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Front Line Assembly


The Initial Command



Taille de l'album MP3:

1602 mb


KK Records




Dark Ambient, EBM, Industrial



Date de publication:

Dec 1987


KK001, KK 001

Téléchargement le album Front Line Assembly - The Initial Command


1Insanity Lurks Nearby
Written-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb
2Black March
Written-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb
Featuring – Rhys Youth FulberWritten-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber
4Nine Times
Written-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb
5The State
Featuring – Rhys Youth FulberWritten-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber
6No Control
Written-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb
7Slaughter House
Written-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb
8Ausgang Zum Himmel
Featuring – Rhys Youth FulberWritten-By [Uncredited] – Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
A-187Frontline Assembly The Initial Command ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Chr)ROIRA-187US1990
KK 006Frontline Assembly The Initial Command ‎(CD, Album)KK RecordsKK 006Belgium1987
CD ZOT 189Front Line Assembly The Initial Command ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig)Zoth OmmogCD ZOT 189Germany1997
TMD 9175Front Line Assembly The Initial Command ‎(CD, Album, RE)Third Mind RecordsTMD 9175US1992
KK 006Frontline Assembly The Initial Command ‎(CD, Album, RP)KK RecordsKK 006BelgiumUnknown


  • Band [Front Line Assembly Is]Bill Leeb, Rhys Youth Fulber
  • Cover [Cover Art]C. Lepke
  • Design, Artwork [Production]David Rosychuk
  • EngineerBill Leeb
  • Mixed ByMichael Balch
  • Other [Appreciation To] – Alain Neffe
  • Producer [Uncredited]Bill Leeb, Michael Balch


Some copies contain an A4 KK Records info sheet.

[Rear sleeve]
"Oppression Breeds Violence"

Front Line Assembly is Bill Leeb with Rhys Youth Fulber on 'The State', 'Casualties', 'Ausgang Zum Himmel'.

KK records - karthuizerstraat 18, rue des chartreux - B-1000 brussels (belgium)

1st catalog# appears on labels & spine.
2nd catalog# appears on back sleeve.
Track durations not given on the release.

Uncredited info: All songs Copyright Control.


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched): KK 001-AI FOON
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand-etched): KK 001-BI FOON


  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Lacquer Cut At – Foon



Band : Front Line Assembly Album : The Initial Command Label : KK Records Year : 1987 Style : Industrial, EBM, Dark Ambient 01. The State 00:00 Initial Command - Front Line Assembly. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The Initial Command is the first full-length studio album released by Canadian industrial band Front Line Assembly, as their first two releases, Nerve War and Total Terror, were demo tapes. The music was created mostly by Bill Leeb with some help from Michael Balch. Since the 1987 release of The Initial Command, the album has been re-issued twice. The first release, in 1992, contained no changes. The second release, in 1997, contained two new tracks and new cover art. Songs in album Front Line Assembly - The Initial Command 1997. Front Line Assembly - Complexity. Front Line Assembly - Core. Front Line Assembly - The State. Front Line Assembly - Insanity Lurks Nearby. Front Line Assembly - Casualties. Front Line Assembly - Ausgang zum Himmel. Front Line Assembly - Nine Times. Front Line Assembly - Black March. Front Line Assembly - No Control. Front Line Assembly - Slaughterhouse. Album 1987 10 Songs. More By Front Line Assembly. See . The Initial Command. Front Line Assembly. The Initial Command Tracklist. The State Lyrics. Show all albums by Front Line Assembly. Front Line Assembly - The Initial Command Full Album 49:57. Front Line Assembly - The State 6:18. Frontline Assembly - Casualties 4:45. Frontline Assembly - Nine Times 6:29. Frontline Assembly - Black March 6:04. Front Line Assembly - Nine Times The Initial Command 1987 6:31. Frontline Assembly - No Control 6:41. Frontline Assembly - Intelligence Dream 6:13. Listen free to Front Line Assembly Initial Command Complexity, Intelligence dream and more. 10 tracks 62:32. Feeder Unreleased bonus track that comes on an exclusive flexi disc in the GCTM boxset. The flexi is not available for sale on its own. All sales of the digital track go towards the crowd funding campaign. Order your boxset here: . Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. Buy Digital Album. USD or more. Initial Command, 1987. Complexity, 07:48. Intelligence Dream, 06:12. The State, 06:17. Insanity Lurks Nearby, 06:03. Casualties, 04:46

I will never forget my « initial » introduction to F.L.A.; my best friend at the time came back from Dutchy’s record store (R.I.P.; was an underground institution in Montreal, semi-similarly as Bunker records) and being a “rental” member (one could rent out records and tapes for a week’s time) came back with this LP, after we had both stumbled upon “No Control” from an underground radio show at the time. We both were stunned at this “new sound” we hadn’t been exposed to. We thought Skinny Puppy and Front 242 were “the sh*t” in terms of cold industrial music (we were still novices back in those days), and weren’t ready for this record, which to this day remains a testament to this period in time. Never before had we heard so coldly calculated machinic maddening repetition with such a drive and fervor; this was the purest form of “industrial” (or so we thought) - music seemingly designed to induce unease and a perpetual sence of anxiousness and dread. And even today, whenever I re-visit this album, an uncanny sensation of stress envelops me, reminding me of those early days of pre-dancefloor EBM assault.“The Initial Command” is a serious must listen to any fan of the band, at the very least to hear where they came from. With “Total Terror 1 + 2” readily available, we can more easily hear the genesis of the post-Puppy Leeb, and even elements from those archival collections can be heard on this album. Although the general sound of F.L.A. would slowly mutate with each subsequent album released afterwards, it is still important to understand where they came from and the other directions the project itself could have explored instead of what they chose to focus on. Not for everyone as this early entry in the band’s repertoire may be misunderstood as a necessary birth pain, to some of us it remains, alongside the follow-up “State Of Mind”, one of the most representative acheivements of a band just starting off on their long journey. I personnaly recommend it hands down and would still consider this a great industrial album from start to finish.
Nine times was the one that got me..Came across this album in 1990 (Australia) I don't think I'll ever get sick of it either..
This is THE FLA-album for me. I bought it in 1987, and I fell in love with Black March & Nine Times (they are still in rotation in my mp3-player).
I think this is one of FLA's better albums. Very dark and deep EBM, and some of the tracks sound Cabaret Voltaire-like almost, circa 'Crackdown' only deeper (at least in my opinion). The whole album is like a trip, but side 2 is noticeably a little more dancey. It's not as hard or fast as alot of other EBM stuff, but it's really a beautiful work of industrial music. "Black March" and "No Control" sort of forecast the harder stuff they would do closer to the nineties, and I don't know if fans of their later work would like this album, but it's still worth getting just for the overall futuristic and dark tone and mood the whole album sets, if not the music itself.
The Initial Command is what i recon to be one of the major influence to the whole EBM genre. If one is new to EBM, listen in to this album :) Its for sure one of my fav albums!
^^Agreed! I will definitely say, FLA was way ahead of their time. Even after all of these years, this is still one of my personal favs from them, and still the most listen to of all my FLA albums. Some of their new stuff is cool, but there is just something about the early works, you cannot really compare it to anything today.

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