Forbidden (3) ‎– Twisted Into Form

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Forbidden's second full length album, originally released in 1990 through Combat Records.

Tracklist

Parting Of The Ways 1:03
Infinite 5:46
Out Of Body (Out Of Mind) 4:39
Step By Step 4:49
Twisted Into Form 4:23
R.I.P. 7:33
Spiral Depression 1:47
Tossed Away 4:34
One Foot In Hell 6:13

Versions (39)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88561-2014-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album) Combat 88561-2014-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSCS 5259 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album) CBS/Sony, Relativity CSCS 5259 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CD FLAG 43 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album) Under One Flag CD FLAG 43 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZK 90839 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album) Combat ZK 90839 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2014-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, Club) Combat 88561-2014-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2014-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, Lon) Combat 88561-2014-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
ZT 90839 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album) Combat ZT 90839 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
T FLAG 43 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album) Under One Flag T FLAG 43 UK 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2014-4 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album) Combat 88561-2014-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
ZT 90839 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album) Combat ZT 90839 US 1990 Sell This Version
CRC 2014, 88561-2014-4 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album, Club) Combat, Combat CRC 2014, 88561-2014-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
282 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tact 282 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
EX 279 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Exton EX 279 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
FLAG 43 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album) Under One Flag FLAG 43 UK 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2014-1 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album) Combat 88561-2014-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2014-1 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Promo) Combat 88561-2014-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
MG 0384 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0384 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
66026-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 66026-2 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
66026-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 66026-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
1757-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity, Combat 1757-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1757-4 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, RE, RM) Relativity, Combat 1757-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
66026-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 66026-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
MYST CD 403 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Mystic Empire, Mazzar Records MYST CD 403 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
3E038 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Shinigami Records 3E038 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
9962162 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 9962162 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
9962168 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pla) Century Media 9962168 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
BOBV064LP Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Cle + 12", Cle + Album, RE) Back On Black BOBV064LP UK 2008 Sell This Version
BOBV064LP Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, RE + 12" + Album, RE) Back On Black BOBV064LP UK 2008 Sell This Version
BOBV064LP Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, RE, TP, W/Lbl + 12", TP, W/Lbl) Back On Black BOBV064LP UK 2008 Sell This Version
KICP 91408 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Nexus (3) KICP 91408 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
D.I. 169 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Del Imaginario Discos D.I. 169 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
none Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(Cass, Album) Undying Music none Indonesia 2015 Sell This Version
BLACK146LPPIC Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) Black Sleeves BLACK146LPPIC Spain 2016 Sell This Version
19549721059 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Century Media, Combat 19549721059 US 2021 Sell This Version
195081199450 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Century Media, Combat 195081199450 US 2021 Sell This Version
19549721832 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Century Media, Combat 19549721832 US 2021 Sell This Version
none Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Combat none US 2021 Sell This Version
66026-2, CM 66026-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE) Century Media, Century Media 66026-2, CM 66026-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
66026-2, CM 66026-2 Forbidden (3) Twisted Into Form(CD, Album, RE, RP) Century Media, Century Media 66026-2, CM 66026-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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matthewk1999

matthewk1999

April 25, 2021
referencing Twisted Into Form, LP, Album, Ltd, Yel, none

Great pressing, mustard yellow color vinyl and packaging. Beware that there may be a lot of static straight out of shrink; came with anti static sleeve.
teamlift

teamlift

April 9, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Twisted Into Form, CD, Album, 88561-2014-2
There's new pressings, however I have a Yellow Indie exclusive that hasn't been added quite yet.
It came a bit warped, so first two seconds of audio has loud pops as the needle leaves the record for a split second. I attribute this to Combat's choice of vinyl weight and the VERY tight plastic wrap.
Sound is great though, the only gripe is the slight warping. Very clear, clear highs and the warm lows of 80's thrash recordings.
Wuchak

Wuchak

January 7, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing Twisted Into Form, CD, Album, 88561-2014-2
Similar to FORBIDDEN EVIL, just an all-around improvement

Originally released in 1990, TWISTED INTO FORM was the second of five full-length albums by Hayward, California’s Forbidden (which is just south of Oakland in the Bay area). The band plays technical power/thrash metal masterminded by guitarist Craig Locicero and have been on hold since 2012. (Singer Russ Anderson didn’t like touring and had an issue with alcoholism, but he has recently sobered up and has renewed energy & resolve. So let’s hope the band puts out some more albums).

