Despite legal battles between the two original halves of Fear Factory, Candlelight Records will be releasing the band’s latest studio album February 9, 2010. The current lineup features original members Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell with Bryon Stroud on bass and Gene Hoglan on drums (from one of my favorite bands of all time, Death… plus Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel, and Testament). The CD was produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly) who helps bring industrial elements back into the bands sound.
“I didn’t want any of the soundscapes to sound natural,” says Bell. “I wanted them to be really mechanical because I wanted that aspect of FEAR FACTORY to really shine again. I feel it kind of got dulled over and that’s the aspect that I really enjoyed a lot about FEAR FACTORY. I was a huge fan of industrial music and still am. And you don’t hear much of that anymore these days.”
I guess if you’re going to try and find someone to fill Raymond Herrera’s insane double bass playing shoes, Gene Hoglan is a good start. Either way this track is definitely oozing the Fear Factory sound that really pushed them into the limelight with 1995’s “Demanufacture”.