FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist

The Industrialist FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Candlelight Records
USERS RATING: 21 votes

Top 2012: #15
Fear Factory more
Burton C. Bell - voce
Dino Cazares - chitara, bas
John Sankey - tobe

01. The Industrialist02. Recharger03. New Messiah04. God Eater05. Depraved Mind Murder06. Virus of Faith07. Difference Engine08. Dissemble09. Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed10. Human Augmentation

Now at their eighth studio release, Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares’ band appears to remain at a particularly elevated level in 2012. Even though Gene Hoglan has left the outfit, the two leaders have been quick to find a replacement in John Sankey, making The Industrialist one of the best albums of the year. There’s no point in discussing the production, because it is self-evident that it’s top notch, as Fear Factory have accustomed us from their very first release.


If I were to find a flaw in The Industrialist, that would be the bass, rarely making its presence felt, and this despite the fact that it was Dino Cazares who handled recording this instrument. Even so, the album is spectacular, with the guitar riffs from the same Dino being so dangerous that we totally forget about the quasi-non-existent bass. Burton C. Bell also keeps up by alternating rougher vocals with more melodic ones, and the result is extremely pleasant to our ears. While John Sankey is not particularly well-known as a drummer, on this record he manages to make us forget Raymond Herrera and Gene Hoglan, proving a great deal of maturity.


My favourite song is by far New Messiah, but I also like God Eater, Depraved Mind Murder or Disassemble. On the flipside, there’s Human Augmentation, a nine-minute epic with not much to say, just some undistinguishable noise in the background and some robotic voice. If this were an ambient music, this might have been the centre piece, no argument about that. But this is Fear Factory, one of the best groove-industrial metal bands in the world … if not THE best!

Fantotzii more Nota: 9

Posted at 22:41 |  12 Aprilie 2012  | 1 Comments  | 4731 Views

Comment on: The Industrialist

  • Intr-adevar un album exelent. Nu ineleg de ce nu au scos si un videoclip la una din piesele de pe disc
    dar asta conteaza mai putin.

    1. Posted by pauldemon | 17 Septembrie 2012 17:09

Also Reviewed


Band: Dordeduh
Date: 29.05.2021
Record company: Prophecy Productions
 - Har
01. Timpul întâilor02. În vielistea uitarii03. Descânt04. Calea magilor05. Vraci de nord06. Desferecat07. De neam vergur08. Vaznesit


Band: Sur Austru
Date: 12.02.2021
Record company: Avantgarde Music
 - Obarsie
1. Cel din urma2. Taina3. Codru Moma4. Cant adanc5. Caloianul6. Ucenicii din Hartop I7. Ucenicii din Hartop II


Band: White Walls
Date: 23.10.2020
Record company:
 - Grandeur
01. False Beliefs02. Eye for an I03. Home Is on the Other Side04. Holy Worse05. Velvet06. Speaking in Tongues07. Starfish Crown08. Locked-in Syndrome09. Month’s End10. The Descent11. Marche Funèbre


Band: The Mono Jacks
Date: 26.01.2020
Record company:
 - Gloria
01. Nemuritori02. Ce se întâmpla03. Gloria04. Om05. Umeri aurii06. Caleidoscop07. Spuneai08. Caffè sospeso09. Noua vieti10. Ce ramâne11. Zbor

The God-Shaped Void

Band: Psychotic Waltz
Date: 14.02.2020
Record company: InsideOut
 - The God-Shaped Void
01. Devils and Angels02. Stranded03. Back to Black04. All the Bad Men05. The Fallen06. While the Spiders Spin07. Pull the String08. Demystified09. Season of the Swarm10. Sisters of the Dawn11. In the Silence


Band: Infected Rain
Date: 18.10.2019
Record company: Napalm Records
 - Endorphin
01. The Earth Mantra02. Black Gold03. Symphony of Trust04. Pendulum05. Passerby06. Lure07. Victims08. Walking Dead09. Taphephobia10. Storm