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Obsolete Extra tracks, Import


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Japanese Release Featuring 2 Bonus Tracks: 00 (Where Evil Dwells), & Soulwound & Enhanced CDrom Track.

1. Shock
2. Edgecrusher
3. Smasher/Devourer
4. Securitron(Police State 2000)
5. Descent
6. Hi-Tech Hate
7. Freedom Or Fire
8. Obsolete
9. Resurrection
10. Timelessness
11. 0-0(Where Evil Dwells)
12. Soulwound

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  • Audio CD (October 27, 1998)
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Import [Generic]
  • ASIN: B000009EE5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,644,796 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Just saying love your guys music a lot.
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If you like Fear Factory or Industrial Metal, buy this CD - you won't regret it.
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It still has some good songs, like Shock and Edgecrusher.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By The Pitiful Anonymous on November 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
However, fear factory is not. Obsolete is, simply put, a great album. What many people don't realize, however, is that's it's not all about the music with Obsolete, it's about the music in relation to the story in the booklet. The album's lyrics follow the story in the booklet, and if one or two songs simply blast and have no melody and just blast, it's because of the story (If you have this album, think track 8). I own the digipak version of this album. It comes with 5 bonus tracks as well as the original ten, and I would say they are worth your extra money. I can't really say whether this is Fear Factory's best or not, considering the only other FF album I own is Digimortal, but it is definitely worth your time. Here is my track by track review.
1) Shock (8/10) A somewhat good opener. Not as good as "What Will Become?" on Digimortal, but still good. Insanely heavy, and the only melody comes in the form of Burton holding notes.
Meaning- About putting a "shock to the system".
2) Edgecrusher (10/10) Kind of rappish, but that's OK 'cuz rap-metal isn't bad for the most part. Nice bassline during the chorus. An FF classic.
Meaning- "Edgecrusher" is the (good) terrorist from the story in the booklet.
3) Smasher/Devourer (10/10) One of those FF songs that mixes melody and screaming rather well. The low singing (I am the way) during the chorus is reminiscient of what I've heard from Soul of a New Machine (Major-laber debut) and Concrete (Independent first release). Nice singing after the chorus.
Meaning- The "Smasher/Devourer" is, in effect, a futuristic police robot in the story. It tracks criminals down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Wickerman on May 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you love the heaviest of heavy metal and have not heard this album, you do not know what you are missing! This album is truely awesome. It all starts off with "Shock", a heavy, grinding, kickin song, perfect for waking you up when you feel a little logy. From there, we have my personal favorite, "Edgecrusher", which kind of sounds like a Korn song, only about ten times better than anything by that band. From there, you've got several raging, bone-shattering songs that will blow you right out of your seat (with a short break from the heaviness on "Descent"). Perhaps the most interesting tracks, though, are the last two, "Resurrection" and "Timelessness". "Resurrection" features fast, eighties-rock-type guitar and soft vocals all the way through. Very cool. But, the most surprising of them all is "Timelessness", a soft, beautiful song with a string section. Yep, great album, almost all the way through (some songs I may have to listen to a bit to like more). As you probably already know, this is a concept album, and the storyline is great, it would make a killer movie. This is a bit different from their previous albums, but it's far from a sellout. This makes stuff from Korn and Limp Bizkit sound quite wimpy. Anyway, this album is very much recommended, I would also recommend "Demanufacture", it's probably even better than this (I wanted to buy it first, but this was the only one they had), but don't get "Soul of a New Machine" unless you like death metal type stuff. Oh, and make sure you get the version of this album that doesn't have "Cars", unless somehow you actually like that song. Well, that's about it. Buy this album, it is very heavy and very cool!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Rowland on June 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This cd really is incredible. It has an awesome story that proves that the human spirit always prevails. I loved it and thought it was quite emotional. The songs are mostly fantastic. The extra tracks are nothing special, except for cars whic is really cool. My personal favorite tracks are securitron, hi-tech hate, resurection and timelessness. Give it a shot, i guarentee you will enjoy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ricardo keys on January 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Having heard a few tracks from this album and liking them alot i went out and brought it. I had resnobly high expectations of this album and i wasnt dissapointed. Obsolete is a masterfully constructed tale of a not to distnat future where machines created by man are threating to make man obsolete and free speech and democracy are thing of the past. Each track tells part of the overall story which centers around the Edgecrusher and his fight for freedom. There are some great tracks on this album and Fear Factory show that they are multi dimensional by playing in various tempos and speeds something which many metal bands out there today seem to have trouble doing. Burton's soulfull voice comes out in the more placids tracks and builds some great atmosphere while in the harder songs he screams with the best of them. Showing again the ability of this band. My favourite track would probably be Edgecrusher but the whole albums great other highlights would probably be Decent, Securitron, Ressurection and Timelessness. Great stuff. Thanks guys for a great album. Rock on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Curtright on August 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
As an avid fan of techno as well as metal/hardcore, i must say that this album brings the best of both worlds. Intelligent samples, smashing grooves, and punishing lyrics make this album thoroughly enjoyable. The musicianship is top-notch (in comparison to some of today's othe metal acts). The guitarist, while choosing to eschew solos, does a superb job in laying down an unforgettable anthem. The bassist and drummer add the best grooves lines of any hardcore band i have ever heard. Lastly the vocalist tries, and succeeds, in blending an agressive and heavy verse with a startling original and unique chorus. A must have album for any true metal enthusiast.
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