June 5, 2012

Fear Factory - The Industrialist

Artwork by Anthony Clarkson

Fear Factory's The Industrialist have been released on the Candlelight Records Bandcamp. The new album in many ways sounds like a successor to the classic remix EP Fear Is the Mindkiller from 1993. The relentless drumming is performed by a machine, and Rhys Fulber, the bands longtime collaborator is back. His keyboards, samples, and skills as a producer and programmer is present on just about every track. Industrial, mechanical or
"scientists perfecting some kind of ear-destroying technology while the rest of the scientific community calls them mad"
as Allmusic puts it. Combined with the trademark jackhammer riffing and wide-open choruses, and songs that sounds both pissed-off and vital, and the result is prime Fear Factory. Here is another review from Teeth of the Divine.

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