Finally, another release from the monster kings of industrial/heavy metal/goth punk! Archetype takes the lessons that Fear Factiry have learned from their previous outings and have jammed them into one 13 track CD. And it is EXCELLENT.
You're blown away by the classic Fear Factory head banging style track, Slave Labor as soon as you start up the CD. Cyberwaste comes next (Which I believe is going to be the next single or something?) is equally heavy, as with the next hard hitting track, Act of God. Then the melodic stuff comes in (the best of Fear Factory) with the eerily brilliant Drones track.
Next is the title track (if you have forgotten already, Archetype (the origin of everything)) blasts in, which is one the best off the album. Corporate Cloning shudders in next, yelling pure FF followed by the best track on the album (in my opinion), Bite the Hand that Bleeds, which is pure genius. Undercurrent follows this, a melodic-trash song which is next to the eye popping Default Judgement. Nesxt on the head banging agenda is the no holds bard hardcore track, Bone Scraper! Followed by the slow, eerie and frankly painful Human Shields, echoing distress. It is followed by (almost) instrumental, Ascension and the album (unfortunately) comes to close at Kurt Cobain's School.
Some may say it's not as good as Demanufacture, but I think Archetype hitd the spot that no other band can hit. Fear Factory are WITHOUT A DOUBT, the masters of music and this album proves it. In one word? PERFECT.