Forbidden Evil (album)

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Forbidden Evil
Forbidden Evil.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1988
Recorded1988 at Alpha & Omega Recording and Studio 245,
San Francisco, California;
and Prairie Sun Recording Studios,
Cotati, California, U.S.
GenreThrash metal
LabelCombat (1988)
Relativity (1992)
ProducerJohn Cuniberti
Doug Caldwell
Forbidden chronology
Forbidden Evil
Twisted into Form
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Forbidden Evil is the debut album from American thrash metal band from San Francisco, California, Forbidden. The album was released in 1988. The title of this album refers to their original name before shortening it to Forbidden in 1987. The album was well received by both critics and fans and eventually became a cult classic.

Album information[edit]

Forbidden Evil was produced by Doug Caldwell and John Cuniberti, best known for working with Joe Satriani, at Alpha & Omega Recording, Studio 245 (both located in San Francisco) and Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati. The album's recording sessions took place in mostly 1988.

The album features future Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph and three of the songs were co-written by Robb Flynn, who later played with Vio-Lence and Machine Head – although he never played on the album. [1] As of 2009, it is the only Forbidden album to feature guitarist Glen Alvelais, who left in 1989 and would later join Testament (which had also featured Bostaph). He was replaced by Tim Calvert, who would remain with the band until their breakup in 1997.

The title track was covered by Temple of Blood on their 2008 release Overlord.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chalice of Blood" (Russ Anderson, Robb Flynn) – 4:27
  2. "Off the Edge" (Anderson, Glen Alvelais, Craig Locicero) – 4:12
  3. "Through Eyes of Glass" (Anderson, Alvelais, Locicero) – 6:18
  4. "Forbidden Evil" (Anderson, Locicero, Flynn) – 5:35
  5. "March into Fire" (Locicero, Anderson) – 5:05
  6. "Feel No Pain" (Alvelais, Locicero) – 5:05
  7. "As Good as Dead" (Anderson, Locicero, Flynn) – 4:11
  8. "Follow Me" (Locicero, Anderson, Alvelais) – 7:00

The 2008 reissue of the album from Century Media Records includes four live bonus tracks, all recorded at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1988:

  1. Feel No Pain
  2. As Good as Dead
  3. Through Eyes of Glass
  4. Chalice of Blood