FORBIDDEN “Omega Wave” /Slipcase CD/



The fifth full-length album by the cult American Thrash Metal band.
It is the band's first studio recording in 13 years (since 1997's "Green") and the first album to feature two new band members, Steve Smyth on guitar and Mark Hernandez on drums.
Forbidden started their career on a good note. Their debut, “Forbidden Evil”, was a hit and their follow up, “Twisted into Form”, was well received. “Green” and “Distortion”, however, showed a change in the band’s style, and the band lost popularity. Also, lack of a strong label support led to the band’s break up. After about a 20 year hiatus, Russ Anderson (vocalist) and Craig Locicero (guitarist) got back together and released their newest album, "Omega Wave".
Band's work on “Omega Wave” is very different and while it does contain some stuff that came from their original roots, it mostly consists of a very different approach and sound. It can be best described as a kind of a Melodic, Technical and Progressive Thrash Metal, where half of the songs are completely all out Thrash and others fit more of the former. And while it is very different, it isn’t anywhere near bad. All tracks are fast, heavy and intense, and they all probably include some of their best song work, challenging even some of their earlier stuff.
All in all, “Omega Wave” ended up becoming a respectable release, while it may not be as great as “Forbidden Evil” or “Twisted into Form”, it’s still worth picking up this album and recommend to diehard fan of Metal!
Nuclear Blast GmbH, 2010 (NB 2576-2). Made in Germany. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Alpha Century 2:02
2. Forsaken At The Gates 4:57
3. Overthrow 4:46
4. Adapt Or Die 5:16
5. Swine 6:33
6. Chatter 2:20
7. Dragging My Casket 6:47
8. Hopenosis 5:32
9. Immortal Wounds 5:32
10. Behind The Mask 5:41
11. Inhuman Race 6:27
12. Omega Wave 6:00
Total playing time: 61:53

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