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Industrial metal band that started out being a boderline Death metal band in 1991. Their vocalist, Burton Bell, was the first to introduce both death metal growling and switching to clean vocals. Fear Factory evolved into a sharper, more aggressive sound, and progressed from death metal to industrial with hints of techno here and there. They focus on how humankind is too addicted to technology to the point of being helpless without it, and see technology as the eventual downfall of humanity.
Demanufacture and Obsolete are good albums by Fear Factory.
by GROMM March 27, 2005
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Primarily an American Industrial/Cyber/Death/Thrash metal band.

However, in an interview conducted some time ago, Burton Bell stated that a Fear Factory (paraphrase) is "any institution that manufactures fear".
An example of a fear factory is "any institution that manufactures fear, such as a religious organization or government".
by DoomDonkey October 15, 2011
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A undeniably awesome Industrial Metal band. I love Burton Bell's vocals. Sounds very refreshing to most of today's growling and screaming vocals. Their first album sucked but that is pretty much it. They sing about how mankind is obsolete to the machines and how it should be the other way around. They are awesome, yet they have the potential to be so much better. I say this because if they focused just on being pure metal they would be god-like. You may be saying "that is why they are 'industrial'" But some of their songs incorporate rap(Back the fuck up) and emo(Digimortal). I do not like that I think if they eliminated those two things they could be much better and still be considered Industrial Metal. Don't get me wrong this band is very awesome and I cannot wait to see them live again. I love this band but what I just said I think can make them a lot better.
Some of Fear Factory's even incorporate electronica and techno if you listen close enough.
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