Nu Metal mixed with industrial

Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) - 7/10
Machine (2001) - 8/10


​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Success was found with Static-X's debut album, but they still yet to prove themselves
capable of coherent songwriting. Machine (Warner, 2001)
evidently makes that unnecessary, but also marks improvement even while slowing down their sound.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Wayne Static expands his vocal range similar to that of Manson on Cold, Ministry
on Structural Defect and Fear Factory on Burn to Burn and Machine.
Unaffecting his ability, these comparisons make it clear how style overshadows the
importance of his engagement to each song. When you deconstruct the riffs, they are
written quite cleverly, however the real meat of each song is found in the electronic
parts. These peak during the bridge of every song that typically varies, like the opener
Get to the Gone uses a synth, Burn to Burn a dark ambient pad and Big
Beat-ian section, Otsego Undead catchy techno elements, Machine 80's
influence, ... In a Bag rave music and Black and White uses funky bass. Permanence
features a similar low octave bassy synth beneath guitar.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ In terms of riffs, This is Not makes use of crisp tone-stacked harmonics and
it's barrage of downtuned slamming, along with
Get to the Gone, is complimented by drill and hammer samples.
A Dios Alma Perdida closes the record showcasing apocalyptic piano followed by doomful
riffs constantly building up to one another. A must-listen for any Nu Metal or Industrial
Rock/Metal fan.