Fear Factory's second album, Demanufacture, was originally released on June 12, 1995. Considered to be the band’s defining work, it features a more industrial metal sound characterized by a mix of rapid fire thrash metal/industrial metal guitar riffs and tight, pulse driven drum beats, and roaring vocals that made way for melodic singing. The album’s production is more refined and the integration of atmospheric keyboard parts by Rhys Fulber’s industrial textures upon Cazares’ and Herrera’s precise musicianship, made the songs sound clinical, cold and machine-like and gave the music a more futuristic feel than the band’s earlier work. It is a concept album about a man’s struggles against a machine-controlled government, with each song a chapter in his life. Many regard the album as the band’s best and heavy metal classic.
Upon its release, Demanufacture proved to be extraordinarily successful and received universal acclaim from music critics. It is called a landmark record in alternative metal, heavy metal, industrial metal and is regarded as the band’s best album. For the 25th anniversary, ROG is reissuing this classic album for the first time on vinyl in the U.S., adding newly found unreleased live tracks recorded at Ozz Fest in 1996 and an exclusive poster!