My favorite opus by them is easily their last one, OMEGA WAVE (2010). That disc took the late 80’s technical thrash of their first two albums — FORBIDDEN EVIL (1988) and TWISTED INTO FORM— and superbly mixed it with the peculiar arty approach of their two mid-90’s releases — DISTORTION (1994) and GREEN (1997).

So how does TWISTED INTO FORM stack up in their discography? Technical power/thrash had reached its peak a couple of years earlier while death metal was emerging and grunge wasn’t yet a genre. So Craig & the boys simply took the foundation set with FORBIDDEN EVIL and made an all-around superior album. Nevermore played the same basic style with some success for twenty years from 1992-2011.

Everything about the band is technically improved on TWISTED INTO FORM, noticeably the production and songwriting. Like all great metal bands from Priest to Metallica to Kisser-led Sepultura to Iced Earth, Forbidden knows how to keep things interesting rather than be one-dimensional and boring. For instance, the album opens with a sweet acoustic piece before picking up speed with “Infinite,” which presents a nice mix of melody, thrash mania and heaviness. The divergent climax of “Out of Body (Out of Mind)” is another stunning example.

Of course the title track is the highlight here. I’ve heard so many songs rip-off that song’s notable riff since this album debuted. Meanwhile the lengthy “R.I.P.” is marked by the tribal percussion of its opening. “Spiral Depression” is another beautiful acoustic piece, albeit fittingly melancholic and haunting, paving the way for the punchy “Tossed Away.” The closer, “One Foot in Hell,” is arguably the best cut after the title track.

After TWISTED INTO FORM, the band would explore new possibilities with their craft and break away from the samey-sounding vibe that mars the songs on this album. But that’s the only negative I can think of concerning TWISTED INTO FORM.

The nine tracks run just over 41 minutes.

GRADE: A-/B+
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

June 2, 2017
referencing Twisted Into Form, LP, RE + 12" + Album, RE, BOBV064LP
Can anyone please comment as to the sound quality of this pressing please? They have one for sale brand new at my local music store for only $22 but some of the "Back On Black" re-issues are great (ex. Megadeth-"Killing Is My Business...") and some are utter dog shit (ex. Emperor-"In the Nightside Eclipse."). I'd really like to hear first hand from somebody who owns one. Thanks!
jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

June 2, 2017
referencing Twisted Into Form, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, BLACK146LPPIC

Just bought a copy from record store today. I noticed this album just arrived at the store within the last week and was really stoked to get it. In my opinion one of the greatest thrash metal albums or metal albums ever made. Flawless album. The picture disc artwork looks boss and the sound is incredible, what a great press! I hear a lot of die hard vinyl junkies say how picture disc LP's are useless because the sound is shit but I beg to differ, I think in the past it may be true but not now. They've definitely perfected the picture disc process because I own several and although 1 or 2 of my older ones do snap, crackle, pop the newer ones like this one sound even better than most of my standard black vinyls. I highly recommend this pressing it sounds amazing!
audiom3

audiom3

December 25, 2016
referencing Twisted Into Form, LP, Album, FLAG 43

Fantastic mastering on a top 20 all-time Thrash recording! About as good as it gets.
heidenheiden

heidenheiden

February 13, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Twisted Into Form, CD, Album, RE, 66026-2

Really well played and more technical than the previos one, but boring me till death. I just don't get it.