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I won't name bands, you know who I'm talking about.
But are their new albums a match for their masterpieces?
With Fear Factory it's always been about Demanufacture.
Some will argue that Obsolete is their best.
My favorite was always Demanufacture.
So upon hearing and reading about all the turmoil in the band I was rather happy with Archetype. It was still a great album.
Transgression on the other hand...............I blame the label for forcing the product before it was ready.
And then.............more band turmoil and we're now left with Burton and Dino again with Stroud and Hoglan.
And how does it measure up?
Does it actually match the almighty and eternal Demanufacture?
I didn't have my hopes set that high. I loved Divine Heresy's last album Bringer of Plagues and was hoping Mechanize would be at least half that good.
Man was I wrong.
Not only does this album equal Demanufacture I'd say its a few notches above it.
This album has done to me what NO album has done since I was a teenager.
I could literally feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up and by the time I got to Christploitation I was ready to break every window in my house.
This album literally made me want to go bezerk.
I'm 35 and it's hard to get an old geezer metal head to feel like this.
My favorite track is Christploitation but really, every song on this disc simply DESTROYS.
Everything that was great about Demanufacture is back and bigger and better.
It's heavy, it's fast, it's got the creepy keys and the creepy moaning vocals of Burton here and there.Read more ›
Re-united with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, the men that now make up Fear Factory are bound and determined to make "Mechanize" a glorious return to form. Truth be told, "Mechanize" is about as good as anything Fear Factory has produced in the last decade. Falling somewhere between the soul-crushing power of Demanufacture and the matured song-writing and dynamics of Obsolete, the album tries for and succeeds at recapturing the band's glory days. Burton and Dino sound as if they have entered a time-warp roughly somewhere around 1997, while drummer Gene Hoglan does a solid job of aping his predecessor. As for Byron Stroud, well, he delivers as expected, but let's face it: the role of the bass-player in Fear Factory has always been irrelevant.
The one thing that sets "Mechanize" aside from the albums it tries to emulate, though, is the shift from the "Man vs.Read more ›
So Dino hooks back up with Burton C. Bell, and suddenly the spark has been rekindled, very much so. It's been a wait for classic FF fans worth waiting for. "Mechanize" also brings along Gene Hoglan, possibly the greatest heavy drummer out there, with the possible exception of Dave Lombardo, and that's good company. Hoglan fires away with machine gun precision and can also cool it when necessary, which lots of thrash drummers seem to have lost the ability or interest in doing. But the real stars of course are the riffs and great synth programming of Rhys Fulber. This slab has musically squeezed in between "Demanufacture" and "Obsolete", which one may have thought impossible. While the claims on the CD promising new ground breaking territory aren't exactly accurate, "Mechanize" still proves that FF are the quintessential metal industrial band.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album is one of Fear Factory's heaviest. Songs like Mechanize and Christploitation are knockouts.Published 4 months ago by Mike Meyer
Kind of a rehash on old material, nothing really new. If you like listening to obsolete and you like that exact sound with new songs, you will like this album. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This album, musically, fits between Demanufacture and Obsolete in my humble opinion. I guess there were lawsuits about the line up and use of the bands name but the addition of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thingfish33
Once more FF pull off another great CD! knowing how to blend their style with the flavor of the day music.Published 9 months ago by Sandy
Wow...this is almost like a 'Demanufacture 2' type of effort. Just amazing...I had stopped following Fear Factory for a while but recently got back into them, and listening to this... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jonathan R. Kuecken
Like so many of the reviewers here, Fear Factory was one of my favorite bands of the 90s to early 2000s. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sean_Man11