Released: February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21)
Caustic Grip is an album by Front Line Assembly, originally released on Third Mind Records in Europe and on WaxTrax! Records in the United States in 1990. Other sources cite 1991 as year of release. The album was reissued by Roadrunner in 1992 and in 2003 as part of a two-disc set that also includes the Gashed Senses & Crossfire album.
Iceolate is the first single taken from Caustic Grip. The single was released on August 6, 1990 through Third Mind in Europe and in the United States via Wax Trax!. Along with the original version of the title track the single contains CD-only track "Mental Distortion" and on the CD single a remix of "Iceolate". A promotional music video for "Iceolate" was created and received airplay on MTV. The track also was ranked 85 in the COMA Music Magazine feature 101 Greatest Industrial Songs of All Time.
The follow-up to the album was the single Provision. It contains the original version of the title track as well as a remix of album track "Overkill".
Music magazine Melody Maker made both album singles single of the week in 1990.
The following single Virus features a non-album track of the same name and was released on February 21, 1991 through Third Mind for Europe and by Wax Trax in the United States. It was created during the sessions for Caustic Grip. The different release formats include tracks also appearing on the album – "Provision", "Iceolate" and "Mental Distortion" – as well as remixes of "Virus", "Resist" and "Overkill".