Omega Wave

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Omega Wave
Studio album by Forbidden
Released 22 October 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Thrash metal
Length 61:33
Label Nuclear Blast Records
  • Craig Locicero
  • Tim Narducci
Forbidden chronology
Omega Wave

Omega Wave is the title of Forbidden's fifth studio album, released on 22 October 2010.[1] It is the band's first studio recording in 13 years (since 1997's Green) and the first album to feature two new band members, Steve Smyth on guitar and Mark Hernandez on drums.


The album was produced by guitarist Craig Locicero and former Systematic frontman Tim Narducci. The two had been friends since the age of 15 and together formed the band Spiralarms in 2004. Also enlisted for Omega Wave was mixer Sean Beavan whose previous work included Marilyn Manson and Slayer. Locicero met Beavan during the 2003 recording of Manmade God's self-titled album. He learned a great deal from him about record production and expressed enthusiasm for his part in Omega Wave:

I still can't believe how lucky we are to have Sean to do it. Sonically, he's very unique and on a different level. He's produced, engineered, and mixed some of the best sounding material out there. . . Sean will make the Forbidden record sound like nothing else going, and that's a great thing.[2]

Album title[edit]

On May 3, 2010, guitarist Craig Locicero commented on the album's title:[1]


Reviews for the album have generally been positive.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating [3] 4.5/5 stars
Metal Hammer [4] (6/7)
Leave The Hall [5] 3.5/5 stars
Allmusic [6] 3.5/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

The track listing will is as follows:[1][7][8]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Alpha Century (Instrumental)"  — Locicero 2:00
2. "Forsaken at the Gates" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez, Anderson 4:53
3. "Overthrow" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez 4:43
4. "Adapt or Die" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Hernandez, Anderson 5:14
5. "Swine" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez 6:30
6. "Chatter"     2:16
7. "Dragging My Casket" Anderson, Locicero, Camacho Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez, Camacho, Anderson 6:47
8. "Hopenosis" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Hernandez, Camacho, Anderson 5:14
9. "Immortal Wounds" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Hernandez 5:29
10. "Behind the Mask" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez, Anderson 5:39
11. "Inhuman Race" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez, Anderson 6:25
12. "Omega Wave" Anderson, Locicero Locicero, Smyth, Hernandez, Anderson 6:00


  • Russ Anderson - Vocals
  • Craig Locicero - Guitar
  • Steve Smyth - Guitar
  • Matt Camacho - Bass
  • Mark Hernandez - Drums


  1. ^ a b c "Forbidden: New Album Title Announced". 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon Forbidden, 'Omega Wave' -- New Album (May 18, 2010). Retrieved on 2-07-11.
  3. ^ "Forbidden Omega Wave Review - Review of Omega Wave by Forbidden". 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Review zu: Forbidden - Omega Wave - METAL HAMMER". 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Forbidden – Omega Wave | Wimps & Posers, Leave the Hall". 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo (2010-10-25). "Omega Wave - Forbidden". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Forbidden Reveals New Album "Omega Wave" Details". 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  8. ^ "Forbidden reveal new album title". The Gauntlet. 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-05-03.