Nov 10, 2007

FORCED DOWN "Mortal" CD


If you listen closely to track 5 on this CD you'll notice it was also featured on the Voice of Thousands Compilation we just posted. I always thought that was one of the more original songs on the comp and found this CD lying around in my collection. Looking back this band seemed kind of ahead of their time. It's got a nice mix of the rawness of a lot of early hardcore, screamo, crust type bands like early Ebullition stuff but it also has elements of solid heavy hardcore like Inside Out meets Downcast. Who knows?... maybe I'm talking out my ass. Either way these guys could actually play their instruments and we're on what seems to be their own level. A lot of it is mid tempo and has interesting and intriguing guitar riffs as well as a cool sense of heavy melody and lots of predominant bass work. Members were from notable bands such as Amenity (also on VOT comp), Heroin, Pitchfork, and a slew of others. I believe that the band themselves had a lot to do with releasing their own records in true DIY form. This CD features a range of songs throughout 1990-91 and a few different recording sessions. All of which are an enjoyable listen and I can hear a lot of elements and musical approaches that popular contemporary bands are using right now.

Check out Forced Down on myspace by clicking here:
http://www.myspace.com/forceddown


FORCED DOWN "Mortal" 19 song CD
Released on Downside / Vinyl Communications (VC-45)
https://www.mediafire.com/?f127q95882k87zh

7 comments:

Leeaction said...

Great band

Joe said...

I have the Rise 7" down in my basement right now...its a great record. I think it was the first "colored vinyl" record I ever had.

Awesome band.

Ben said...

This stuff is awesome, did they have any other releases?

xjustinx said...

Great post right here. I always thought these guys were ahead of their time.

Andrew @ AVERSIONLINE said...

I'm running way behind and just checked this out today at work. Not bad. I can definitely hear some Inside Out in some of the guitar work.

Jon said...

Hi Coregasm, looks like the link is down to Forced Down - could you re-upload it? This a great band, I have both their 7"s, and would love to have their tunes in MP3 format. Thanks a ton

CT Hardcore said...

OMG!!!

I loved Forced Down... That clear vinyl record and the track on the conversion comp (my band used to cover it) spoke to me...

I would consider this among the "early" emocore classics... Back before a bunch of douchebags took the "core" of out of emo and replaced it with shitty, weepy major label garbage...