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The Best Of Fear Factory [CD]

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 (18 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ROADRUNNER UK
  • ASIN: B000HDRAGC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit repetitive 13 Nov 2013
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A lot of tracks on this album sound the same but was a gift to my cuz so I just used mp3 download so was a good buy for me anyways :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 6 Mar 2011
By Ellis
Format:Audio CD
i bought this because i only knew replica by FF so i bought this and i can't see a falt with it

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Amazon.com: 2.9 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars It depends on who you are - a new listener or already a fan 10 Oct 2006
By jay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you liked their older style from albums like Soul of a New Machine, the first three tracks would be for you. If you liked their Demanufacture / Remanufacture years, tracks 4-7 would be for you, and if you liked their newer style from Obsolete and Digimortal, tracks 8-10 and 12 would be for you. (Track 11 is their cover of Gary Newman's 'Cars'.)
Really though if you already know which iteration of Fear Factory you like most, this CD would be a wasted purchase.

Here's the key again in shorter form:
[If you like] : [Buy this album]
Tracks 1-3: Soul of a New Machine
Tracks 4-7: Demanufacture, Remanufacture
Tracks 8-10, 12: Obsolete, Digimortal
Track 11: 'Cars' single

This "Best of" is really only appropriate for folks who have never heard Fear Factory before and want to get a sampling of their musical styles. (Back in the day we would do this by borrowing our friends' cassettes or CDs, and today folks use mp3s.) Once you've determined which tracks you like most, buy or preview the albums I listed above in the 'key' corresponding to the Fear Factory style(s) that appeals to you most.

For any Fear Factory fan, this CD is pointless aside from being a collection completer (for those who just have to own every album). I think most of us have put together our own "greatest hits" mixes with the FF tracks we like most from their catalogue.

This album doesn't really do a very thorough job either, in that it leaves out plenty of great tracks and comes in a little light with only 12 tracks when generally 'Best Of' or 'Greatest Hits' albums are supposed to be a bit longer than your average album to ensure most of the Best or Greatest tracks actually make it on there. They could have easily added about four more tracks to round it out a bit more.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ah yes, another cash-in from Roadrunner 6 April 2007
By N. Durham - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Fear Factory is one of the handfull of bands (along with Type O Negative and Sepultura among others) responsible for Roadrunner Records gaining notoriety before bands like Slipknot blew the label up even more so. Now with most of those bands not even with Roadrunner anymore, there have been a slew of "best of" compilations released by the label in an attempt to cash in even more so. As you've probably guessed, this "Best of Fear Factory" compilation hardly covers the best material the band ever released. Not to mention that their best album, "Soul of a New Machine" is hardly covered here at all, as well as the excellent "Demanufacture", which isn't done justice at all, while their more well known material, including the deliriously cheesy cover of "Cars" from "Obsolete" and fan favorite "Zero Signal", are here as well. That being said, if you already own every one of Fear Factory's releases, then you already know that this compilation is pretty much worthless. However, this is worth a look if you are a new listener to the band and want to give them a look. However, if you want to go down that route, the better thing to do would be to check out "Soul of a New Machine" and "Concrete".
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is a greatest hits?? 13 Dec 2006
By Midnight Distortions - Published on Amazon.com
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While i like most of Fear Factory's music i think this is a really bad selection. I do like the songs on here but most greatest hits like some one else has said on here, this should have consisted more then just 12 songs. I think this is one of the shortest greatest hits that i've seen so far. Not to mention they left out alot of great songs. I think this cd only has use to newcomers to Fear Factory who hasnt heard a single song & they want to try them out. However if you want a collection this would be a good collection of FF.

CD 1:

(Concrete 1990):

01. Concrete

02. Sangre De Ninos

03. Soulwomb

04. Deception

05. Piss Christ

(Soul Of A New Machine 1992):

06. Martyr

07. Leechmaster

08. Scapegoat

09. Crisis

10.Big God/Raped Souls

11. Self Immolation

12. Suffer Age

13. Escape Confusion

14. Manipulation

(Demanufacture 1995):

15. Demanufacture

16. Self Bias Resistor

17. Zero Signal

18. Replica

19. Body Hammer

20. H - K (Hunter-Killer)

21. Pisschrist

CD 2:

(Obsolete 1998):

01. Shock

02. Edgecrusher

03. Decent

04. Freedom Or Fire

05. Obsolete

06. Timelessness

(Obsolete Digipack)

07. 0-0 {Where Evil Dwells}

08. Soulwound

09. Messiah

10. Concreto

(Archetype 2004):

11. Slave Labor

12. Cyberwaste

13. Act Of God

14. Archetype

15. Corporate Cloning

16. Default Judgement

17. Bonescraper

18. Human Shield

(Transgression 2005):

19. 540,000 Fahrenheit

20. Transgression

21. Spinal Compression

22. Contagion

23. Moment Of Impact

That only spans about 2 cds but thats without the album Digimortal. I dont really remember that many songs off of that album since that is my least fav album by FF. But this right here is a greatest hits collection!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just...Don't Buy This 18 Feb 2007
By Bill Lumbergh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the most half-*ssed way that Roadrunner could rake in a few more dollars. Like with quite a lot of other bands that have previously been on the label's roster, Roadrunner Records just picks a few of Fear Factory's most well-known tracks and makes a CD out of these. How pathetic. I can already do that with a blank CD-R and those tracks I ripped to my computer years ago. Okay, I give this an extra star for picking out some great tracks, but the CD lacks heavily of what Fear Factory's Roadrunner career was. There is only one track off "Digimortal", three tracks off their first three albums, and the Gary Numan cover of "Cars". Come on. Seriously. You could have at least put some B-sides or rarities on there as well.

All I have to say is that if you want a GOOD retrospective to this legendary band, DON'T BUY THIS. Pitch in a few more bucks and buy their whole discography. It will benefit you (and Roadrunner) better if you just do that. Same thing with all the other bands that have best-of CD's out (Sepultura, Type O Negative, Deicide, etc.).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars where is ''descent''? 25 Sep 2007
By 6080 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I like all the songs on this album. Unforgiveable that they left descent off. They could of easily added that as a 13th song on this compilation. What a rip-off!
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