|1. Slave Labor|
|3. Act Of God|
|6. Corporate Cloning|
|7. Bite The Hand That Bleeds|
|9. Default Judgement|
|11. Human Shields|
slave labor...5/5...hard song that kicks off this album really good
cyberwaste...5/5...heaviest song on the album. what can i say? its awesome.
act of god...4/5...kind of a step down from the first two
drones...5/5...stepped back up after the third track. this ones got cool double bass drumming.
archetype...5/5...another kickass double bass drumming beat in this one. sweet song too.
corporate cloning...5/5...very true lyrics and very good song.
bite the hand that bleeds...5/5...slower, but still very good.
undercurrent...4/5...this is where the album declines a little bit. but its still very good songs.
default judgement...4/5...this one doesnt live up to the rest of the album.
bonescraper...4/5...this songs pretty heavy, but its got kind of a happy sounding riff as the intro and chorus, so its kind of an anomoly.
human shields...3/5...this one doesnt grow on you at all after disliking it for so long.
ascension...2/5...more of an 'i have a headache i want quiet noises to sooth me' kind of song. kind of boring.
school...1/5...never was a big nirvana fan, and even ff cant save this stupid and immature tune. (and i know someone will eventually hit a 'no' underneath this saying my review wasnt helpful because i just dissed nirvana...the "best and most creative band of all time.")
ok, so with two stupid songs, 1 seven minute track of calm noises, 3 good songs, 7 awesome songs...its hard to argue with archetype. its fast, its heavy, it can be slow, and its truthful and real (besides the last track). i like that. this would be a good next pick as a cd purchase, definately. lets just leave it at this: yes i said this album displays some sub-par songs, but the rest of the album makes up for them.
3-Act of God-9/10
7-Bite the Hand that Bleeds-8/10
12-Ascensin-10/10-Nothing really to judge here just continuous light sounds and its 7 minutes long. Continues from track 11
It also includes a limited edition dvd. There are two different versions for the dvd but only one dvd comes with the cd. You can get the Australian Tour 2004 dvd with the cd or the Fear Factory Making of dvd with the cd.It also includes the video for Cyberwaste.
It includes a golden ticket with a number that you can enter to win a trip to see Fear Factory.
New Slipknot cd May 25, 2004.
New Killswitch Engage cd May 11, 2004.
New Flaw cd May 4, 2004.
Well, I was definately wrong.
This album is incredible; it's a prefect balance of brutal bassdrum assults and melody, and any drummer will be in awe of the speed of this album. The track 'Corporate Cloning' gave me a shiver the first time I heard it..just awesome.
Thank you Dino for leaving. They're better off without you.
Archetype starts off with one of the highlights of the album " Slave Labor ", a hard hitting track with sickening double bass kicks and a catchy but powerful chorus. "Cyberwaste" is by far the heaviest track on the cd with its blast beat assualt and Burton's trademark scream/growl through the whole thing. "Drones" and the title track are both very good songs that sound like they would be off of Obsolete with their heavy verses and impressive soaring choruses ( Drones is one of the catchiest songs FF has ever released in my opinion )
However, After the title track and " Corporate Cloning" ( another great song ) we run into some minor problems..."Bite the Hand That Bleeds" is not a bad song by any means, but it is exactly what I hoped Fear Factory would advoid with this cd. It is a somewhat weak attempt at epic songs such as " A Therapy for Pain" from Demanufacture and "Ressurection" from Obsolete. It's much softer than anything they've ever done (except "Timelessness" ) which is one of the new elements I mentioned before. The next couple songs don't really stand out all too much and sound a little too similar, despite some length differences between the two, but are still pretty good in their own way.Read more ›