Well I've gotta say that I am thoroughly impressed with Fear Factory's brand new album, Mechanize. I bought it today and just...WOW!!! After 10 years of sub-par work from these futuristic industrial metal masters, they have returned with a vengeance. Very few bands can maintain this level of energy after 20 years. These guys were pioneers, and this may be their final release.
Crisp. Tight. Heavy. Haunting melodies. Unpredictable. It's all here, and produced by long-time Fear Factory collaborator Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly, Delerium) who has given us probably some of his best production work in years. Great album. Best since 1999's Obsolete. Four enthusiastic stars.