having read a, to say it the least, not very positive review of the
latest Fear Factory album by one of our German colleagues in RockHard
magazine, it was with some anxiety that I put “Transgression” into
the disc player. The German hag more or less signed off FF completely
- which to me sounded a bit harsh.
have to say that I think that the quartet is still among us.
“Transgression” is by all means a decent effort. I consider it naïve
to expect another revolution like “Demanufacture” and optimistic
to expect the band to top last years comeback “Archetype”. With
“Transgression”, Fear Factory rests comfortably in the style of
metal that they themselves were the harbingers of and as such there is
little new here.
new fans will be won, I’m fairly certain of that, but on the other
hand, few old fans (like myself) will be scared off.
is fairly unusual is that Fear Factory have decided to include no less
than two cover tracks this time round, namely U2’s “I Will Follow”
and the ultra-cool Killing Joke hammer “Millennium”.
“Spinal Compression”, “Empty Vision”, “I Promise”,
“Millennium” and “Moment of Impact”