Like a machine gun, shooting boxing gloves all over your head.. An endless stream of hard and extremely controlled riffs, hits you all over, and there is nothing you can or will do about it… This is the sound of Fear Factory… 😎
I have been into these guys since i heard the album “Demanufacture”, back around 1995-96, when it came out, and it blew my mind.. The intensity of the sound, and the controlled execution of the the drums, guitar, and bass, is super cool…
The first time I saw them live, was warming up for Ozzy, in Copenhagen, and if you ask me, they were way too heavy for the Ozzy fans.. For me, this is more Thrash Metal than Heavy Metal, because of the speed, the sound effects, the vocals and the sound, and if I haven’t made it clear, this is very cool, perfected and very much metal..🤘🏻😈👍🏻
But let’s get some info from the web:
Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. Throughout the band’s career, they have released nine full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Fear Factory went on hold in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but resumed activity a year later without founding member Dino Cazares, adding bassist Byron Stroud, and previous bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist.
In April 2009, a new lineup was announced. Cazares returned as lead and rhythm guitarist, and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud reprised their respective roles, and this lineup recorded the band’s seventh studio album titled Mechanize (2010). Former members Wolbers and Raymond Herrera—both of whom were playing in Arkaea—disputed the legitimacy of the new lineup, and a legal battle from both parties had begun. Despite this, Fear Factory has since released two more albums: The Industrialist (2012) and Genexus (2015).
Over the years, Fear Factory has seen changes in its members, with lead vocalist Burton C. Bell being the only consistent member since 1989. The band has performed at three Ozzfests and the inaugural Gigantour. Their singles have charted on the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums on the Billboard Top 40, 100, and 200, and they have sold more than a million albums in the U.S. alone.
Last words : The latest “Genexus” follows the path they have been on since the start. Still a fantastic sound, great riffs, and that machine gun style, that i love.. Very up to date, with great melodies and hard as hell.. To describe them further, I would try to mix an up tempo Judas Priest, with Pantera… Give these guys a try, if you not already have, you won’t regret it.. 🤟😎
All for now… Have a great one..