Fear Factory :
Fear Factory are one of those bands I've known about for ages but never really
gave a try. Most of the music you will hear from Fear Factory is revolved around the
fantastic drumming of Raymond Herrera. The production is the most commendable thing about
this album, and to a certain degree it sounds a bit overproduced.
Obsolete sounds a whole lot like the previous album Demanufacture
with a few minor differences. The vocals are a little more melodic in places such as "Decent"
and even borderline rap on "Edge Crusher." The drums in "Securiton"
are sure to take a house down (or two). "Hi-tech Hate" and "Freedom
of Fire" stray out of the melodic direction and cruise right back into
destructive territory as found on "Shock." "Resurrection"
and "Timelessness" are the final and more mature offerings, containing
everything from orchestrated sections to slower, more emotional vocals.
Nothing out of the norm here: If anything, Raymond Herrera's superb drumming is worth a
shot. Aside from having little identity from Demanufacture, Obsolete
can make a fun casual listen.
Freedom or Fire
4. Securitron (Police State 2000)
Reviewed by Sam