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Industrialist [Import]

Fear FactoryVinyl
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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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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  • Vinyl (June 12, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Afm Records Germany
  • ASIN: B007VQ7F1S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,382,330 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent release from the cyber masters. June 5, 2012
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I was a huge fan of Mechanize when it came out.
Brilliant, brutal, and catchy.
Mechanize put any worries that this reunion of Dino and Bell to rest immediately.

And now we come to the sophomore release of the newly formed FF.
Out is Hoglan and Stroud.
The core writing team of Dino, Bell and Fulber is intact with some very impressive results.
The disc stars out with the title track which simply crushes.
Up next is the single that was released a while back "Recharger" is everything a good FF song should be.
"New Messiah"...while not a bad song nothing about it really stands out either.
"God Eater"...probably my favorite song on the disc. Very experimental.
"Depraved"..The middle section of the song is great but a lot of it failed to keep my attention.
"Virus", brutal, memorable. Excellent track.
"Difference"...another song with a great middle part.
"Disassemble"...another kick in the face of brutal goodness.
The last two songs aren't really songs but more along the lines of robotic ambience...
"Religion" and "Human" don't really add anything relevant to the album and were not a good choice to close the album.
All in all, I'm actually very happy with this release.
There's enough variety and catchy songwriting to grab my attention and hold it.
Is it as good as "Mechanize"?
I'd put it in my top FF three of "Demanufacture", "Mechanize" and "Industrialist".
My only minor complaint is the subject matter.
FF have been writing about the whole man vs. machine subject for many years now and while this puts a slightly different slant on things it doesn't do enough to differentiate itself from past releases.
That said.
Great album.
A solid follow up to "Mechanize".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another solid record in Fear Factory catalog June 5, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Been a fan of FF for more than 15 years I saw in the last couple of years the lineup changes, the core of band belong to Burton and Dino and Rhys as a important member. The Industrialist simple if a gem in his own kind. Since the opening intro you hear what is coming a modern industrial record that only FF can deliver.

The clean voices of Burton simple are awesome, overall a great vocal performance. Highlights from the album New Messiah, God Eater, Virus of Faith. The deluxe edition came with two additional tracks where you can find Landfill (Pitchshifter Cover)a dark trackto end the record.

This is a no brainer if you want to hear quality metal simple buy this and support the band.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YES!! June 5, 2012
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If you were hoping Fear Factory would build on the positive response to their Mechanize album and go with a crushing assault of thrash and groove influenced by hardcore and industrial, their new release should hit the spot. The core of The Industrialist is Fear Factory doing what they do best. Even though they've incorporated scores of different styles on their past efforts, they've always sounded the most potent and capable when they keep their aggressive side at the forefront.

They're smart to open each song with an energetic blast of either speed or power/groove, then play some softer parts around the middle, then alternate back and forth. It gives even the tracks that have a little less punch an overall scorching impression. Fear Factory remind me of Machine Head in that they have grown over the years and found the perfect blend of the various styles they play, making their songs cohesive and confident instead of awkward and confused, as both bands have sounded at times in the past.

For this release, I think you'll get the most enjoyment out of it if you're a fan of Demanufacture. They went for that album's ultra-heavy, aggressive approach on Mechanize, but I could swear I heard some traces of Meshuggah on some of those songs. The Industrialist features a greater focus on their trademark, precision guitar-and-drum machine-gun attack established on Demanufacture, enhanced by the incredible drum programming done by John Sankey and resulting in a strong thrash presence overall.

Along those lines, this album also sees notable emphasis on the essential sound effects and keyboard work of Rhys Fulber, who I think of as a full-fledged member of the band. A highlight for me is the Fear Is The Mindkiller vibe he creates on parts of God Eater; awesome song!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIFE LONG FF FAN! June 6, 2012
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I have been a Fear Factory fan since I first heard "Replica" on that first Ozzfest Live compilation album in 1996/1997. I first checked them out live in 1998 in Chicago when they opened up for Slayer and have been with them every step of the way. I am with a lot of people here when they say that "The Industrialist" reminds them a lot of the old school sound of "Demanufacture" and "Obsolete". I feel as though with this release, Fear Factory have finally found their sound again. If this would have been released back when "Digimortal" hit, I believe Fear Factory would have been one of the biggest bands in the world.

With that being said, let's break this sucker down. I am a huge fan of concept albums so when I found out that "The Industrialist" was a full fledge concept record, I got super amped up. The opening title track is killer on its own, but I managed to pick up the special edititon with Burton's story in it, when I began to read along with his works and hit play when "The Industrialist" begins walking the streets, goose bumps hit my arm! The story, (while may contain a few holes)adds a great feel to the album and really makes it feel more special than any release they have put out since "Obsolete". After the six minute title track completed, I hit pause to continue reading the story. If you do it this way, you are in for a crazy ride. If not, no big deal. This release is really a kick ass industrial record from beginning to end.

I have seen a few things online with people bitching about the programmed drums. To me, it is such a fitting move. I think it really beings together the whole industrial sound of the band! If you are a fan of what Fear Factory did in the 90's give this thing your attention.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Mechanize was a great album, and i feel they took a wrong ...
I don't really care for this album. Mechanize was a great album, and i feel they took a wrong turn with this one.
Published 9 days ago by Dakota
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 18 days ago by Andrew Ray Franks
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid FF effort
I would give this a 4.5 if I could on Amazon. This is a legit FF album after yet more lineup changes and a few sketchy albums. It is heavy and edgy all the way through finally... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Freddylang
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent almbum
What more is there to say? Possibly Fear Factory's best work to date.

The cd booklet contains a story that goes along with the album's concept and is well-worth it to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jordan
4.0 out of 5 stars expecting something bettet
Great album but mechanize is better, the only thing that i do not like is that in they used drum machine but if you like ff you will love this album
Published 8 months ago by Clemente
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent as always
Had to buy it since they're one of my favorite bands and they did not disappoint. Setting them live soon, can't wait.
Published 9 months ago by Brenden Ramussen
5.0 out of 5 stars Music at it's best
I've been a fan of Fear Factory for over a decade now, and this one of their best albums. Fantastic.
Published 11 months ago by StephenN.
4.0 out of 5 stars fear factory
eeeegggghhhhh - good album but I was expecting more .... to be honest. good songs as always. just not as impressed anymore.
Published 11 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album flawed by two tracks. 4 1/2 Stars
First and foremost, if you haven't gotten the deluxe edition of this album- get it! It's got a cool booklet and contains a story inter-playing with the lyrics similar to the liner... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome record
This is a clear vinyl 2 disc release. The album reminds me of Demanufacture at times. If you want the CD, buy the standard version. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jimmy Diablo
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