Front Line Assembly
The Initial Command
Mecanica Records
Edition of 500 copies, gatefold sleeve, silkscreen print on D-side
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1The State
2Insanity Lurks Nearby
4Slaughter House
5Ausgang zum Himmel
6Nine Times
7Black March
8No Control

»The Initial Command« is the debut landmark album by Canadian EBM-industrialists Front Line Assembly, originally released in 1987 through Belgian label KK Records. Bill leeb shows us already a unique style, setting a benchmark for all that would follow. Fiercely original, not least for 'it's time', from the glittering synths and harsh metallic percussion of the unarguably cinematic “Casualties” and the abrasive white noise on “Ausgang Zum Himmel”, to the punchy breaks and dramatic strings of “No Control”.

Deluxe re-release including all original tracks and two bonus tracks taken from a re-release in 1997. Limited pressing of 500 copies with double vinyl record, deluxe gatefold sleeve and new vintage artwork. D-side features a silkscreen of the classic fist logo.