going to save me
Embracing my pain, no one will save me
I'm dragging my casket down!

hmmm? Wut? i can't live with that ringing in my ear.

The lyrics are lame, opening a subject such as "New World Order", comparing to other bands such as Megadeth, Testament etc.. ; i wished they haven't brought it up through these shallow lyrics. I am a new world order guy, and i get really excited when i listen to my favorite bands screams, shouts and bring up the issue of NWO to discussion, even further to fight against it.

To be fair one song that interested me lyrically is Hopenosis. I love the title, the lyrics are good and some how deep. musically i like about it the melodies and the solo after them.

An Absolute truth, i may say: The idea of comparing Omega Wave with Twisted Into Form which is one of my favs of all times, is pathetic.
Vikcen - 27.01.2011 at 20:31  
Rating: 7 @AntiNWO: "Hopenosis" is great, i love a lot this song.
Khan4 - 11.02.2011 at 13:37  
Rating: 5
Written by Dangerboner on 06.11.2010 at 18:51

I shouldn't have bought this - it sounds like Death Magnetic. If I play it again I might even rate it lower -_-

This post was maybe misunderstood. Haven't tought of DM before it, but I kind of agree in this meaning : like DM, it's technical and somehow researched, but badly put together, a lack of feeling in song building that makes the album forgettable or even irritating, although we can feel it had great potential and is made out of a lot of work.
Besides, I very often found the voice inadequate.

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