Force of Habit

Infobox Album
Name = Force of Habit
Type = studio
Artist = Exodus

Released = August 17, 1992
Recorded = 1992
Battery Studios, London, UK
Genre = Thrash metal
Length = 68:35
Label = Capitol
Toshiba-EMI (Japan)
Producer = Chris Tsangarides
Reviews = Allmusic Rating|3|5 [ link]
Last album = "Lessons in Violence"
This album = "Force of Habit"
Next album = "Another Lesson in Violence"

"Force of Habit" is the fifth album by the thrash metal band Exodus. Force of habit is renouned as Exodus's longest, "heaviest," and slowest album. Its' songs are a departure from the thrash metal scene for Exodus. The 11 minute "Architect of Pain" is the longest and possibly slowest Exodus song.

Force of Habit is Exodus' last release until their 1997 live album "Another Lesson in Violence" since the band went on an over 4 year hiatus.

This is Exodus' last album to feature John Tempesta on drums and is also their only album to feature Mike Butler on bass.

It is the bands only release without the jagged edged "Exodus" logo that had appeared on all of the band's previous releases.

It was re-released in 2008 in a limited edition mini-album packaging to resemble the original vinyl release, including the inner sleeve. This version was remastered and includes the bonus tracks from the Japanese release.

Track listing

# "Thorn in My Side" (Gary Holt, Steve Souza) – 4:06
# "Me, Myself & I" (Rick Hunolt, Holt) – 5:03
# "Force of Habit" (Holt, Souza) – 4:19
# "Bitch" (Keith Richards, Mick Jagger) (Rolling Stones cover) – 2:48
# "Fuel for the Fire" (Holt, Souza) – 6:04
# "One Foot in the Grave" (Holt) – 5:19
# "Count Your Blessings" (Holt, Hunolt) – 7:31
# "Climb Before the Fall" (Hunolt, Holt, Souza) – 5:38
# "Architect of Pain" (Holt) – 11:02
# "When It Rains It Pours" (Holt) – 4:20
# "Good Day to Die" (Holt, Hunolt, Souza) – 4:48
# "Pump It Up" (Elvis Costello cover) – 3:10
# "Feeding Time at the Zoo" (Exodus) – 4:33

Japanese Bonus Tracks


  • "Crawl Before You Walk" (Holt) – 3:59
    # "Telepathetic" (Holt, Hunolt) – 4:48

    Band Line-Up

    *Steve "Zetro" Souza - Vocals
    *Gary Holt - Guitars
    *Rick Hunolt - Guitars
    *Michael Butler - Bass
    *John Tempesta - Drums


    * Recorded at Battery Studios, London, UK
    * Produced and engineered by Chris Tsangarides
    * Assistant engineered by Chris Marshall and Sarah Bedingham
    * Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero at Riversound, New York, USA
    * Additional recording and remixing by Marc Senesac at The Plant, Sausalito, California, USA
    * Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York, USA
    *Artwork by Ralph Steadman

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    • Force of Habit — Album par Exodus Sortie le 17 août 1992 Enregistrement 1992 aux Battery Studios, à Londres Durée 68:35 Genre Thrash Metal Producteur Chris …   Wikipédia en Français

    • force of habit — behavior made involuntary or automatic by repeated practice said no from force of habit * * * behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit. [1920 25] * * * force of ˈhabit idiom if you do sth from or out of force …   Useful english dictionary

    • force of habit —    When something is done out of force of habit, it has become automatic through frequent repetition.     Why do I always park here? Out of force of habit I suppose …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

    • force of habit — if someone does something from force of habit, they do it without thinking because they have done it so often before. Even though he s gone she still keeps laying the table for two force of habit, I guess …   New idioms dictionary

    • force of habit — from habit, because of a habit    She still cooks enough food for five people. It s force of habit …   English idioms

    • force of habit — noun an act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic Only force of habit will explain why people today do honor to Christopher Columbus. [ …   Wiktionary

    • force of habit — force′ of hab′it n. cvb behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

    • force of habit — Synonyms and related words: automatism, bad habit, characteristic, creature of habit, custom, habit, habit pattern, habitude, pattern, peculiarity, practice, praxis, second nature, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, trick, usage, use, way, wont …   Moby Thesaurus

    • force of habit — behavior occurring without thought and by virtue of constant repetition; habit. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

    • force of habit — Date: 1796 behavior made involuntary or automatic by repeated practice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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