Fallout (Front Line Assembly album)

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Fallout
Remix album by Front Line Assembly
Released April 24, 2007 (2007-04-24)[1]
Recorded 2007 (2007)
Genre Industrial, electro-industrial
Length 70:23
Label Metropolis
Producer Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber, Chris Peterson
Front Line Assembly chronology
Artificial Soldier
(2006)
Fallout
(2007)
Improvised Electronic Device
(2010)

Fallout is an album by Vancouver industrial band Front Line Assembly, released in 2007. Initially announced as an EP, it is a collection of nine remixes and three previously unreleased tracks.[2] by both the band themselves and other acts including Combichrist, as well as a few additional new tracks.

Background[edit]

According to Jeremy Inkel, "Electric Dreams" and "Unconscious" are songs that were originally meant for the Artificial Soldier album, but left unfinished until after.[3] Band leader Bill Leeb later expressed his dissatisfaction with the release, saying, "We weren't that happy with Fallout even though it was more of a friendship remix CD."[4]

Touring[edit]

After having postponed the tour because of the later than planned release of the album the band toured North America and Europe in support of Fallout.[5] The North American leg comprised dates in April and May 2007.[6] The band were accompanied by American industrial rock band Acumen Nation as supporting act until May 8, American new wave band and Metropolis label mates TheStart joined on 2 May 2007 for the remainder of the tour. Front Line Assembly continued their tour in Europe in June and July 2007 where British industrial band Portion Control acted as support.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Release 4/10 stars[1]
Rock Sound 7/10 stars[7]

David Jeffries of Allmusic called Fallout "one of the better odds and ends collections in FLA's catalog."[2] Remarking on individual songs, he stated, "Sebastian R. Komor (Icon of Coil) makes "Unleashed" sound absolutely epic", and called Portion Control's "Lowlife" remix both "creepy and sinister" and the "most difficult and rewarding remix".[2]

In his review, Peter Marks of Release Magazine said of the album, "The results are mixed", calling the "Unleashed" remix "not very impressive".[1] He was positive about the Portion Control "Lowlife" remix, saying it "goes places FLA never would, or for that matter could." About the mix of "Lowlife" retitled "Reprobate", he said that "production master Greg Reely gives his version... a potent, malicious bent".[1] On the new tracks Marks commented, "The three new works are all nice enough but it is "Armageddon" that sticks in my mind as it takes us back to a different era of this act, when they were releasing truly revelatory works."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Unleashed" ("Mindless Mix" by Sebastian R. Komor) 6:16
2. "Buried Alive" (DJ(?) Acucrack Mix by Jason Novak) 6:14
3. "Beneath the Rubble" (Combichrist Remix) 6:15
4. "Electric Dreams"   4:39
5. "Armageddon"   6:01
6. "Social Enemy" ("Anti-Social Mix" Remix by Jeremy Inkel) 7:00
7. "Lowlife" (Remix by Portion Control) 4:17
8. "Humanity" ("Kearley Edit" Remix by Dan Kearley) 7:05
9. "Reprobate" (Lowlife) (Remixed by Greg Reely) 5:48
10. "Domination" (Unleashed) (Rhys Fulber Remix) 4:33
11. "The Storm" (Covenant Remix) 7:04
12. "Unconscious"   5:10

Personnel[edit]

Front Line Assembly[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Marks, Peter (April 5, 2007). "Front Line Assembly: Fallout". Release Musik & Media. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jeffries, David. Front Line Assembly: Fallout > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Van Isacker, Bernard (April 17, 2007). "Forthcoming Front Line Assembly remix album countdown starts". Side-Line. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Van Isacker, Bernard (June 20, 2010). "Front Line Assembly - 'Rhys is becoming less and less important'". Side-Line. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Van Isacker, Bernard (June 11, 2009). "Front Line Assembly postpones tour due to the delay of the album release". Side-Line. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Tours and Appearances". Metropolis. April 2007. Archived from the original on April 2, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Moorhouse, Gilez. "Front Line Assembly - Fallout CD". Rock Sound (Freeway Press Inc.) (96). Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2014.