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Release date: 5 June 2012
Style: Industrial metal

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01. The Industrialist
02. Recharger
03. New Messiah
04. God Eater
05. Depraved Mind Murder
06. Virus Of Faith
07. Difference Engine
08. Dissemble
09. Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) [deluxe digibook bonus]
12. Landfill [deluxe digibook bonus]

Lyrics (12)


Line-up
Burton C. Bell - vocals
Dino Cazares - guitars, bass

Session musicians
John Sankey - drum programming


Additional info
The CD was mixed by Greg Reely and also features additional tracking by Logan Mader and artwork by Anthony Clarkson.

Drums were programmed for this album by the band with the help of John Sankey (Devolved).

Digibook edition contains 2 bonus tracks:

11. Blush Response (Difference Engine Remix) (04:38)
12. Landfill (Pitchshifter cover) (03:44)

Japanese edition contains 2 bonus tracks:

11. Blush Response (Difference Engine Remix) (04:38)
12. Timelessness 2

Found in 16 lists
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MechanisT Mechка's Everevolving List Of '12 Selections  | #255
Void Eater 2012-De Vermis Mysterlist  | #58
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of 2012  | #42
Xylem12345 2012 So Far  | #43
psykometal My 2012 Likes  | #19
Akemrir 2012 - Watch For It And Take It  | #4
1Yossarian1 2012 - My List  | #21
Moose Favorite Albums Of 2012  | #29
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psykometal - 24.06.2012 at 07:29  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.06.2012 at 05:47

Meh. Sounds like Mechanize-lite. Recycled riffs abound, and Burton seems to be losing his power...

I've listened to this more now and I don't think it's so much that he is losing his power but it sounds to me like his vocals are actually kind of buried under the music in the mix which would definitely make him sound weaker.

And the riffs do sound kind of recycled but haven't almost all their riffs sounded kind of recycled since Demanufacture? And honestly to me Mechanize did have some of that Demanufacture aggression but I think that album sounds like Divine Heresy-lite since it was basically recorded right after Dino recorded and released Bringer Of Plagues. To me this album has sounds more like Fear Factory than Mechanize did because the industrial elements are a bit more prevalent on this album and give it a little more personality than Mechanize had...
Troy Killjoy - 24.06.2012 at 07:35  
Rating: 6 Admittedly I've only ever listened to Fear Factory passively since Archetype, so my comparisons and references aren't exactly the most accurate, whereas someone who obviously puts more effort into dissecting their music will be able to pick specific pieces of their puzzle apart. I remember enjoying Mechanize for its overall injection of aggression into their discog after seemingly focusing on writing some kind of atmospheric or somber style industrial metal but I absolutely hated life when I wasted time listening to Divine Heresy. While this may sound more like Fear Factory than Mechanize I still don't like the album. I've come to realize it's not just Burton that sounds weak, but the entire package. I'd probably like this a lot more if I were 14 and just getting into metal again.
psykometal - 24.06.2012 at 07:48  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.06.2012 at 07:35

Admittedly I've only ever listened to Fear Factory passively since Archetype, so my comparisons and references aren't exactly the most accurate, whereas someone who obviously puts more effort into dissecting their music will be able to pick specific pieces of their puzzle apart. I remember enjoying Mechanize for its overall injection of aggression into their discog after seemingly focusing on writing some kind of atmospheric or somber style industrial metal but I absolutely hated life when I wasted time listening to Divine Heresy. While this may sound more like Fear Factory than Mechanize I still don't like the album. I've come to realize it's not just Burton that sounds weak, but the entire package. I'd probably like this a lot more if I were 14 and just getting into metal again.

Well honestly I didn't listen to Fear Factory much after Obsolete, didn't like what I heard on Archetype or Transgression (never really checked out Digimortal come to think of it so I can't comment on that album at all). I actually enjoyed Divine Heresy (mostly because of Tim Yeung) but then I'm not as kvlt and br00tal as thou art. I defintely enjoyed the aggression they had on Mechanize but it was, in all reality, basically Bringer Of Plagues II + Demanufacture II and since we've already stated that almost all their riffs sound a bit recycled anyway I'd just rather listen to Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture and/or Obsolete if I really need a Fear Factory fix. The Industrialist isn't a bad album, it is a little weak but still better than Archetype and Transgression and I do enjoy the "re-introduction" of more industrial elements into the music. For me, it could potentially come to be one of their albums that I listen to with some form of frequency like the first 3 albums but only time will tell, I'm still getting more acquainted with it...
s_t_s - 24.06.2012 at 17:39  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 24.06.2012 at 07:48

Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.06.2012 at 07:35

Admittedly I've only ever listened to Fear Factory passively since Archetype, so my comparisons and references aren't exactly the most accurate, whereas someone who obviously puts more effort into dissecting their music will be able to pick specific pieces of their puzzle apart. I remember enjoying Mechanize for its overall injection of aggression into their discog after seemingly focusing on writing some kind of atmospheric or somber style industrial metal but I absolutely hated life when I wasted time listening to Divine Heresy. While this may sound more like Fear Factory than Mechanize I still don't like the album. I've come to realize it's not just Burton that sounds weak, but the entire package. I'd probably like this a lot more if I were 14 and just getting into metal again.

