Fear Factory

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Fear Factory is an American industrial metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, they have released nine full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s. Fear Factory disbanded in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but reformed later that year without founding member Dino Cazares, adding bassist Byron Stroud, and previous bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist.

In April 2009, a new lineup was announced. Cazares returned as lead and rhythm guitarist, and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud reprised their respective roles, and the band completed a seventh studio album titled Mechanize. Former members Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera—both of whom were playing in Arkaea—disputed the legitimacy of the new lineup, and a legal battle from both parties was begun. Fear Factory released its eighth studio album, The Industrialist, in June 2012. Their latest album, Genexus, was released in August 2015.

Over the years, Fear Factory has seen changes in its members, with lead vocalist Burton C. Bell being the only consistent member since 1989. The band has performed at three Ozzfests and the inaugural Gigantour. Their singles have charted on the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums on the Billboard Top 40, 100, and 200, and they have sold more than a million albums in the U.S. alone.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Soul of a New Machine Fear Factory 4 10
1995 Demanufacture Fear Factory 4.3 10
1998 Obsolete Fear Factory 4.4 9
2001 Digimortal Fear Factory 4 7
2002 Concrete Fear Factory 5
2004 Archetype Fear Factory 4.2 7
2005 Transgression Fear Factory 3.5 7
2010 Mechanize Fear Factory 4.5 6
2012 The Industrialist Fear Factory 4 5
2015 Genexus Fear Factory 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Hatefiles Fear Factory 4 4
2006 The Best of Fear Factory Fear Factory 2
2012 The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1992-2001 Fear Factory 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Fear Is the Mindkiller Fear Factory 4 6
1997 Remanufacture (Cloning Technology) Fear Factory 3 5

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Messiah in-game soundtrack Fear Factory & Jesper Kyd 1
2004 Mischief Invasion Fear Factory 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Dog Day Sunrise Fear Factory 3
1997 Burn Fear Factory 3
1998 Resurrection Fear Factory 4
1999 Cars Fear Factory 3
2001 Linchpin Fear Factory 5
2004 Bite the Hand That Bleeds Fear Factory 1
2009 Powershifter Fear Factory 1
2012 Recharger Fear Factory 1
2015 Soul Hacker Fear Factory 1
2015 ProtoMech Fear Factory 1
2015 Dielectric Fear Factory 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Revolution Fear Factory 1
2001 Linchpin: Special Australian Tour EP 2001 Fear Factory 2

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Gabber Mixes Fear Factory 1

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