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Release date: 1992
Style: Death metal


7.6 | 217 votes


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01. Martyr
02. Leechmaster
03. Scapegoat
04. Crisis
05. Crash Test
06. Flesh Hold
07. Lifeblind
08. Scumgrief
09. Natividad
10. Big God/Raped Souls
11. Arise Above Oppression
12. Self Immolation
13. Suffer Age
14. W.O.E
15. Desecrate
16. Escape Confusion
17. Manipulation

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Sonic MrSumo

A band's first release is a blank canvas; no expectations placed upon them by fans (because they have next to none), and no pre-conceived ideas as to what may be contained on the release. It is a time where bands can truly record and release what they feel and what is meaningful to them, and provides them with a one-time opportunity to shine.

published 11.02.2011 | Comments (16)

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musicalkaratekid - 23.09.2012 at 18:07  
Rating: 8 Obviously one of the darkest and most aggressive albums by the band, there is not a single song here which hints at any sort of melody or lush atmosphere. It's all grinding mechanical and industrial noise, mixed in with some seriously heavy death metal inspired riffs to give the sound that extra crunch and bite. It is probably their most underrated album, but there are reasons for that too. 17 songs may seem quite a lot, but by eschewing the shorter tracks such as 'Natividad' and 'Arise above Oppression', this album could probably have been a whole lot better.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.12.2014 at 12:42  
  From what I remember of this album it was a cool concept: the idea of Fear Factory making industrial death metal, but the songs were extremely bland and too numerous and mostly followed the same dull melodies and vocal patterns. Probably one of their weakest albums. I owe it a visit though as it's been a few yeas. I imagine my impression will be even less positive though.

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