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Demanufacture : Killer story from the Liverpool City Champion

  • Posted: 06.09.13
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  • By: edgecrusher

In praise of “Demanufacture”, Matt Lawrence from the Liverpool City Champion has posted a very cool story today…

“In 1995 the band produced one of heavy metal’s golden moments with their mind-expanding release, Demanufacture.

The album pushed the genre to its very limits, incorporating visceral guitar playing, razor sharp drumming, and over all techno theme with electronic landscapes.

It was capped by a vocal performance by Burton C Bell, who effortlessly proved heavy metal vocalists were not only guttural bellowers, but were quite capable of clean in tune singing.

Theirs was a creation that sparked a new genre of heavy music, one replicated by many an act to follow, and one that has provided a platform for each of the band’s six releases to follow.”  Read the full story here.

According to Bell, the band was unaware of the effect it would have on heavy music at the point of its creation.

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  1. avatar
    July 22, 2013

    The entire creation is incredible. I rememver listening to it over and over when it was new in 95. I still love it today. Pisschrist is my favorite track. This is what the music industruy has lost…..creativity and true art.

  2. avatar
    November 13, 2013

    One of the best albums of all time for sure, first album I got that made me buy all of their albums the next day. Demanufacture sounds best at 11 with surround sound.

  3. avatar
    July 26, 2014

    I remember listening to Triple Js three hours of power many years ago, Australian community radio. They were doing a bit on Fear Factory and how their sound was influencing metal everywhere. At first they just sounded like Deicide or Cannibal Corpse. No complaints here. But what kept me listening was his influence by Nirvana. I started to hear some pretty amazing sounds. His vocal change from a bellow to harmony was unreal. I couldn’t get enough. The release of Demanufacture was life changing. Self bias resistor, Zero signal and pisschrist were and are still up there with my all time faves. Im forever annoying mates about pioneers of music. Those that really changed the sound and took it to a new direction. Fear Factory are one of the biggest and most underrated pioneers of music history.

  4. avatar
    August 17, 2014

    I’ve been introduced to this epic record by a friend of mine in the late 90′s. Never heard of a iron hammering partnership more loud and brutal than what Herrera and Cazares where working at these times.

    Got to work out why I get Zero Signal from my japanese analog amp when played with the vol_knob at 11.


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