Fear Factory's Dino Cazares on living in the technocratic world the act's been singing about

Fear Factory was a pioneer of the so-called nü-metal genre, before that designation became a bit of an insult. An early proponent of the fusion of industrial and death metal, Fear Factory first realized that sonic alchemy with its influential 1995 album, Demanufacture. Since then, the band has explored a wider range of sounds and more rhythmic strategies than most of its peers.

See also: - Monday: Fear Factory at the Summit Music Hall, 4/15/13 - The ten best metal shows in Denver this month - Brujeria is a bizarre supergroup of sorts

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