Resurrection

  • A standout track from Fear Factory's third album Obsolete, their guitarist Dino Cazares told us how it fit the concept of the set. "The resurrection is more of an uplifting story," he explained. "When we first started, it was always the concept of 'man versus machine.' Man wasn't able to adapt back then to how the technology was taking over, so he was fighting against it, because he saw a bleak future for man, where technology was taking over people's jobs, people's lives. Automaton robots and so on. So this one particular man was considered a hero, a subhuman hero. Well, we called him 'a subhuman terrorist.' He was fighting, and he had a little guerilla army. There was a point on Obsolete where man was winning, so it was like the resurrection of man on that particular song." (Here's the full Dino Cazares interview.)
  • Part of this song is in Waltz time, which you don't hear very often in Industrial Metal. Dino Cazares told us how it happened: "This was at the point where the band had a little bit of money, and we were able to build a studio into our rehearsal room - we built a nicer studio. And as our engineers were putting the studio together, me and the drummer were playing. He had this beat, and it was a little different. It wasn't like super double bass or anything like that, but it was a different beat, so I wrote a riff to it. The song was in a 3/4 timing, like a waltz: 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3. That's what they call a waltz beat.

    And then when the chorus came in, it went to a 4/4. So you had this waltz beat, this 1-2-3, 1-2-3. Then 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4. There's just something about the timing of those two things together, it really worked. That's what made the song."

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