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Obsolete [Collector's Edition Bonus Tracks]
     

Obsolete [Collector's Edition Bonus Tracks]

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by Fear Factory
 

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Obsolete is the third full-length release by electro-metallists Fear Factory. Admirably, Fear Factory have stayed true to their sound over the years, paying no mind to current musical trends -- they're content with their original Ministry-meets-Slayer sound. On Obsolete (produced by ex-

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Obsolete is the third full-length release by electro-metallists Fear Factory. Admirably, Fear Factory have stayed true to their sound over the years, paying no mind to current musical trends -- they're content with their original Ministry-meets-Slayer sound. On Obsolete (produced by ex-Front Line Assembly member Rhys Fulber), the quartet offers more of the same sound, with a bit of experimentation thrown in for good measure, such as the use of violins, cellos, and violas on a few of the tracks. "Shock" kicks things off with the classic Fear Factory sound: mechanistic heavy metal with vocals that morph from growls to hymn-like chants. Also of note is the title track, which features a robotic spoken word dialogue from industrial godfather Gary Numan and contains slightly off-time drums that help to heighten the already existing musical tension. The album's biggest surprise, however, is "Resurrection," which is perhaps the most tuneful song Fear Factory have ever done, without compromising their heavy sound. [Obsolete

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861865320
catalogNumber:
618653

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fear Factory   Primary Artist
Gary Numan   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word
Burton C. Bell   Vocals
Dino Cazares   Guitar
Rhys Fulber   Keyboards
Raymond Herrera   Drums
Christian Olde Wolbers   Bass
Pepé Lamoco   Strings,Chamber Ensemble
Coco Collingwood   Chamber Ensemble
Walter Creery   Chamber Ensemble
Falstaff Fallen   Chamber Ensemble
Feroce   Chamber Ensemble
Susie Hodge   Chamber Ensemble
Cleo Ledingham   Chamber Ensemble
Monty Washington   Chamber Ensemble
Chelsea Devon   Chamber Ensemble

Technical Credits

Fear Factory   Producer
Burton C. Bell   Composer
Dino Cazares   Composer,String Arrangements
Mark Ferris   String Arrangements
Rhys Fulber   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Greg Reely   Producer,Engineer
Colin Richardson   Producer
Dave McKean   Artwork,Illustrations
Max McMullin   Programming

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