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Soul of a New Machine

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  • If you want to know how it all began with Fear Factory’s industrial metal angst, this is a good place to start. The production is raw and the songs are closer to death metal than later Fear Factory releases, but it’s all here – the bone crushing guitars, the clockwork drumming, the beastly then angelic vocals. Right from the get-go the Factory melds man and machine to make a new wrinkle on your daddy’s metal core.

    Random samples from Full Metal Jacket and local media clips sprinkle and add flavor to these straight ahead sonic attacks. I’m still taking this record all in thanks to the thoughful inclusion of ‘Fear is the Mindkiller.’ This was a remix record before industrial remix wars became popular in the mid 90s. You get a lot of cool music for your buck with this record, and if you ever wondered where Fear Factory got their start or ideas from, it will all make more sense after you pick this record up.

    Posted on February 11, 2010