From page 73 of Classic Rock Magazine December 2005
Industrial/death metal crossover gets remixed etc.
To celebrate their 25th birthday, Roadrunner Records are
reissuing Fear Factory’s high- water mark death metal/ industrial crossover that, along with Pantera’s Vulgar Display Of Power and Nirvana’s Nevermind , helped define what metal was about in the 90s.
Taking the militaristic and highly polished electronic rock of Ministry’s Psalm 69 and marrying it to blast-beat drumming and down-tuned, minor-key riffage, they created a new sound that many would ape but few would exceed. Even though the album doesn’t sound quite as exciting as when it came out, the extra material (mainly from the manic Remanufacture remix project) easily makes up for that. Furious re-edits on tracks such as Manic Cure are as brutal as Atari Teenage Riot. Frighteningly unhinged fun.