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In the early ‘90s, many years before Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall started combining strangled growls with catchy vocal melodies, and Static-X and Rammstein began blended pounding staccato riffs and jackhammer beats with electronic samples, Los Angeles future-thinkers Fear Factory were reinventing both death metal and industrial rock with an arsenal of sonic styles. After ... Read more in Amazon's Fear Factory Store

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  • Audio CD (19 April 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B0001W17HW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Act of God 5:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Drones 5:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Archetype 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Corporate Cloning 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bite The Hand That Bleeds 4:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Undercurrent 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Default Judgement 5:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bonescraper 4:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Human Shields 5:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ascension 7:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. School 2:380.79  Buy MP3 

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CD Roadrunner Records, RR 8311-2, 2004 13 Track

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form 19 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
Being the biggest fan of Demanufacture, I was hoping by some small chance that Fear Factory, with their new line up, produce something that may even slightly match the aformentioned album. Well having bought the Archetype today, I have been more than suprised, Fear Factory seem to have done 'a Machine Head' and released an album that goes back to the bands' roots and then times them by ten. This screamed Soul Of A New Machine straight at me when i put it on, whereas Soul had its moments, this captures the great rawness and heaviness that Soul had and then adds the factors from previous albums (frankly i don't know how this album was produced, somehow its polished as hell but hasn't lost any of the rawness of the original Factory material, a firm slap on the back to the producer). This made me very happy, True, I enjoyed Digimortal and Obsolete but they lost the heaviness that this album rightly brings back.
If you decide to buy this, it needs more than a few listens like any good record, its not groundbreakingly new, but it sure as hell kicks some serious ass.
Buy It and Love It 5*
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wickedly impressive return to form 25 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
After the disaster that was the last album ‘Digimortal’ and the departureof charismatic guitarist Dino Cazares, expectations were not very high forthis comeback by Cyber Metallers extrordinaire Fear Factory. No need toworry though, after hearing ‘Archetype’ it’s as if their last two recordsnever happened. Close in style to the band’s masterpiece ‘Demanufacture’,it blows the Nu Metalisms of the last two albums clean out of the water.The moving of Christian Olde Wolbers to guitar and the introduction offormer Strapping Young Lad bassist Byron Stroud have reinvigorated theband, and in some style. Listen to the lead-off song ‘Cyberwaste’, one ofthe most brutal songs the band have released since their DeathMetal-styled debut; massive double bass runs, enormous riffs, even ablastbeat and Burt Bell’s ultra-angry vocals on top. It’s classic FF andcould have come straight from ‘Demanufacture’. The rest of the albumcontinues in the same vein, albeit nothing else is quite as extreme, butthe intensity is the highest it’s been for years. The only exceptions arealbum proper closer ‘Ascension’ which is an ethereal electronic track, anda cover of Nirvana’s ‘School’ which stays pretty close to the original.All in all, anyone who reckoned that Fear Factory were doomed afterCazares left should take a listen to ‘Archetype’ and see how much betterthey are without him. Awesome stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Soul of this Machine has definitely improved! 10 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Archetype is arguably one of the years most anticipated albums of the metal/industrial genre. With the band reforming minus guitarist Dino Cazares (he was allegedly the cause of the break-up), many critics and fans alike were apprehensive about the new album, especially after their previous album, Digimortal was disappointing compared to their other offerings.
Fear Factory, with a line-up of Burton C. Bell (vocals), Raymond Herrera (drums), Christian Olde Wolbers (switching from bass to guitarist), and new boy Byron Stroud (bass, and formerly of the awesome Strapping Young Lad) a lot is riding on this album. But fans should not worry, for this is Fear Factory's best offering to date, and a top contender for one of the albums of 2004. In even eclipses their 1995 classic, Demanufacture, which many people consider to be one of the greatest metal albums of all time (me for one - I even have the front cover tattooed on my leg). Opening song 'Slave Labour' is I superb, with Raymond's double bass and Christian's guitar going full throttle instantly. Burton's vocals are as usual excellent switching from his menacing growl to his melodic vocals, its no surprise that many bands now copy this, although never beating Burton (a certain band called Slipknot spring to mind). Next song 'Cyberwaste' is Fear Factory at their heaviest, with a superb anthem-like chorus we can all sing along to ("Nothing! You Say! Matters! To Us! F**k You!), and surprisingly is their first single from the album, as usually they seem to have their most accessible songs released first - I can only think this that their new record label, Liquid 8, must be giving them more say than their previous label, Roadrunner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OH.MY.GOD. They've done it again!!!! 8 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant return to form almost
Archetype saw the band on a come back the album returns the with the best elements of their previous albums gone are the crappy raps and rap/nu metal riffs and back are the pure... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Cubby Kovu
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Fear Factory Album !
This has got to be one of the best Fear Factory albums released !
The energy in this album is electric , If you are new to Fear Factory or if you are a huge fan , you need... Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2012 by Miss Munster
4.0 out of 5 stars return to form?
a new lineup and a new label did it make any difference?
i would say most definitely yes!
the band have streamlined their sound and reduced the electronics and removed... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2008 by ben_jekyll
1.0 out of 5 stars Joke Factory produces more joke songs to fill an album!!!!
Here we are with another album from Fear Factory but as they are an awful joke to music we will call them Joke Facotry. Read more
Published on 29 July 2007 by Reviewer D
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant
The best Fear Factory album to date. This album is intense from start to finish, there is not one poor track. Read more
Published on 27 April 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened after demanufacture
Arechetype, supposed ot be one of the best inductrial metal albums for many a year.
Rubbish. Fear Factory have been better than brilliant in their time, i. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2004 by "rihno"
5.0 out of 5 stars Album Of The Year
After hearing Dino left Fear Factory I was convinced it was the end. Relieved in a sense, after the massive disappointment that was Digimortal. Read more
Published on 2 July 2004 by Mr. Simon Moran
5.0 out of 5 stars Skull shattering
This album blew me away, right from the brutal opening track 'Slave Labor'. The entire album is totally skull shattering, and probably even heavier than their first few albums... Read more
Published on 22 May 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Archetype
A very good album!
Published on 10 May 2004 by N. Papadopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavier than ever - Fear Factory are back!!!
Unbelievable - Fear Factory actually managed to get better after Dino left!! This album is epic - the drumming and bass will literally shake the foundations of your house, and... Read more
Published on 10 May 2004 by Stephen
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