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Album overviewEdit

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As Above, So Below is the second album from Forced Entry. It’s mostly in the thrash metal vein, although with some humor included (tracks 5 and 10, with those choruses being happily yelled for effect) and some singing from guitarist Brad Hull (“Never a Know, But The No”, which is mostly slow to mid-paced, rather than being thrash, although it has the most solos of any other song on the album), rather than the usual yelled vocals of bassist Tony Benjamins.

There’s also the usual tempo changes and all, as “Macrocosm, Microcosm” alternates between its technical leads to being near thrash metal, and the majority of opener "Bone Crackin' Fever" is thrash, save for the sudden tempo slowdown at 2:59, which "As of Yesterday" also has time changes, like with its initial fast riffs (until its tempo change after about 40 seconds), there’s a mellow part after about two minutes, then has a fast thrash metal ending.

Also following similar suit is "When One Becomes Two", being thrash metal for a while until its slowdown at 1:50 (and then it slowly speeds back up), then later slows down and mellows out with some singing again, and "Apathy" is also mostly fast until it slows down, which it stays at that speed throughout the majority of the song until about the four minute mark.

And as was mentioned before, the album also has some humor in it, which is evidenced by the thrash tune "We're D*cks" and the ending [fellow thrash] song of "How We Spent Our Summer Vacation", but it doesn't have a lot of lyrics (the chorus gets repeated a lot) and ends with the intro from “Bone Crackin’ Fever”.

The album was released in 1991 by Relativity Records.

Track listEdit

  1. Bone Crackin’ Fever
  2. Thunderhead
  3. Macrocosm, Microcosm
  4. Never a Know, But The No
  5. We’re D*cks
  6. Apathy
  7. The Unextinguishable
  8. As Of Yesterday
  9. When One Becomes Two
  10. How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

PersonnelEdit

TriviaEdit

LinksEdit

Never a Know, But The No” and “Macrocosm, Microcosm” videos

ReferencesEdit

  1. As Above, So Below liner notes

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