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Shadow Zone [CD & DVD]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Static-X's Shadow Zone seems to have arrived via wormhole from 1998. In songs like "Kill Your Idols," "Destroy All," and "Monster," Wayne Static -- who's never sounded more like Korn's Jonathan Davis -- yells "My head's a loaded gun" and "Breathing, killing, seething, willing" over thudding thrash busied up with electronic fuzz. Producer Josh Abraham Orgy, Crazy Town buries the drumming behind a wall of guitars, and by mid-album, "The Only"'s foray into Stabbing Westward-style electro-industrial provides depth by heading in a different direction. Even here, Static's vocal still resembles Davis. Reliance on formula has always been admissible in metal, and Static-X are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Static-X's Shadow Zone seems to have arrived via wormhole from 1998. In songs like "Kill Your Idols," "Destroy All," and "Monster," Wayne Static -- who's never sounded more like Korn's Jonathan Davis -- yells "My head's a loaded gun" and "Breathing, killing, seething, willing" over thudding thrash busied up with electronic fuzz. Producer Josh Abraham Orgy, Crazy Town buries the drumming behind a wall of guitars, and by mid-album, "The Only"'s foray into Stabbing Westward-style electro-industrial provides depth by heading in a different direction. Even here, Static's vocal still resembles Davis. Reliance on formula has always been admissible in metal, and Static-X are indeed formulaic on Shadow Zone, although as the album draws to a close, "So" and "Invincible" debut some sort of double-track effect on Static's voice, which makes him sound like Layne Staley instead of Davis. [The album is also available with an accompanying DVD that features behind-the-scenes footage, live performances, and fun facts.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624854821
  • Catalog Number: 48548

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Destroy All (2:18)
  2. 2 Control It (3:05)
  3. 3 New Pain (2:57)
  4. 4 Shadow Zone (3:05)
  5. 5 Dead World (2:47)
  6. 6 Monster (2:14)
  7. 7 The Only (2:51)
  8. 8 Kill Your Idols (4:00)
  9. 9 All in Wait (4:01)
  10. 10 Otsegolectric (2:39)
  11. 11 So (3:40)
  12. 12 Transmission (1:38)
  13. 13 Invincible (4:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 X-Posed
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Static-X Primary Artist
Josh Freese Drums
Ken Jay Keyboards
Wayne Static Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Whalley Executive Producer
David May Producer
Steven R. Gilmore Art Direction, Photo Manipulation
Tony "Citric-T" Campos Composer
Ryan Williams Engineer
Josh Abraham Producer
Scott Adair Management
Static-X Composer
Tripp Eisen Composer
Ken Jay Composer
Wayne Static Composer, Programming
Gayle Boulware Management
Raena Winscott Graphic Design
Atom Rothlein Director
Sean Donnelly Graphic Design
Troy Wallace Producer, Camera Operator
Penny Marciano Producer
Kenny Stoff Camera Operator
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A powerhouse of adredalin pumping techno Metal

    Static x fans will be pleased and they won't be the only ones. The CD is packed with mindblowing tracks that brutaly and intelligently combine the elements of thrash metal and techno pop. And for those of you who don't know, Static x is not like most techno metal bands in which the Thash elements dominate the techo elements. The band's unique vocals and lyrics make them a equal blend of the two genres. The hit song So is a real lump in the throught. If you liked powerman 5000 your gunna love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    its sounds generic.

    well, static-x has done what i prayed they would never do, they made a sell out generic boring record. this CD sounds exactly like all the other nu metal garbage that is flooding the record company's veiw of heavey metal. it makes me sick. i wish static-x could go back to the days when they had their own sound.

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