Fear Factory The Industrialist
3.5 Release Date: 2012
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4.5 superbJeremy Bentham | May 30th 12

Fear Factory have crafted one of the best albums in their discography and their most industrial album to date. Fulber was given so much room to flourish this time around, and the programmed drums thankfully don't take away from how brutal the album sounds. Oh, and the riffs are ridiculously heavy.

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3.0 goodJ.H. | June 1st 12

Maybe it is because I have been alive for a while and still recall anticipating the release of 7 of their albums but I found this to be absolutely nothing special. This album is just Fear Factory playing the same recycled material that they have been playing for years.

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4.5 superbrobbb123123 | May 31st 12

Yet another great album from FF, building upon all of the elements which made Mechanize so awesome! 'The Industrialist' and 'God Eater' are definitely some of the best songs they have ever written. Completely agree with ChrisWyatt though, they needed a better final track than the 9 minute ambient piece of crap that is 'Human Augmentation.' In my opinion they could have maybe added another track somewhere else in the album and used 'Religion is Flawed because Man is Flawed' as the closing track, as it makes for a very nice outro. The programmed drums are not an issue for me at all, but no doubt it will give the elitist metal idiots something to bitch about. If FF hadn't stated that the drums were programmed then most people would believe that it was Hoglan drumming on this album!

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2.5 averageMetalMan97 | January 23rd 13

What I hoped for The Industrialist to be was not to be on, it's just the same rip over and over again. The story is fine, reminds me of some Terminator prequel, but this soundtrack would bore me. This album offers up nothing new, it's just boring and nothing stands out. Mechanize was a hell of a comeback album, it's great, but this follow up is drab in comparison. The Bass is non existent and the drums are a little annoying, i know Gene Hoglan is "The Human Drum Machine" and his double bass kicks sound great on Mechanize. The Bass kicks on The Industrialist sound like they are hitting a slab of stone, it gets on my nerves. It has some catchy songs like Recharger and the title track, but other than that, the songs are just some Transgression songs that never made it. Not that it's a really bad album, just boring. And we all know that Burton C. Bell can't do clean vocals anymore, that's studio magic for you. I know it's Fear Factory's thing to do Harsh and Cleans but to be less deceiving to the fans, just focus on the harsh vocals. I was disappointing with the clean vocals when I saw them live, he's lost it. This album is the same all the way through, nothing interesting other than Recharger, and don't buy the bonus tracks Blush Response and Landfill, it's just noise.

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2.5 averageKing Henry VIII | June 23rd 12

The album is pretty boring all together, it's like they're playing the same thing over and over again. The vocals are pretty strong just like the drums, but it doesn't have any vocal differences at all, the same goes with the guitars as well. While the bass is blended in with the blast beats, the drums are the only thing that really sticks out on the album. Bottom line is that it's been overrated.

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3.5 greatTheNotrap | June 4th 12

I don't know their more recent works so I can't tell if "The Industrialist" is a step forward or plain and simple deja-vu. The album itself is very solid.

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4.0 excellentChrisWyatt | May 30th 12

Amazing album, just missing that closing track (Timelessness, A therapy for pain, Final exit) to obtain instant classic status. Beautifully brutal.

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3.5 greatJames Grant | May 30th 12

'The Industrialist' could just be described as a carbon copy of 'Mechanize' on the surface. rHowever, there is something about 'The Industrialist' that sets it apart from any other rother Fear Factory release. The classic chugs and the fast paced double drum beats are still rthere, but this Fear Factory release creates an atmosphere unlike any other LP they've ever rput out. Not only does this album feature some of the best material FF have ever put out, rbut the industrial influence they've utilized over the years is at its most refined and reffective on this LP. 'The Industrialist' is a definite contender for AOTY and has lived up rto the hype surrounding it in every way possible...and more.

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4.5 superbYUJOS | May 30th 12

The perfect soundtrack for the Mayan Prophecies!!!

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