Nearly danceable industrial thrash unit Static X return to the heavy-hitting attack of their Wisconsin Death Trip debut on Cannibal, their fifth offering. Like "Jesus Built My Hotrod"-era Ministry without the snarky humor, Cannibal finds the Midwest-bred quartet mining the usual themes of death, drink, sex and hate, but this time around the sparse arrangements, throat-shredding vocals and occasional flourishes of disco-jet fuel feel less contrived than on previous outings. Sure, there's nothing here that any fan of White Zombie, Korn and Slipknot hasn't already ingested a hundred times, but tracks like "Goat," "Destroyer," the sinewy title cut, and "No Submission" -- the latter appeared on the Saw 3 soundtrack -- bristle with a refreshing sense of "fuck it" that keeps things from spiraling into the self-absorbed tar pit that makes dinosaur bones out of so many similar acts. [Cannibal is also available in a "clean" version that spares the listener the emotional trauma of dealing with words such as "bullshit" and "crap."]
|Label:||Warner Bros / Wea|
Performance CreditsStatic-X Primary Artist
John 5 Guitar
Koichi Fukuda Guitar
Wayne Static Guitar,Vocals
Nick Oshiro Drums
Technical CreditsSteven R. Gilmore Art Direction,Digital Imagery
Tony "Citric-T" Campos Composer
John Travis Producer,Engineer
Andy Gould Management
Wayne Static Composer,Programming,Producer
Amy Decker Management
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cannibal based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
After their second record "Machine", static-x kind of went down hill. They still had their trademark sound and energy but it just wasnt as good. Well they are back with "Cannibal" and let me tell you, they seem to be out to prove a point. For one they are back to the fast pace all the time feel of "Wisconsin Death Trip" and they have freakin guitar solos. I always knew they had it in them. I can not wait to see these guys in concert playin some of this stuff. GREAT GREAT CD. GO GET IT!
Static X is one of the best heavy metal bands out there. They've definitely come a long way since Wisconsin Death Trip, but they've evolved into a more vocal band with a beautiful talent for rocking. Their new single Destroyer kicks ass and I truly hope the rest of the cd is half as good. I have seen these guys in concert, and I tell you what, their worthy of their title.