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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Static X's sixth album, Cult of Static, finds the nu-metal veterans steadfastly refusing to change their stripes, and why should they? As they say in the album's title, Static X have a cult that enjoys their adherence to all things that were nu in the '90s: riffs that grind instead of groove, merciless mechanical rhythms, vague drowning synths, all dressed with barking Cookie Monster vocals. Static X don't develop their music as much as they hone it, concentrating on its barest essentials, then delivering it with precision and little flair. This leaves little room to lure new listeners, but that's not the point of this sixth album -- it's to serve the needs of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Static X's sixth album, Cult of Static, finds the nu-metal veterans steadfastly refusing to change their stripes, and why should they? As they say in the album's title, Static X have a cult that enjoys their adherence to all things that were nu in the '90s: riffs that grind instead of groove, merciless mechanical rhythms, vague drowning synths, all dressed with barking Cookie Monster vocals. Static X don't develop their music as much as they hone it, concentrating on its barest essentials, then delivering it with precision and little flair. This leaves little room to lure new listeners, but that's not the point of this sixth album -- it's to serve the needs of the Cult, and it does just that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/2009
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624980025
  • Catalog Number: 517449
  • Sales rank: 80,331

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lunatic (3:35)
  2. 2 Z28 (3:09)
  3. 3 Terminal (3:37)
  4. 4 Hypure (4:15)
  5. 5 Tera-Fied (5:19)
  6. 6 Stingwray (4:10)
  7. 7 You Am I (2:59)
  8. 8 Isolaytore (2:45)
  9. 9 Nocturnally (3:49)
  10. 10 Skinned (3:33)
  11. 11 Grind 2 Halt (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Static-X Primary Artist
Marc Jameson Keyboards
Technical Credits
Tony "Citric-T" Campos Contributor
John Travis Producer, Engineer
Andy Gould Management
Koichi Fukuda Contributor
Wayne Static Composer, Producer
Nick Oshiro Contributor
Nelly Recchia Paintings
Konstanze Louden Management
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Cult of Static remains to differ from anything they've done

    Cult of Static, Static-X's sixth studio release, marks a decade since the band released their debut, Wisconsin Death Trip. One thing is for sure of late, I don't have to wait long for releases - the band has released three albums in three years, the sandwiched album being Cannibal Killers Live, a box set featuring footage from the tour in support of 2007's Cannibal. So when Wayne Static, front man and founder, announced in 2008 that a new album was nearing completion and would be released soon, it came as a backhand to the face. I asked myself, do these guys ever stop to smell the roses?

    Cult of Static is a reference of thanks to the devoted followers and fans that have supported the band's efforts to get them where they are today. The first track, "Lunatic," was released on the Punisher: War Zone soundtrack, and then re-recorded for this album to feature a guitar solo from Megadeth icon Dave Mustaine. The solo seems just slightly thrown in just because they had Mustaine's partnership (and it sort of was judging how Wayne Static described it in a Headbanger's Blog interview), but it's cool nonetheless.

    Cult of Static is also somewhat of a symbolic pennant of Wayne Static's new flame, Tera Wray, former adult film star. Not only is her name in song titles, but she appears to be featured on the artwork front cover - both Wray and Static pose as a crowd of clones of themselves. The first single, "Stingwray," is really the only song that's classic Static-X, so it's no surprise this was the first choice.

    That said, the rest of the album is where the direction changes. Not only are the songs darker than before (the band had their blinkers on in Cannibal, but just didn't make the turn), but they run longer with an epic atmosphere. "Tera-Fied" at over five minutes is the epitome of this including solemn, mysterious synthesizers. With mystifying loops and sounds, intense piston-pumping riffs, "meedley meedley" guitar solos, and powerful, gritty vocals, the "evil disco" sound we strive for is here but with a darker tinge. Static-X have certainly had different sounds over the course of a decade, and Cult of Static remains to differ from anything they've done, but it's all gravy.

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