Fear Factory remains my number one band (Meshuggah comes at a close second) so I was very excited about this release. Unfortunately, it made me very disappointed. Why? The high-pitched screams and Linkin Parkish melodics of the singer, riffs are boring and uninspired, all songs sound the same, and the recording quality could also be improved. Having being released in the same month as Divine Heresy’s Bringer of Plagues it makes almost impossible for one not to compare them. Although I still prefer DH’s debut, the new album is much superior to Arkaea’s debut – Dino was definitively the creative force behind FF.