Unabletothinkofname Reviews/Talks Shit About His Favorite Song Ever

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Unabletothinkofname Reviews/Talks Shit About His Favorite Song Ever

Post by Unabletothinkofname on Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:23 pm



The 3rd track off Fear Factory's motherfuckingly magnificent modern metal milestone masterpiece magnum mopus, Demanufacture, it begins with a sample taken from Terminator 2 (as does crushing album highlight Pisschrist) of some...industrial-y noise. It builds to a sweeping opening crunch of guitar, before evolving into a grindy riff backed by thundering kick-drum triplets and soaring, epic synths.

The track makes excellent use of vocalist Burton C Bell's pioneering clean-to-harsh vocal technique, his soaring, angelic clean vocals nicely counterparted with the atmospheric synths, leading into a stunning chorus backed by some astonishing blastbeat-laden drumming. It's notable that on the album's initial release the band were questioned whether or not they used a fucking drum machine instead of a real drummer. That's right, the drums were so awesome they doubted their ability to be played by a human. Admittedly, the drums were recorded to a click track, and triggered, but the inhumanly precise rhythmic thrusts of Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera played an integral part of Fear Factory's sound.

What's interesting is, that for a metal song, how led by synths it is. Sure, it may have been recorded in the mid 90's by a heavily forward-thinking band, they may sound a mite dated to some, but to me, it's more...timeless. As I was saying, there's not a moment in the song where the pulsating synths aren't whizzing away in the background, whether simply adding atmosphere or carrying the main melody.

The song gradually unfolds over six, glorious, perfect minutes, building up to an astonishing and highly melodic closing, with one of the most striking and powerful vocal melodies I've ever heard, before gently fading out into a digi-string and piano outro. Anyway, I've raved long enough about one song. Listen to it. Love it? I love you. Hate it? I WILL KILL YOU WITH WRENCH God bless.

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Post by miracleofsound on Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:48 am

CYBERNETIC HORSES GALLOPING ACROSS A BURNING INDUSTRIAL WASTELAND

I love you because you love this song.

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Post by miracleofsound on Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:54 am

Fuck you, Unable, now I can't stop listening to it over and over.

I AAAAMMMM SOOO NUMB

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Post by Komrade Kharloth on Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:51 am

Eh.

I still with my classic rock.

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Post by Unabletothinkofname on Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:44 am

miracleofsound wrote:Fuck you, Unable, now I can't stop listening to it over and over.

I AAAAMMMM SOOO NUMB


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