Forced are a blackened sludge/hardcore band out of Long Island NY. The band has drawn comparison and inspiration from bands like Coffinworm, Cursed, and Craft.  They have been self-releasing demos and cassettes for the past few years and have just put out their first full length album titled "The Vanishing Dark" which was recorded by Jay Newman (Unearthly Trance) at his home studio. the band describes the release as "In the record, we focus on the notion that in a world full of artifice, of living in cities, the very human experience of looking to the sky at night and seeing the stars is no longer possible, at least for the vast majority of humanity. We have flooded the world with light as a means to do a lot of things, not the least of which to, literally and figuratively, blind us to the dark of the unknown, to blind us from the reality of our fear. Yet, in doing so we create monsters and catastrophes of geologic proportions. The cruel irony of light is that it is not as a source of redemption or hope, but a visual representation of fear itself." Currently the record is available to stream or download for free via bandcamp. The track "Lung Float Test" features Will from Artificial Brain on vocals.

Scott Brown - Vocals/Guitar
Dave Friedrich - Bass/Vocals
Mike Hegarty - Drums

The Vanishing Dark

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