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The Best of Fear Factory

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One of the first to fuse Death Metal with industrial samplings to produce a full blown sonic assault, Fear Factory formed in Los Angeles in 1990. Shortly after signing to Roadrunner Records in 1992, the band's debut album, Soul of a New Machine was released. The band has gone on to establish themselves at the forefront of metal with critical acclaim.

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Fear Factory was one of the first bands to fuse the loud, crushing intensity of death metal with the cold harshness of industrial electronics and samples, producing a more varied sonic palette with which to express their bleak, pessimistic view of modern, technology-driven society. The combination of melodic and aggressive vocal styling of Burton C. Bell as first heard on the bands 1992 debut SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE, as well as the guitar riffs of Dino Cazares have influenced the next generation of metal players and can be heard in metal every year since. This band was innovative and influential to metal musicians the world over.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 26, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B000HDRAGC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jay on October 10, 2006
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.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 5, 2007
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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midnight Distortions on December 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Lumbergh on February 17, 2007
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.).
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