When Roadrunner Records issued Fear Factory's "unreleased" first album, Concrete, in 2002, it marked the close of a long-incomplete chapter in the early history of this groundbreaking band. But as significant as that album was historically, it was even more important for another reason: it led Fear Factory to a deal with Roadrunner Records & the recording of their "official" debut album, Soul Of A New Machine, unleashing a new force in the world of metal. Combining both metal & industrial elements, Fear Factory laid a groundwork on Soul Of A New Machine & their subsequent remix EP Fear Is The Mindkiller (also included on this expanded remaster). The band paved the way not only for their follow-up albums - ultimately resulting in the Gold-selling Obsolete - but also for a whole new wave of bands such as Filter, Static-X & Stabbing Westward. With this newly expanded, remastered edition, fans can once again experience both the sheer brutality & inescapable beauty of this prototypical metal masterpiece.
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