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Mechanize

Fear Factory Audio CD
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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 (8 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Afm
  • ASIN: B002WNLLHE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,097 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Although Mechanize is Fear Factory’s third studio album since they officially disbanded in 2002, it’s crucially different from its immediate predecessors. Both Archetype (2004) and Transgression (2005) were controversially written and recorded without founding guitarist Dino Cazares, the main victim of 2002’s acrimonious split. The reconstituted Fear Factory may have featured three-quarters of the classic line-up, but without Cazares, they were fatally flawed. With Cazares back, however, the band are back on track, as Mechanize forcefully demonstrates.

Cazares’ return has not been bloodless; former bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and original drummer Raymond Herrera are nowhere to be seen. However, their part in the feeble Archetype and Transgression albums combined with this new-found vitality suggests that they will not be missed. Cazares’ rigid, staccato riffing combined with the schizophrenic style of vocalist Burton C Bell forms the core of the band’s signature sound, and with the bass and drum slots ably filled by former Strapping Young Lad members Byron Stroud and Gene Hoglan, Fear Factory’s seventh studio outing is their most technically adept yet.

Out of the gate like a rabid bulldog, the title-track sets a ferocious pace that rarely relents. In the wake of such an interminable succession of line-up disruption and underwhelming albums, it’s a return to form on a grand scale. Despite the presence of producer Rhys Fulber – veteran of electro-industrial pioneers Frontline Assembly – Mechanize ups the extreme metal quotient, restoring balance to an equation which had become too loaded in favour of sampling and studio trickery. Hoglan’s robotic precision behind the drum kit is a marvel to behold, pounding like a jackhammer as Cazares’ paint-stripping riffs lurch from all-out aggression to haunting melody.

In its pitiless intensity, Mechanize ultimately lacks stand-out anthems. Although Powershifter has already been released as the first single and an official music video for Fear Campaign effectively makes it the album’s second, this is an unremitting aural assault unlikely to recreate the crossover enjoyed by 1995’s landmark Demanufacture. Fear Factory’s slices of digital dystopia no longer sound futuristic or groundbreaking, but Mechanize is a powerful statement from a revitalized and still-relevant band. --Greg Moffitt

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the future! 11 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
Having seen FF's output dwindle in quality over the past few years before their demise, I was skeptical about this: however, it's a real return to their best. I'd even go as far as to say their best album since Demanufacture. It's got the fast, pulsing grooves, crunch blast-beats and even the obligatory floaty melodic number - all good!

If you've been an FF fan before, you'll welcome this as a return to form.

If you've never picked up an FF album, this is an excellent place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album! 1 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Hell yeah!!! Fear Factory is finally back with a vengance. Absoulutly love this album. It will be deffentally be in my top 5 albums for 2010. Amazing from start to finish. If you loved demanufacture, you will love this! GO GET IT!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray They're back, with a vengance!!! 11 Feb 2010
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Fear Factory are back and in extremely good form. Firstly lets get a few things straight here, this is a fear factory record so don't be too shocked to hear the sound that FF made there own in the mid to late 90's, it's what they've done with that sound. Rhys fulber makes his return to the fold on this record and the effect is evident, the swooping haunting effects that pulsed throughout demanufacture have returned and create that certain terminator-like atmosphere that was missing from transgression. the album is an aural assault from the get go, relentless double kick drum and scathing guitar set the scene for the whole album, they seem to be at their heaviest and fastest with the majority of the singing as screaming with the epic vocals spared for the right time and place, as they were on soul of a new machine and demanufacture. the new line up ( a dream conjoining of SYL and FF in my opinion) has met every expectation and the live shows will be something to look forward too. to sum up this brief review all i'll say is that FF do things their way and this album is a perfect fear factory album and i wouldn't have it any other way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form 8 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Times change but the soul of the machine just evolves... new lineup, return to form. Not a timeless classic of the stature of Demanufacture, nor a milestone like Archetype but good throughout with some great & memorable tracks along the way. Enough to put a great big smile on my face. Thanks guys.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First contender for album of the year 2010 7 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
Who would of thought it? With the band imploding and splitting up after 'Digimortal', only to reform minus guitarist Dino Cazares and release the excellent 'Archetype' and the under-rated 'Transgression', it seemed unlikely that Dino Cazares appearing again on a Fear Factory record. But due to differences with the more or less original three members; vocalist Burton C. Bell, Guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and Drummer Raymond Herrera (Bassist Byron Stroud quietly stood by the sidelines), Fear Factory imploded again, only for Burton and Dino to resolve their differences and decide to form Fear Factory again, minus Christian and Raymond. Cue legal wranglings etc. You can search over the internet for more on this, as this is a review of an album, not a history lesson.

