Working with a more progressive sound, Transgression is a rock album, full of melody, energy and hungry riffs. The production of the album is thinner and more human than before.
It starts off like a Fear Factory record, the thundering “540,000° Fahrenheit” and “Spinal Compression” ensures that classic feeling but as time goes on it feels like FF have gone soft? The album feels more like an Alice in Chains release, considering there’s an appearance from Billy Gould and even a U2 cover, the proof is in the pudding!
With two defining albums under their belt, Fear Factory has nothing to prove at this stage of their career, and trying new things should be commended. But if you know a dedicated fan I’d prepare some smelling salts for a shock.