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Release date: 28 July 1998
Style: Industrial metal


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01. Shock
02. Edgecrusher
03. Smasher / Devourer
04. Securitron (Police State 2000)
05. Descent
06. Hi-Tech Hate
07. Freedom Or Fire
08. Obsolete
09. Resurrection
10. Timelessness
11. Cars [Gary Numan cover] [bonus]
12. 0-0 {Where Evil Dwells} [Wiseblood cover] [bonus]
13. Soulwound [bonus]
14. Messiah [bonus]
15. Concreto [bonus]

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If the team is winning, you better not change it... And they didn't. Boosted by the impressive success of Demanufacture, the Californian act Fear Factory revealed their share in a flooded late 90's industrial rock/metal scene. The objective with Obsolete seems to have been a firm attachment to every possible aspect of the previous album, resulting in another conceptual work, with another ambitious narration of a dystopian tale.

published 28.08.2010 | Comments (25)

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musicalkaratekid - 15.01.2012 at 01:26  
Rating: 8 Brilliant album, filled with lots of crunching guitar riffs and soul-ripping velocity. Overshadowed by 'demanufacture', 'Obsolete' still proves it is more than a match.
travesfenriswolf - 16.05.2012 at 11:06  
Rating: 10 This is one of my favorite concept albums. The storyline in between songs in the booklet was so interesting, and it told a legit science-fiction story that relates a lot to the state of the world today. Lets not forget that this album has some of the best riffs and rhythms in metal that would make even Jon Schaffer's arm burn. Defintly one of my favorite albums and most memorable.

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