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“FEAR CAMPAIGN” VIDEO: A THOUGHTFUL REVIEW FROM A PERSON WHO MAKES RECKLESS ACCUSATIONS ABOUT DINO CAZARES EATING BABIES

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Somone is inevitably going to read the critique I am about to write of Fear Factory’s new video, “Fear Campaign,” and write off everything I say as the ramblings of a Jew who is overly sensitive about the use of Nazi imagery. If you are that person, congratulations, you’re an imbecile and I think you’d be much more comfortable reading this website instead.

Now, onto the video…

I understand the point that Fear Factory and directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci are trying to make about the ways politicians and fascists use fear to control the masses. It’s not a subtle point to anyone over the age of about ten or eleven. But it’s a theme we’ve seen expressed many times throughout metal’s history, and I’m not opposed to someone reiterating it yet again.

But why the fuck would you put Burton C. Bell in a Nazi uniform… and swap out the Nazi swastika for Fear Factory’s logo? For that matter, why would you include Fear Factory’s logo amongst all the other horrible “subliminal” imagery? It seems as though the band is trying to tell you to be afraid of Fear Factory. And unless you were a baby, why would you ever fear Fear Factory? For that matter, why would the band want you to fear them? Their concerts would be awfully empty if everyone was scared of the band.

There’s no reasonable answer to these questions other than “Someone tried to make something that they thought looked cool without taking twenty seconds to think about its actual meaning.” I don’t think the use of Nazi imagery is offensive, and I certainly don’t think FF are Nazi sympathizers – his name is Dino fucking Cazares, so that would be ludicrous. I just think that absolutely zero thought went into this decision. Either that, or Fear Factory are Carlos Mencia fans and we have to forgive them, for they know not how to tie their shoes. DUN-DUH-DUH!

Anyway, rant over. Here’s the video. The song sounds like every other fucking Fear Factory song you’ve ever heard.

-AR

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