's fourth "proper" studio album, released in April 2001. Fear Factory are back on form! I liked 1998's Obsolete
, I really did, but I always had this nagging
feeling that it wasn't the best
they could do. But Digimortal is a fantastic CD
ing track What Will Become?
starts quietly with a subtle industrial
scraping in an odd
rhythm, which is then brought into straight four
with the bass drum before everything
explodes into pure thundering, riffing, screaming Fear Factory mayhem.
And it just gets better- Linchpin soars majestically while Acres of Skin beats you down and grinds your face into the tarmac. Back the Fuck Up is an excelent foray into the hip-hop crossover area, and it actually works, thanks in no small way to guest vocals from Cypress Hill's B-Real. The closing track, (Memory Imprints) Never End is simply magnificent, with powerchords-a-plenty and Burtons mile-high vocals working perfectly.
Its not really a revolutionary album. Its not going to change the face of music. What it is, though, is a great album from a great band who just want to make great music and know exactly how to do it.
Bandmember descriptions in the booklet:
- What Will Become?
- No One
- Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)
- Acres of Skin
- Back the Fuck Up
- Byte Block
- Hurt Conveyor
- (Memory Imprints) Never End
Produced by Rhys Fulber and Fear Factory
Mixed by Mike Polotnikoff and Fear Factory