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Fear Factory - Demanufacture

8.6 | 629 votes |
Release date: 13 June 1995
Style: Industrial metal


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01. Demanufacture
02. Self Bias Resistor
03. Zero Signal
04. Replica
05. New Breed
06. Dog Day Sunrise [Head Of David cover]
07. Body Hammer
08. Flashpoint
09. H-K (Hunter-Killer)
10. Pisschrist
11. A Therapy For Pain
12. Your Mistake [Agnostic Front cover] [bonus]
13. ¡Resistancia! [bonus]
14. New Breed [Revolutionary Designed remix] [bonus]
15. Replica [Electric Sheep remix] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1995: 15

Additional info
Double CD Digipack Edition including Remanufacture.

Staff review by
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Faceless In The Machine.

published 07.10.2020 | Comments (2)

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04.03.2012 - 22:09

This album is just epic, wonderful and powerful.
Don't cry for my English
22.09.2012 - 12:26
Rating: 9

This album has an ultra heavy sound about it, and it's certainly a landmark record of the industrial genre in my opinion. However, just because it is heavily influenced by Industrial sounds and Death Metal doesn't mean it's without its soul and emotion, and there is plenty of that here. The more melodic, atmospheric likes of 'A Therapy for Pain' and 'Pisschrist' complement the excellent and aggressive 'New Breed' and 'Replica'. It all seems very powerful stuff, that surely resonates with many a fan of any genre in metal.
22.09.2012 - 19:27
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11.11.2012 - 18:22
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Very beautiful album. It influenced my metal taste for sure. Unfortunately Fear Factory didnt manage to record an album that is nearly as good as "Demanufaacture"
19.09.2013 - 19:12

This is THE industrial metal album.
23.01.2015 - 19:01
Rating: 9
Stamp Tramp
Their only solid album, imo. There are some song highlights after, but more misses than hits.
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Listen to the Trench Talk podcast.
09.10.2016 - 16:11
Rating: 9

For those who have never heard this album and wonder why it's so highly rated: I feel as if this instrumental segment sums it up. It's super dark, cold, gritty, and undeniably industrial while pummeling you with some heavy as fuck grooves. It was wayyyy ahead of its time and Fear Factory is credited as one of the main bands to popularize melodic singing in heavier music. They invented this groove that nowadays sounds generic because so many other people copied it. Burton's vocals have not held up well but a lot of modern groove/thrash/industrial vocalists cite him as a massive influence.

Definitely their best album, but they are far from a one-album wonder. Obsolete, Mechanize, and Genexus aren't far away in terms of quality. They lost the cold industrial edge in recent times but are still a super solid groove metal band.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
03.12.2019 - 01:35
Rating: 10

Last song (A Therapy For Pain) is one of the greatest album enders I've ever heard
03.12.2019 - 01:41
Troy Killjoy
That actually made me gather my thoughts on this which made me realize how much I prefer the first half of this album. Would be an easy 8 if not a 9 if the back half had nearly the same level of quality.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
03.12.2019 - 12:50
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.12.2019 at 01:41

That actually made me gather my thoughts on this which made me realize how much I prefer the first half of this album. Would be an easy 8 if not a 9 if the back half had nearly the same level of quality.

Spot on. This should've been an EP. It would be muuuch better.
03.12.2019 - 12:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
The first half (5/6 tracks) are vastly superior to the rest of the album. Like Daniell said this should've been an EP.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

17.03.2020 - 22:15
Rating: 9
Metal Rabotnik

This is how industrial metal should be done, without rapping or some stupid techno influences. Just badass metal with some nice groovy riffs, tight as hell drumming and melodic singing. I don't know why, but I only found this album some years ago. Better late than never, I quess.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
27.06.2021 - 11:56
Rating: 8

Very influential industrial groove metal.
21.01.2022 - 00:32
Rating: 9
VileVick Bryant

Remember How much I would play Zero Signal Napalm Death's twist the Knife and others on the MK movie soundtrack I had.

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