In short, 'Mechanize' has to be a) One of the contenders for Metal album of the year and b) An answer to the critics. With Byron Stroud back on bass duties, and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan filling the void (of Strapping Young Lad fame, so he is more than up to the task), many fans and critics alike were kind of expecting a sub standard album. It is definitely, NOT the case!

Opener and title track 'Mechanize' opens up with a brooding Terminator inspired intro thanks to some synths by Producer Rhys Fulber (unofficial 5th member, not seen since 'Obsolete') and then all hell breaks loose. People who said Fear Factory would be nothing without Raymond Herrera will have their cake and eat it within 30 seconds, the double bass assault present and correct, and it seems faster (if thats possible).
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming return to prominence 7 Jan 2010
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Format:Audio CD
I would have much preferred Fear Factory had released an EP of the best tracks from this album, as the filler on it really lets the good tracks down. For every "Mechanize" there's an "Oxidizer", a "Christploitation". The newest version of the lineup (Bell, Cazares, Hoglan and Stroud) is certainly capable, so doubts about the Fear Factory trademark sound getting lost are baseless. If anything, they've channeled something of their Obsolete-era sound, but Hoglan's precision takes the drumming to a whole new level. He has this wonderful technique of blasting with his hands while executing controlled patterns with his feet, in a manner I doubt Ray Herrera would have been capable of. That said, there's a tendency for the songs to digress into 'look how brutal and fast we can play' territory, more a reflection of today's music scene if ask this old cynic and mostly evident in lead single "Powershifter". This track also has a dig at ex-bandmates Herrera and Christian Olde-Wolbers. It wasn't six years ago that Bell was writing lyrics that chastized his returning guitarist Dino Cazares in a similar fashion. One can't help wondering if in another six he'll be slagging himself off in his writing.

As returning songwriter, Cazares has resoundingly failed to completely separate his work with Divine Heresy from his duties as Fear Factory guitarist, and at times the album really feels like nothing more than a showcase for his talents. There's less of the cheese (for lack of a better term) of older records, rather a serious front that doesn't let up for the entire record, so don't be expecting the bouncy fun of "Replica (Album Version)" or "
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5.0 out of 5 stars epic
number one this album is epic i love all the songs on it fear campaign and powershifter are standout tracks for me and personally this was my first order on amazon so i was a bit... Read more
Published 19 months ago by salemfirefly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really nice Limited edition lots of good content and really nicely made items for the die hard Fear Factory Fan
Published 19 months ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it... it's worth it!
When I first listened to this album, I'd recently spent a lot of time listening to 'Demanufacture'. I'd read a lot of online rhetoric about 'Mechanize' being a "return to form" for... Read more
Published on 14 May 2012 by syntaxerror45
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Comeback!
This album marks a shift in the right direction for FF not since Archetype have they produced anything this good, in fact i'd go as far as saying it is a hybrid sounding album... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by SteveC
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably their worst
Fear Factory used to be good, but the winning formula was lost when the original drummer and bass player left. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2011 by X93250617
2.0 out of 5 stars Not fear factorys best work
Fear factory are one of my most listened to bands.

This album may appeal to fans but its no where near as good as Obsolete or Archtype.
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by J. Curry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This album is what i wanted from Fear Factory, it's powerful, it's angry, and it's good, recomended to anyone who loves Fear Factory.
Published on 4 Aug 2010 by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars vital
You can nail me to any cross when i say that i didnt hate 'transgression', it has what i would consider some memorable tracks, yes its watered down in its anger but it isnt the... Read more
Published on 14 July 2010 by sean paul mccann
5.0 out of 5 stars They are back again (to stay)!!!
I have expected an album like this since Demanufacture. In fact, this album follows the spirit of Demanufacture, an so, it lacks originality, but the tracks are well damn composed... Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2010 by Firegarden
5.0 out of 5 stars Some top quality metal.
Never listened to fear factory before - amazon sent me a recommendation email, and fear factory was in it. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2010 by Mr. J. D. Yeatman
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