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The sign of a band on it's last legs......
on 7 September 2002
Fear Factory were at the forefront of 90s metal alongside bands like Machine Head and Sepultura. Sadly all of these bands have taken poor routes forward.
Machine Head began to experiment with rap on Burning Red and seriously slumped on Supercharger.
Sepultura discovered nu-metal and went downhill from there.
Fear Factory did the worst of all: experimented with rap(Back The F**k Up on this album), extremely limited themselves with a concept on each album (man vs. machine) and this is the equivalent of Supercharger. Its weak and seemingly rushed, the signs of a band on their last legs.
Fear Factory were an awesome band 5 years ago and the live show was simply bludgeoning.
Its just a shame they wanted commercial success than staying a proper metal band. ie. the release of Digimortal. Simply a poor album with extremely average, bland songs. There are a couple of good ones; Linchpin is a pretty good track (however, it would have sounded poor on Demanufacture), and Dark Bodies is different and a break from the unrelenting noise of the previous tracks.
If you are new to Fera Factory, i would advise Demanufactre or Obsolete, 2 brilliant albums. If you just want to complete your Fear Factory album collection get this.
Purely a filler in the FF catalogue. How disappointing.