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Fear Factory
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Japanese edition of the rocker's 1998 album with two bonus tracks added: '0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)' & 'Soulwound'.12 tracks total. A Roadrunner Records release.


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All Artists: Fear Factory
Title: Obsolete
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Roadrunner Records
Original Release Date: 7/28/1998
Release Date: 7/28/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Progressive, Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Obsolete
UPCs: 016861875220, 766484863424


Album Description
Japanese edition of the rocker's 1998 album with two bonus tracks added: '0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)' & 'Soulwound'.12 tracks total. A Roadrunner Records release.

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The Wickerman | Austin, TX | 05/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you love the heaviest of heavy metal and have not heard this album, you do not know what you are missing! This album is truely awesome. It all starts off with "Shock", a heavy, grinding, kickin song, perfect for waking you up when you feel a little logy. From there, we have my personal favorite, "Edgecrusher", which kind of sounds like a Korn song, only about ten times better than anything by that band. From there, you've got several raging, bone-shattering songs that will blow you right out of your seat (with a short break from the heaviness on "Descent"). Perhaps the most interesting tracks, though, are the last two, "Resurrection" and "Timelessness". "Resurrection" features fast, eighties-rock-type guitar and soft vocals all the way through. Very cool. But, the most surprising of them all is "Timelessness", a soft, beautiful song with a string section. Yep, great album, almost all the way through (some songs I may have to listen to a bit to like more). As you probably already know, this is a concept album, and the storyline is great, it would make a killer movie. This is a bit different from their previous albums, but it's far from a sellout. This makes stuff from Korn and Limp Bizkit sound quite wimpy. Anyway, this album is very much recommended, I would also recommend "Demanufacture", it's probably even better than this (I wanted to buy it first, but this was the only one they had), but don't get "Soul of a New Machine" unless you like death metal type stuff. Oh, and make sure you get the version of this album that doesn't have "Cars", unless somehow you actually like that song. Well, that's about it. Buy this album, it is very heavy and very cool!"
Takes me back!
Mr. Music Man | Wolf Point, MT | 02/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember when my friend in job corps used to play this album and so i asked to listen to it. I loved the song DESCENT and would play it every morning. I bought this cd in a pawn shop and listened to it non-stop. I especially love the melodic voice parts in the songs. The story reminds me of The Matrix! very weird. I think this is the best ROCK album I have ever owned. So if you like to headbang or just wanna chill then pick this disc up. You won't regret it."
Amazing album. With great storyline.
ricardo keys | New Zealand | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having heard a few tracks from this album and liking them alot i went out and brought it. I had resnobly high expectations of this album and i wasnt dissapointed. Obsolete is a masterfully constructed tale of a not to distnat future where machines created by man are threating to make man obsolete and free speech and democracy are thing of the past. Each track tells part of the overall story which centers around the Edgecrusher and his fight for freedom. There are some great tracks on this album and Fear Factory show that they are multi dimensional by playing in various tempos and speeds something which many metal bands out there today seem to have trouble doing. Burton's soulfull voice comes out in the more placids tracks and builds some great atmosphere while in the harder songs he screams with the best of them. Showing again the ability of this band. My favourite track would probably be Edgecrusher but the whole albums great other highlights would probably be Decent, Securitron, Ressurection and Timelessness. Great stuff. Thanks guys for a great album. Rock on."