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A bona-fide, nineties classic.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Demanufacture (Audio CD)
This album is an absolute classic. There is nothing else on the market that sounds like it. It has Fear Factory stamped all over it. The only album to compare it to is Slayer's "Reign in Blood" - not in sound but in the same way that Slayer defined eighties thrash with that album, Fear Factory have defined nineties extreme metal. The opening title track pummels the listener with a Dino Cazares riff-from-hell and a groove that's heavy, yet strangely accessible. "Self-bias Resistor" follows and is in my opinion the best track on the album, with Burton C.Bell's hardcore bellow underscored by a melodic chorus and machine gun-like drums, courtesy of Raymond Herrera. Every song on here is brilliant, from the pounding techno-metal of "New Breed" through to the atmospheric grind of "A Therapy for Pain" - No fillers here, thank you very much! A genre-defining album, the only problem is how to top it!