Friday, May 28, 2010


Back in 1989 a handful of unknown bands were releasing the first records of what would become the short-lived great white musical hope for the future. Punk we were led to believe was "breaking" up here in Seattle, as if to suggest that it was no longer serviceable as a form of rebellion. As much as we should all appreciate the raw energy of that new sound, I don't think there is any question as to it's integrity post 1991. But never mind, that's a story for another time and place.

All of that noise has a tendency to obscure the simple fact that up here in Rain City thrash was still chugging along with a good head of steam. Back in '89 I probably still thought girls were gross, but I did appreciate giant scaly 8 eyed monsters eating whole villages. The frequent tempo changes, and death and destruction themed lyrics of Forced Entry's 1989 release Uncertain Future take me back to the good old days of comic books and Dungeons and Dragons. Hell, I didn't have time for girls, I was on a fucking quest.

When Cobras posted the second record by these guys, As Above, So Below over a year ago he noted Forced Entry's fantastic eye for great cover art. As you can see from the Greg Winters piece above, they were on a roll.
1) Bludgeon
2) Kaleidoscope of Pain
3) A Look Through Glass
4) Anaconda
5) Octoclops
6) Unrest They Find
7) Morgulon
8) Foreign Policy

(Anaconda is a little scratchy at the beginning because the source material is damaged, but I included it anyway because you will want to hear it)


Shelby Cobras said...

Thanks dude, I'd been looking for this for awhile.

The Mule said...

Killer album. I got it for a couple bucks at Zulu Records in Vancouver.

The Goodkind said...

Always and forever. I've never been a huge fan of the thrash, but I gotta give props to Forced Entry's style and home town flavor (even if Seatown is not my home town in the truest sense).

Will Towles said...

Magnificent album. Bravo!