The Industrialist
FEAR FACTORY

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist cover
3.30 | 5 ratings | 2 reviews
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2012

Filed under Death Metal

Tracklist

1. The Industrialist (6:07)
2. Recharger (4:09)
3. New Messiah (4:30)
4. God Eater (5:57)
5. Depraved Mind Murder (4:43)
6. Virus of Faith (4:34)
7. Difference Engine (3:37)
8. Dissemble (4:12)
9. Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed (1:52) (instrumental)
10. Human Augmentation (9:04)

Total Time 48:45

Line-up/Musicians

- Burton C. Bell / Vocals
- Dino Cazares / Guitars
- Matt DeVries / Bass

About this release

Label: Candlelight Records
Release Date: June 5, 2012

Produced by Rhys Fulber.
Mixed by Greg Reely with additional tracking by Logan Mader.

Available on three formats — standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.

The drums on the album are programmed.

Thanks to Stooge for the addition and UMUR for the updates

FEAR FACTORY MP3, Free Download/Stream

No FEAR FACTORY MP3s available for streaming.

Buy FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Fear Factory The Industrialist Vinyl New (2 Discs) Fear Factory The Industrialist Vinyl New (2 Discs) USD $35.72 Buy It Now 5 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST - NEW CD FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST - NEW CD USD $11.93 Buy It Now 6 days
Fear Factory The Industrialist Special Edition CD 2012 Bonus Tracks Digibook NEW Fear Factory The Industrialist Special Edition CD 2012 Bonus Tracks Digibook NEW USD $17.95 Buy It Now 6 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST [DELUXE EDITION] - NEW CD FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST [DELUXE EDITION] - NEW CD USD $12.47 Buy It Now 7 days
Fear Factory The Industrialist Special Edition CD 2012 Bonus Tracks Digibook Fear Factory The Industrialist Special Edition CD 2012 Bonus Tracks Digibook USD $15.95 Buy It Now 7 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST - AFMCD390 FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST - AFMCD390 USD $22.19 Buy It Now 8 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST (LIMITED DIGIPACK) - AFMCDD390 FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST (LIMITED DIGIPACK) - AFMCDD390 USD $24.90 Buy It Now 8 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist (Limited Digipack) (NEW CD) Fear Factory - The Industrialist (Limited Digipack) (NEW CD) USD $30.96 Buy It Now 9 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist (NEW CD) Fear Factory - The Industrialist (NEW CD) USD $26.72 Buy It Now 9 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD USD $23.74 Buy It Now 10 days
FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - LARGE ONLY FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - LARGE ONLY USD $28.23 Buy It Now 10 days
FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - SMALL ONLY FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - SMALL ONLY USD $28.23 Buy It Now 10 days
The Industrialist, Fear Factory, Good Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition The Industrialist, Fear Factory, Good Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition USD $11.02 Buy It Now 11 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist CD 2012 jewel case industrial Candlelight USA Fear Factory - The Industrialist CD 2012 jewel case industrial Candlelight USA USD $13.95 Buy It Now 11 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist CD 2012 limited digibook Candlelight USA press Fear Factory - The Industrialist CD 2012 limited digibook Candlelight USA press USD $18.95 Buy It Now 12 days
FEAR FACTORY-INDUSTRIALIST, THE CD NEW FEAR FACTORY-INDUSTRIALIST, THE CD NEW USD $16.38 Buy It Now 12 days
FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST LP - GERMAN AFM 10 TRACK BRAND NEW/SEALED VINYL FEAR FACTORY - THE INDUSTRIALIST LP - GERMAN AFM 10 TRACK BRAND NEW/SEALED VINYL USD $29.69 Buy It Now 13 days
Fear Factory, The Industrialist Audio CD Fear Factory, The Industrialist Audio CD USD $13.99 Buy It Now 13 days
The Industrialist, Fear Factory, New The Industrialist, Fear Factory, New USD $15.20 Buy It Now 15 days
Fear Factory The Industrialist CD Fear Factory The Industrialist CD USD $6.87 Buy It Now 18 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist Vinyl LP Used Fear Factory - The Industrialist Vinyl LP Used USD $33.86 Buy It Now 20 days
FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist   CD  Ltd. Digipak with 2 bonus tracks FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist CD Ltd. Digipak with 2 bonus tracks USD $17.99 Buy It Now 20 days
FEAR FACTORY THE INDUSTRIALIST RARE UKR ORIGINAL CD BRAND NEW GROOVE THRASH!! FEAR FACTORY THE INDUSTRIALIST RARE UKR ORIGINAL CD BRAND NEW GROOVE THRASH!! USD $19.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist NEW CD Fear Factory - The Industrialist NEW CD USD $22.75 Buy It Now 21 days
Fear Factory - The Industrialist (limited Digipack) NEW CD Digi Fear Factory - The Industrialist (limited Digipack) NEW CD Digi USD $25.95 Buy It Now 21 days
FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - MEDIUM ONLY FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist:T-shirt NEW - MEDIUM ONLY USD $28.23 Buy It Now 22 days
Fear Factory The Industrialist 2XLP sealed Mint 180 gram ltd edition 2012 Fear Factory The Industrialist 2XLP sealed Mint 180 gram ltd edition 2012 USD $25.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Fear Factory: The Industrialist CD 2012 Candlelight Records CDL0521CD NEW Fear Factory: The Industrialist CD 2012 Candlelight Records CDL0521CD NEW USD $12.95 Buy It Now 26 days
FEAR FACTORY Remanufacture CASSETTE TAPE The Industrialist demanufacture FEAR FACTORY Remanufacture CASSETTE TAPE The Industrialist demanufacture USD $9.99 Buy It Now 26 days
FEAR FACTORY : THE INDUSTRIALIST Special Edition DIGIBOOK CD w/ Bonus Tracks NEW FEAR FACTORY : THE INDUSTRIALIST Special Edition DIGIBOOK CD w/ Bonus Tracks NEW USD $18.00 Buy It Now 29 days
Showing all 31 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
The IndustrialistThe Industrialist
Limited Edition · Deluxe Edition
Candlelight / Lumberjack 2012
Audio CD$8.66
$8.03 (used)
IndustrialistIndustrialist
Import
Imports 2012
Audio CD$28.51
$20.00 (used)
Industrialist: Aussie Deluxe EditionIndustrialist: Aussie Deluxe Edition
Import
Imports 2012
Audio CD$28.53
$58.74 (used)
Showing 3 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & FEAR FACTORY music

