Static-X - Wisconsin Death Trip review
|Album:||Wisconsin Death Trip|
01. Push It
02. I'm With Stupid
03. Bled For Days
04. Love Dump
05. I Am
08. Sweat Of The Bud
10. Wisconsin Death Trip
11. The Trance Is The Motion
13. Down [Japanese bonus]
Why I bought this album I don't know, the weirdest thing is that I am really impressed with the results, let me explain. Static-X an alternative/industrial metal band, most times I see a band like this and spit on their album (well not exactly it's just a representative saying) and I spit with more anger if I hear a song like "Black And White" or "Cold" in MTV. Well not this time, apparently Static-X before showing to the world those shitty tracks they had a respectable album called "Wisconsin Death Trip"
My impression started in the second track "I'm With Stupid" a totally industrial song with a lot of electronic elements in it, but a great sound, great riffs, catchy as any industrial band, but oddly amazing, stupid lyrics I must say(starting with the title), but I might think that this was unusually intended to, we can find a lot of songs like this one all along the album, "Your shit's like chocolate cake and Your ass smells like a rose " (Love Dump), you get the idea. Anyway the album has another great song called "The Trance Is The Motion" again useless lyrics, but the song itself is brilliant, slow intro, respectable vocals(those weird screams in the middle…COOL), a good tuned bass in the beginning, I'm not to crazy about this riffs tough, but the song as a whole sounds very cool, slow but cool.
The entire album is surrounded by electronic rudiments, machine sounds, girls talking, weird sharp effects, etc. but this thing makes a chilling atmosphere, and it ends with the weirdest track I've heard in music history "December" starting with a winter effect, and then an ok song. Anyway you can't ask for good solos, complex drums, or irregular bass-lines in a band like this, but well at least the music sounds good, and different from all the other mediocre boring bands, and the vocalist hairdo is just very cool.
In the end Static-X is still a weird, alternative, industrial, but good band, the best from the worse some might say. Impressive, but yes indeed, there are good things in the industrial genre, Ministry leads my list, and from now on Static-X will be just one step below Ministry.
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