Well honestly I didn't listen to Fear Factory much after Obsolete, didn't like what I heard on Archetype or Transgression (never really checked out Digimortal come to think of it so I can't comment on that album at all). I actually enjoyed Divine Heresy (mostly because of Tim Yeung) but then I'm not as kvlt and br00tal as thou art. I defintely enjoyed the aggression they had on Mechanize but it was, in all reality, basically Bringer Of Plagues II + Demanufacture II and since we've already stated that almost all their riffs sound a bit recycled anyway I'd just rather listen to Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture and/or Obsolete if I really need a Fear Factory fix. The Industrialist isn't a bad album, it is a little weak but still better than Archetype and Transgression and I do enjoy the "re-introduction" of more industrial elements into the music. For me, it could potentially come to be one of their albums that I listen to with some form of frequency like the first 3 albums but only time will tell, I'm still getting more acquainted with it...


Really don't agree with you saying that the whole package sounds weak ! I've been following Fear Factory ever since Demanufacture and I like the way they have chosen, tho it's always a bit sad to see founding members leave one after another... the only album that really disappointed me was Transgression (not to forget that unbearable U2 cover !). I've been so happy to meet with the goold old FF sound with Mechanize ! Now to me this album sounds great because it's what FF is about : man vs the machine (funny they actually used electronic beats instead of a real drummer, hehe).

Oh and by the way, I'm not 14, thank you
psykometal - 24.06.2012 at 17:56  
 
Written by s_t_s on 24.06.2012 at 17:39

Really don't agree with you saying that the whole package sounds weak !

That's fine, it's just a difference of opinion really. I appreciate their progression but it's just not my preference entirely as far as what Fear Factory have put out, but this album could be a grower so we'll see...
s_t_s - 04.07.2012 at 15:14  
Rating: 9 Oh and if anyone cares, here's a link to Timelessness 2 but it's only an acoustic version of Timelessness and while not bad at all, it has nothing to do in this album, so I really don't miss bonus tracks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueS8hsTSabo
Vikcen - 07.07.2012 at 23:20  
Rating: 7 Great deception for me, the true i didn't expect it. Uninspired, terribly flat, without emotion, soulless. Fear Factory falls with this album.

Kamil - 17.08.2012 at 21:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Vikcen on 07.07.2012 at 23:20

Uninspired, terribly flat, without emotion, soulless. Fear Factory falls with this album.



So your rating of this album should be much lower, than 7

I am surprised, that "The Industrialist" is so underrated. Guys, this is their best stuff since "Demanufacture". During next few years many of you will agree with me.
Vikcen - 24.08.2012 at 03:25  
Rating: 7
Written by Kamil on 17.08.2012 at 21:02

Written by Vikcen on 07.07.2012 at 23:20

Uninspired, terribly flat, without emotion, soulless. Fear Factory falls with this album.



So your rating of this album should be much lower, than 7

I am surprised, that "The Industrialist" is so underrated. Guys, this is their best stuff since "Demanufacture". During next few years many of you will agree with me.



Well, in my case still i'm fan of Fear Factory, and i like its kind of music, if not the rating would be lower sure, well, i try to be objective (it is not easy), and majorly comparing with the other albums of their discography, this is flat. By the way, i only put ratings on the albums that i buy, and logically, most of the times I try to buy records that I like, so the notes are usually not too bad.

And with this rating, this album is positioned as the worst for me, within the discography of Fear Factory that i own in my colection.
s_t_s - 12.09.2012 at 15:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Vikcen on 24.08.2012 at 03:25

Written by Kamil on 17.08.2012 at 21:02

Written by Vikcen on 07.07.2012 at 23:20

Uninspired, terribly flat, without emotion, soulless. Fear Factory falls with this album.



So your rating of this album should be much lower, than 7

I am surprised, that "The Industrialist" is so underrated. Guys, this is their best stuff since "Demanufacture". During next few years many of you will agree with me.



Well, in my case still i'm fan of Fear Factory, and i like its kind of music, if not the rating would be lower sure, well, i try to be objective (it is not easy), and majorly comparing with the other albums of their discography, this is flat. By the way, i only put ratings on the albums that i buy, and logically, most of the times I try to buy records that I like, so the notes are usually not too bad.

And with this rating, this album is positioned as the worst for me, within the discography of Fear Factory that i own in my colection.


Well, I guess it's all a matter of indivuals then because this album proudly enters my top 3 of FF best albums with Demanufacture and Mechanize. Once I start listening to "The Industrialist" I have to run it till the (too early) end. It comes as a complex one block album streaming with a lot of power and emotions, really don't see why you should think differently byt hey your choice
musicalkaratekid - 22.09.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 8 It may be overshadowed by 'Mechanize', but this album also has some unique highlights too. The melancholic instrumental 'religon is flawed because Man is flawed' is a nice yet tense break from all the heaviness and industrial aggression, whereas the first few songs of the album offer some excellent and brutal death metal charged riffs. Yes, I prefer 'Mechanize', but this one is so good I could listen to it again and again and not really dislike it at all.

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