Improvised. Electronic. Device. (Deluxe Edition)
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||I. E. D.||Front Line Assembly||6:34||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Angriff||Front Line Assembly||6:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Hostage||Front Line Assembly||6:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Release||Front Line Assembly||5:20||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Shifting Through the Lens (Edit)||Front Line Assembly||3:58||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Laws of Deception||Front Line Assembly||5:20||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Pressure Wave||Front Line Assembly||4:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Afterlife||Front Line Assembly||5:57||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Stupidity (Featuring Al Jourgensen)||Front Line Assembly||4:14||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Downfall||Front Line Assembly||8:06||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Day of Violence||Front Line Assembly||8:26||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Attack the Masses||Front Line Assembly||5:23||£0.79||View In iTunes|
With longtime on-again, off-again member Rhys Fulber falling into the latter category, Front Line Assembly’s 2010 effort is the kind of “evolution” — or maybe “growing pains” — album that will be familiar to veteran fans. Here FLA constant Bill Leeb is joined by Jeremy Inkel, Chris Peterson, and Jared Slingerland for a four-piece “band” version of the project. It makes complete sense on numbers like “Angriff,” “Release,” and “Pressure Wave,” all of which could be passed off as metal-industrial juggernauts Rammstein singing in English. While these guitar-heavy and lurching tracks are satisfying, the best moments are either rooted in classic FLA formula (the electro-industrial club monster “Shifting Through the Lens,” the icy cold landscape “Downfall”) or come from the band’s returning appreciation of both the experimental and difficult (the spooky robot anthem “I.E.D.,” the shotgun blast called “Stupidity” with guest vocalist Al Jourgensen). Having navigated these mixed bags before, longtime listeners should be more than willing to dive in. They’ll be rewarded with a heavy handful of reminders of why they signed on in the first place.
Back on Track
IED is a long awaited return to FLA brilliance after the disappointing Artificial Soldier (Fallout saved it).
The album overall is a lot heavier with those big riffs reminiscent of millenium.
The track with Uncle Al will knock your socks off, brilliant.
Can't wait to see this live in 3 weeks, not been to an FLA gig since circa 1996.
Formed: 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s