FEAR FACTORY THE INDUSTRIALIST reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

UMUR
"The Industrialist" is the 9th full-length studio album by US death/industrial metal act Fear Factory. The album was released through Candlelight Records in June 2012. The band returned to the scene after a 5 year recording break with the critically acclaimed "Mechanize (2010)". An album that also saw the return of founding member/guitarist Dino Cazares but also the inclusion of bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad) and drummer Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad...etc.). A strong lineup that recorded a strong album. However on "The Industrialist" the two latter mentioned are already out of the band again and former Chimaira guitarist Matt DeVries has taken over the bass duties. A bit more controversial maybe, the drums on the album are programmed.

If you are familiar with the industrial tinged death/extreme metal style of Fear Factory, "The Industrialist" is not an album that holds many surprises. Compared to it´s predecessor the intensity level is slightly lower and the music is a bit more groove based too. The fact that the drums are programmed is not a major deal really (although I would have prefered a "real" drummer). It gives the album a slightly more metallic/industrial sound, but that´s not really unusual for Fear Factory. All the trademark Fear Factory traits are present on "The Industrialist". Burton C. Bell´s raw semi-growling vocals and his clean vocals too, the heavy precision riffing and rythms and a sci-fi lyrical theme. This time around it´s a concept story.

The album is well produced, the musicianship is solid and the songwriting decent. While there aren´t many highlights on "The Industrialist", there are a couple of standout tracks on the album like "Recharger", "New Messiah" and the closing 9:04 minutes long ambient "Human Augmentation". While the first two mentioned stand out because they are hook laden and memorable the latter stand out because it´s tedious and quite frankly redundant. Had it lasted 2 minutes intstead of 9 it could probably have worked well as an atmospheric outro to the album, but as it is now I´m half asleep before it ends. Despite the album being a bit of a "flat" experience in terms of highlights and my issue with the length of "Human Augmentation", "The Industrialist" still comes off as a quality product with a distinct sound. It might be Fear Factory "by the numbers", but even Fear Factory "by the numbers" is better than most of the competition and I´d say a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) is warranted. I do hope they´ll be helped by a more creative muse the next time around though.
Kingcrimsonprog
The Industrialist is Fear Factory’s eighth proper canonical studio album, it is their second album since Dino rejoined the band and their second full-out concept album. It was recorded after a line-up change which saw Gene and Byron from Strapping Young Lad leave the band, to be replaced by Matt DeVries from Chimaira and a drum machine.

