July 2015 Album of the Month: Fear Factory’s GenexusMonday, 10th August 2015
As always, an interesting voting battle here at DR – this time between Fear Factory’s Genexus and Cattle Decapitation’s The Anthropocene Extinction. But it appears the legendary cyber-metallers won out, with their first album since the luke-warm reception of The Industrialist. It’s clear the band took their time with Genexus, and it brings forth a veritable number of hallmarks from the band’s storied past – most notably from Obsolete and Demanufacture. An excellent crossroads of where the band has been and a glimpse into the future, Genexus is sure to find a spot among the upper echelon of FF releases.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on July 30, 2015:
Fear Factory set the genre standard in many regards with Demanufacture, an album that still sounds as fresh today as it did in 1995. Since then, there’s been ups (Mechanize, Obsolete) and downs (Digimortal) and everything in between. Coming off of The Industrialist, an album with some strong individual tracks but ultimately would have been better served as an EP, the band wisely chose to take their time in releasing Genexus. This maneuver has paid off in spades, with Genexus standing shoulder and shoulder with some of the band’s strongest works.
With a new label behind them and a long wait between albums, Genexus proves its worth and Fear Factory’s continued viability in the metal soundscape. While the magic of Demanufacture is something that comes along once in a lifetime, Genexus sits with Mechanize and Obsolete as some of the strongest material Fear Factory has done since.
Read the full review HERE.