Rating:
7.5
Fear Factory - Digimortal
24 June 2001


01. What Will Become?
02. Damaged
03. Digimortal
04. No One
05. Linchpin
06. Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)
07. Acres Of Skin
08. Back The Fuck Up
09. Byte Block
10. Hurt Conveyor
11. (Memory Imprints) Never End
12. Dead Man Walking [bonus]
13. Strain Vs. Resistance [bonus]
14. Repentance [bonus]
15. Full Metal Contact [Instrumental][bonus]


After the slight disappointment of "Obsolete", Fear Factory had to prove there status as heaviest industrial metal-band with the release of Digital Mortality, or "Digimortal" for short. With a huge story running through the album, it's the music that matters most in this case. They managed to put down some really fine tracks, as opener "What Will Become?", or the new single "Linchpin" and the simply brilliant "Damaged", but it's the new approach to some songs that actually scared me. Take the length of most songs for example: most songs are a meaningless three minutes each. And that's exactly what makes a song fine, but not perfect. You're just thinking "Oh man, here comes that wonderful drumming again", whilst the song is already finished, you know what I mean. You just sit and hope the song will keep on going for another minute.

Oke then, but it isn't all about time, it's the songs that count. The sound is the thing that matters, and although Fear Factory will always sounds like Fear Factory, the songs are more open and easier to play. Burton doesn't use his variety of voices anymore, but chooses to use his 'normal' voice more and more, on tracks like "Invisible Wounds" and "Hurt Conveyor". It's a point of view I haven't heard of Burton before, but I must admit it's nice to hear too. At the end, this album is better than "Obsolete", but if you don't know whether to buy it or not, I'd say you ought to buy "Demanufacture" instead.


Band profile: Fear Factory
Album: Digimortal


 


written by Angel | 17.09.2003


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Mockingbird622 - 28.06.2006 at 22:49  
This album....cant stand it!!! its such a step down from them god it makes me wanna vomit:thumbdown::thumbdown:
BaRtek - 15.07.2006 at 15:45  
Not bad album . So IMO best tracks in Digimortal is "Damaged" and "No One"
Robstar - 29.07.2006 at 22:14  
Yeah not bad at all ,they have better material, great Band , I just realized they will be performing down here in Costa Rica next August 24th ...
It's gonna be a blast !
Stay Extreme People!
+{Jonas}+ - 05.08.2006 at 18:54  
I only know this album from FF. I like it a lot, it's very agresive and the vocals are awesome. My fav Song is Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies), but I can't say is the best since is the only one I know!
Carrion - 04.03.2007 at 11:42  
I decided to try out Fear Factory and chose randomly an album of theirs.. I bought this and well, there are some good stuff, but I found it quite boring. I'm sure they have alot better stuff.
Uirapuru - 07.04.2008 at 09:30  
this album is ok. not as good as the two first FF albuns (''Souls of a New Machine'' and ''Demanufacture''). It has some really good songs like ''No One''. ''Damage'' and my favorite ''Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)'' that i listen for the first time on the Resident Evil soundtrack and it blow my mind .
Dimebag CFH - 28.12.2009 at 01:45  
What an album!
It was my first FF album, and as soon as i hit the "Bass Boost" button on my stereo, i knew my ears were in for a treat.
I mean, im not even to fussed on the last 4 tracks, but the first 7 make up for them!
Great album. Great band.

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