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The Industrialist [Limited Digipack]

Fear Factory Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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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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  • Mechanize 11.18
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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Afm Records
  • ASIN: B007VQ7ERS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,898 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Industrialist
2. Recharger
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
8. Disassemble
9. Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation

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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Fear Factory 15 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD
Strengths:

The first four songs on this album are outstanding, particuarly the choruses - For me this is the most rewarding aspect of the LP - Burton really shines here with his typical clean sung choruses. They are memorable, melodic and slightly haunting. Also, Rhys Fulber has done an amazing job with his atmospherics and samples - in places he has added some new touches that haven't really been featured on an FF record before. E.g on 'new messiah' and 'god eater' - his melodies on top of the verse/chorus breaks are eerie and give a completely different feel to a typical FF song.

Weaknesses:

The major let down for me is the drums. You can tell they were programmed, and a lot of the beats are completely uninspired. Yes of course FF is supposed to have that robotic sound but at the end of the day we're talking music here, and it needs a human touch. I suppose they did this to cut down on owner/royalty costs? To be honest i can appreciate that given todays musical earnings.
As i said the first four songs are outstanding, however it seems that the remaining four get weaker and weaker, and then, we are left with 13 minutes of industrial sound scapes??!! I admit i have just downloaded the tracks off of Itunes and do not have the actual CD disk and so i have not followed the whole 'concept' thing with the booklet - maybe that makes a difference, to appreciate the 13 minutes of crap?
A side note about Dino - some of the riffs here are a bit juvenile and bring nothing new to the table. This is especially true for filler riffs between chrouses and verses. Also, the chorus to 'the industrialist' - thats pure cheese to me!

Conclusion:

If you are an avid FF fan the first four songs alone make the purchase worth it.
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By Steve
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I agree with one of the other reviewers...there is a smattering of "been there, heard that" to this record.

I am glad to say that it doesn't bother me one bit! There are however quite a few tracks that are easy to forget, something that is harder to say of Demanufacture, Obsolete or Digimortal.

The main think I noticed from this album is the sound that comes from Dino returning to the fold. The attacking drums are there as always but this is a somehow altogether heavier offering than Mechanize. I found myself craving a 'Powershifter' stand out track on the album and it probably would be New Messiah for me.
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Over the 00's years this modern classic industrial/metal band were possibly losing direction, support, going through line-up problems but the last 2 albums have seen them surprisingly return right back into stunning focused form with non-nonsense very tight and heavy tunes like they peaked with in the mid/late 90's. Very great album, and came in great quality through the post.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Up there with Demanufacture...maybe... 27 Jun 2013
By G. Lewis VINE VOICE
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I'm a long-time Fear Factory fan. I've been to see them three times, I have all of their albums. However, they've had some trouble topping Demanufacture with their subsequent efforts. Obsolete was good in parts; Digimortal was ok but peaked at Lynchpin; Archetype was a brief return to form before the disaster that was Transgression. Mechanize and the Industrialist are almost like Soul of a new machine and Demanufacture all over again. Mechanize was a little rough & ready, brutal & sludgy and the Industrialist was the polished, clinical followup. If only they could maintain this momentum for a few more albums and I'll be happy. It's just a shame that their lineup has been so erratic lately.

Highlights for me include Recharger, God Eater and Depraved Mind Murder.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Mechanize, this is an album for you 27 Dec 2012
By Sytri
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I thoroughly enjoyed The Industrialist. As an album, it pretty much carries on the sound that was presented in Mechanize. If I were to put them side by side complete albums, I would say The Industrialist is superior as it has more decent tracks, where Mechanize had a few forgettable ones.

If I were to criticise the album, I would say it doesn't present anything new as such, but if you like Fear Factory's sound, you will enjoy it. I myself have always liked their sound, so it's certainly enjoyable for me!

Overall, if you like Fear Factory, you will like The Industrialist. I gave it 4 stars as opposed to 5 just because there will be people out there who want them to experiment a bit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Mechanize then... 12 Jun 2012
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If you liked Fear Factory's 2010 release, "Mechanize", then there's every chance you'll like "The Industrialist".

On the surface of it, a lot has changed since the last release. The band has undergone yet another line-up change - shedding former SYL members Gene Hoglan and Byron Stroud and paring the band down to essentially just Dino and Burton. In some ways this is a shame - I thought that the "Strapping Young Factory" combination showed a lot of promise - but "The Industrialist" doesn't sound substantially different for the change.

Similarly, Burton made a point of claiming that "The Industrialist" would see a return to the Fear Factory "concept album". I welcomed this news as I thought that Mechanize lacked a unifying theme - but for all that, I can't say that I've noticed that the concept has made much difference to the album as a whole.

Overall, "The Industrialist" is remarkably similar to "Mechanize". It's more or less the same length, the same number of tracks, the same sound and style. It starts strongly: the album's standout tracks being "The Industrialist" and "Recharger" - but neither of these tracks quite match the sticking power of "Fear Campaign" or "Powershifter". Later tracks don't quite live up to the standard set by the first two, but the album is consistent and easy to lose yourself in. I think it's at its best when you just let the pounding noise wash over you like the rumble of machinery - which is probably the whole point.

As with "Mechanize", much was made before the release of this being a return to the heights of "Demanufacture" - but this is misleading. "The Industrialist" is a very different album, and I like it for that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars back to their roots. hell yeah
Theres elements/feel of S.O.A.N.M which i good...less of the singy vox...
i still wrekon that demaufacture is their best album to date. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Planet Wrigleatode
2.0 out of 5 stars Same old Same old
Fear Factory at this stage have a patchy back catalogue. It's a given that Soul, Demanufacture & Obsolete are their finest works. Read more
Published 22 months ago by greg clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Demanufacture for the 21st century
The first thing I noticed when opening up the digipak were the pictures of Burton & Dino. It took me a few moments to figure out that there weren't a couple of other pictures to... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Gojira
3.0 out of 5 stars A big dissapointment for a Fan and for the Money
As a huge Fear Factory fan i waited for this with great anticipation, and after Amazon kinda messed me about with dispatch times and e-mails only to send it the same day and it... Read more
Published 22 months ago by FatBoyBassTrufitt
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the most epic industrial metal albums of this decade
this album is a modern day metal classic.

it's up there with the band's back catalogue of killer albums such as Soul of a new machine, Demanufacture, Obsolete, and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Z33D
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album I have heard in a long time
This album is just fantastic, I have heard negative things from people but ignore them as this is class. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Robert Argent
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal album, likely one of the best in recent years
As always Fear Factory release sheer awesome music, even Transgression was brutal although receiving mixed responses. Read more
Published 22 months ago by chaos_preacher
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