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Artist: "Static X"
Album: "Wisconsin Death Trip"
Genre: Metal
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Posted: 5/20/2008

Review: You know that metal band with the lead singer who has the really weird haircut? Thatís Static X. After I heard this album, I never looked at Wisconsin the same way again.

Wisconsin Death Trip had a good variety as far as metal goes. At the same time, though, the overall feel of each song is about 50/50 metal and techno. Sometimes it works, but other times, the repetitive nature of techno music really doesnít lend itself to metal, or at least not for Static X.

Even so, Iíd have to say that this is probably their best album. By the time Machine came out in 2001, the music just didnít seem to recapture that same feel that it had in WDT, perhaps due to the brief departure of their original guitarist. If nothing else, though, their first album warrants a listen or two.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeHalf
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Member
May 20th, 2008, 12:26 PM
I had this many moons ago but gave it away during my silly "only underground metal is tr00" phase. I'd like to pick it up again.
Esq.
May 20th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I own this album as well, It is superb in my opinion, but i do agree with what you said about the techno/metal combinations, it doesn't always work
OH GOD
May 20th, 2008, 06:33 PM
i really liked this album, but good lord did they ever suck live
Funky Dynamite
May 20th, 2008, 08:20 PM
They sounded bad, or was it just a boring show?

Or both?
OH GOD
May 20th, 2008, 09:13 PM
both, yeah
Member
May 21st, 2008, 11:02 PM
Their new album is pretty good.
Member
May 23rd, 2008, 06:59 PM
ah yes, I have this album, plus, you forgot the flow, its perfect
Forum Virgin
May 24th, 2008, 01:54 AM
After listening to the album again, I do have to agree that it has some good songs. WDT and Stem are pretty damn good. I remember seeing these guys with the snow core tour with System of a Down, Incubus, and Mr. Bungle. Overall a fantastic show (including them). It's too bad that they never really followed up with anything nearly as good as this album.
grants but one wish
May 25th, 2008, 04:42 AM
just a suggestion, look into some cat empire stuff, there an aussie band who are really big over here, really good music witch always puts me int a party mood (the happy ones that is) and some of their music has soul