Front Line Assembly ‎– Tactical Neural Implant

Third Mind Records ‎– TMD 9188
CD, Album


1 Final Impact 6:02
2 The Blade 5:53
3 Mindphaser 5:04
4 Remorse 5:44
5 Bio-Mechanic 5:26
6 Outcast 5:22
7 Gun 6:19
8 Lifeline 5:07

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Programming facility: F.L.A. HQ. Recorded at Creation Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Made in USA
℗ 1992 Third Mind Records
© 1992 Third Mind Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 16861-9188-2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 016861918828
  • Matrix / Runout: TMD9188 DISC MFG, INC. <H> W.O. 25595-1

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TM 9188 2 Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant(CD, Album) Third Mind Records TM 9188 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
none Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Third Mind Records none Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ALR 56 Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 56 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
INDU 0020 Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Metal Mind Records INDU 0020 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
TMC 9188 Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant(Cass, Album) Third Mind Records TMC 9188 US 1992 Sell This Version


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November 30, 2016
This continues the amazing evolution of FLA. I love them pretty much every step of the way but have to view the "Holy Trinity" (Gashed Senses, Caustic Grip and this) as their high water mark. It's all killer/no filler and as big and beautiful the singles "Mindphaser" and "The Blade" are, they don't quite touch "Lifeline" and "Bio-Mechanic". Music for science fiction made by Androids with a ton of heart.


August 2, 2016
Their best sounding album of all their early works. Before the days of heavy guitars. Bio-Mechanic is my favourite track on this album. I still love Millennium as well, though many people don't because it was a departure from the winning formula presented in this album.


January 1, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

Days of yore are over, welcome to the future.
This is one of the best EBM albums ever made in history, period. Yes, this is not but reminiscent from the more industrial influenced albums they did before, but in here is where history was to be break and EBM properly came to life, and there is no doubt that the 90´s spirit got hold a gripping effect on the structure of the album closing the path to more rhythmic and melodic construction and entering into IDM era. And it was logic to understand then that Industrial music were becoming less noise and much more intelligent, rhythms were more structured, and sequences a lot more melodical and nothing around was even remotely similar to this back in the day. A sound that was a lot more danceable but still extremely linked with repetitive industrial rhythms. Is melody a crime? or will for change a murder?
FLA trascended borders with this album, and incorporated so many disruptive concepts for the mind of the purist that in a way, disconnected him from the prevalent order, noisey minds will not dig into this, mechanical freaks will not dig into this, this is the future envisioned, the robotic pathos of modernity, the soup made of Industrial pathos, synth pop ethos and a desolated lyrical logos.



April 1, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
I have to counter all the harsh reviews....this LP is the jam and my favorite of FLA's work. Even in 2015 I still bump "Final Impact" in my EBM/electro/industrial sets. Listening to this brings me back to 1992, played the hell out of some Quake to this


September 4, 2012
Very overrated. Not bad but miles below their better works.


October 20, 2010
I would have to say that this is the album that officially marks when EBM lost any touch with industrial music. Compared with Caustic Grip or the very good Gashed Senses and Crossfire, this is just dance music that is embarrassing to listen to, even when alone.


November 14, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This is probably the most melodic and well rounded EBM-album I have ever heard. There are no fillers here, and no monotonous noise, high pitched tones, embarrassing samples or annoying ten minute pauses, just pure melodic and powerful body music. The only thing I would ask for is that the 12" version of Mindphaser be included on the album, since the edit strips out too many of its elements. I was also a bit surprised that "The Blade" was chosen for the second single, I would have thought the excellent "Lifeline" deserved the honour.

A true milestone in the history of EBM. Of course, it spawned a legion of subpar copycats, but oh so many attempts that didn't make it. TNI remains my personal pick of the long career of FLA and I think many would agree.