LA industrial metal stalwarts Fear Factory are back with their awaited ninth studio album, 'Genexus!'
With 'Genexus,' Fear Factory forges a new hyper-alloy of sound, extreme and idea. "We wanted to create a new hybrid," states guitarist and founding songwriter Dino Cazares. "Something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future. It's the next evolution of Fear Factory."
'Genexus' is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis. Co-produced by the band with long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber and mixed by Andy Sneap (Testament, Killswitch Engage, Trivium), it's Fear Factory bringing every weapon in its sonic arsenal to bear.
From the concrete-breaking staccato riffs that open the record with "Autonomous Combat System" to the soaring melodies of "Dielectric," to the albums elegiacal closer, "Expiration Date," 'Genexus' is an unforgiving and unforgettable statement from a band that has long pushed the boundaries of extreme music.
'Genexus' also signals the retooling of Fear Factory's relationship with A&R legend and Nuclear Blast Entertainment head, Monte Conner, who signed the band to Roadrunner Records for such landmark recordings as 1995's 'Demanufacture' and 1998's 'Obsolete,' the latter of which went on to sell half a million copies in North America and become Fear Factory's first gold record.
"I am excited to be reunited with this legendary band and am proud to say that 'Genexus' ranks right up with their very finest works," says Conner, who initially signed Fear Factory from LA's early 90's backyard metal sect based on a tip from then-Sepultura (and now Soulfly) frontman, Max Cavalera. "There is no other band that sounds like Fear Factory. The second any of their songs start; you instantly know it is them. The fact that a band who are 25 years into their career can still make music this vital is a true testament to their longevity and undeniable skill."
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- 1. Autonomous Combat System
- 2. Anodized
- 3. Dielectric
- 4. Soul Hacker
- 5. Protomech
- 6. Genexus
- 7. Church Of Execution
- 8. Regenerate
- 9. Battle For Utopia
- 10. Expiration Date