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|4.5 superb||Jeremy 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 good||J.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 superb||robbb123123 | 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 average||MetalMan97 | 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.
|2.5 average||King 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.
|3.5 great||TheNotrap | 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.
|4.0 excellent||ChrisWyatt | May 30th 12|
Amazing album, just missing that closing track (Timelessness, A therapy for pain, Final exit) to obtain instant classic status. Beautifully brutal.
|3.5 great||James 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.
|4.5 superb||YUJOS | May 30th 12|
The perfect soundtrack for the Mayan Prophecies!!!
|4.0 excellent||Alex Beebe CONTRIBUTOR | November 10th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Sulphur | September 26th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Shorkan | August 13th 13|
|3.5 great||Gnome7 | August 10th 13|
|3.5 great||Arkaik | July 14th 13|
|3.5 great||E0N | May 1st 13|
|4.0 excellent||cdog215 | April 6th 13|
|3.5 great||Kadaver | February 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ryuujin | February 20th 13|
|4.5 superb||32left | February 13th 13|
|3.0 good||JS19 | February 12th 13|
|2.0 poor||Mateus | January 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Spesh | January 27th 13|
|2.0 poor||crio | January 1st 13|
|4.0 excellent||armenia | December 8th 12|
|3.0 good||Nate | November 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Tuth | October 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Joshua81 | September 28th 12|
|3.5 great||Coast | August 27th 12|
|3.0 good||khole | July 27th 12|
|4.0 excellent||boff | July 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||zhaotai | July 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||DWiz | July 18th 12|
|3.0 good||TYREN | July 15th 12|
|4.0 excellent||WSH | July 3rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||GhostK | June 20th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Lloyd | June 19th 12|
|3.5 great||Jok | June 13th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Awake88 | June 12th 12|
|4.5 superb||Yusuf | June 9th 12|
|3.5 great||KILL | June 6th 12|
|3.5 great||Voivod STAFF | June 5th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Ant0 | June 4th 12|
|3.5 great||MO | June 3rd 12|
|3.5 great||Dan | June 2nd 12|
|3.5 great||Deviant STAFF | June 2nd 12|
|4.5 superb||vyralx | June 1st 12|
|2.0 poor||bloc | May 30th 12|
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