Self Bias Resistor: How Fear Factory’s 1995 masterpiece “Demanufacture” led metal into the future

Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, along with Godflesh, are often considered the two most important and commercially successful purveyors of industrial rock and metal – at least since the late 1980’s. For fans of the harsher side of the genre, though, you likely know Fear Factory are a massive influence. If 1992’s debut album Soul Of A New Machine (highly groundbreaking in its own right) was the opening salvo, then 1995 sophomore record Demanufacture was its devastating follow-up.

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