Lyrically, the album tells a story something along the lines of: an artificial intelligence is created that learns how to think, how to self-preserve and becomes a messianic figure teaching other robots that humanity is flawed, and then tries to stop the humans from disassembling the robots. Upon first listen the story isn’t as all pervasive as you may expect however, and it could take a decent amount of spins to get to grips with it.

Musically, you should know what to expect if you have heard a lot of Fear Factory material before, especially if you have heard Obsolete and Mechanize.

Sometimes Fear Factory get accused of making the same album all the time, but I think this is rather unfair. They do certainly have a signature sound; every album has Burton mixing low barking vocals with treated melodic singing, every album has a lot of syncopated mechanical sounding double-kick patterns along with similarly rhythmic riffs and most of their albums end with a cleaner, spacier track. Within that signature sound however, they have covered a lot of ground over the years.

Their first album had an more Death Metal and Grindcore influenced style, then they released the classic Demanufacture in 1995 which most people use as the basis for what they think Fear Factory sound like. The concept album Obsolete which followed took that sound in a few different directions and Digimortal simplified it. Then their primary guitarist Dino left and the band released the underrated and varied Archetype in 2004 and followed that up with the much more commercial Transgression, which was poorly received.

The album that The Industrialist most sounds however like is the album which it follows up, 2010’s Mechanize. Mechanize was an album which largely sought to replicate the sound from Demanufacture and saw Dino rejoin the band at the expense of long time members Chirstian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera. Of any two Fear Factory albums in a row, the gap in quality and direction between The Industrialist and Mechanize is the smallest in the band’s career.

Many fans celebrated Mechanize as a return to form, however I have never personally been able to get all that behind it, despite listening to it a lot and giving it a really fair chance to win me over. The biggest thing I had always liked about Fear Factory was Raymond Herrera, and although Gene Hoglan (and now a drum machine) can replicate the general style that Ray played in, they both had a different feel to Ray.

I also feel that although stylistically Mechanize was right on the money, its actual songs were a little too samey and formulaic (a risk you have to take when trying to play your signature sound. It could always pay off as a consistent effort, or backfire as an overly samey effort) and ultimately just felt a little bit hollow to me. Few songs on it made a lasting impression in the same way as the older material was able to. There was nothing discernibly wrong with it but it still didn’t feel like a great record.

The Industrialist falls into this exact situation. Everything about it sounds right, but it doesn’t have any “better than the sum of its parts” magic. The Industrialist is another Fear Factory album, its some more of the same traditionally Fear Factory sounding songs to add to your collection and a few new songs to hear live or on compilations. It is all really well made, well produced and hard to criticize. Burton still sings well on record and the lyrics are actually pretty interesting as well, but despite having everything going for it, I just don’t personally love it. I only think it is OK. I don’t wish it hadn’t been made, but nor would I list it as my new favourtie album.

If you also felt the way that I did about Mechanize, then I would say that The Industrialist is going to make you feel the same way again. It doesn’t raise the bar significantly enough in the songwriting department to make everything memorable and distinct. The tracks are fairly interchangeable excluding the opener and the final two spacey tracks, and it is difficult to choose either highlights or low-points because it is all similar. It is all of the same style, same great quality and same lack of magic. I can absolutely understand how and why people would like it, but I just don’t personally get a buzz off it like I did from some of their other works.

If you personally think Mechanize was brilliant however, then The Industrialist will surely work just as well for you and I recommend that you check it out. Everything that was good about Mechanize is represented here too in fine form, and if you don’t have a mental block on the ‘added magic’ factor then this album is absolutely something you can enjoy.

If you haven’t heard a lot of Fear Factory at all before, it’ll probably stand up really well, as it won’t have to compare to existing Fear Factory material and so can just be enjoyed purely “as is.”

In summary, my recommendation would be that before buying, you should asses how you feel or don’t feel about existing Fear Factory work and then set your expectations accordingly. At the very least you will get some more OK versions of what you like and at the best you may discover your new favourite band.

Members reviews

No FEAR FACTORY THE INDUSTRIALIST reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

The Industrialist Contents

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Crimson Death Metal
EDGE OF SANITY
Buy this album from our partners
Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

To Your Stations 07 25 Progressive Metal
DYING BLYND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Act Of Violence Thrash Metal
AOV
Buy this album from MMA partners
With the Lost Souls on Our Side Death Metal
ILLDISPOSED
Buy this album from MMA partners
1000hp Alternative Metal
GODSMACK
Buy this album from MMA partners
Ion Vein Power Metal
ION VEIN
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

Megalomaniac - Incubus
INCUBUS (CALIFORNIA)
Unitron· 7 days ago
Pagan Rites - Baphometal
PAGAN RITES
Bosh66· 7 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online