Thursday, February 26, 2009
Above: The most "1991" album cover in the history of 1991 album covers.
Forced Entry were one of the more successful Seattle thrash bands of the late 80's and early 90's, rising from the same fetid pool as fellow Washingtonians Metal Church and The Accused. Displaying not only proggy, tripped-out riffs but also a caustic sense of humor, their goofy, self-referential songs, such as "How We Spent Our Summer Vacation" and "We're Dicks", manage to be simultaneously brutal and hilarious.
Although they toyed with a semi-commercial sound now and then, occasionally dropping the dreaded "metal ballad", Forced Entry kept it Metal at a time when they could have easily cashed in and "gone grunge", proving their Bro-ness beyond a shadow of a doubt. This album will rip you a new butthole. But in a shy and romantic way.
Video for the F.E. jam "Bludgeon", depicting the Northwestern Thrash Metal Dirtbag in his native habitat: