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Album Review

Static X's sixth album, Cult of Static, finds the nu-metal veterans steadfastly refusing to change their stripes, and why should they? As they say in the album's title, Static X have a cult that enjoys their adherence to all things that were nu in the '90s: riffs that grind instead of groove, merciless mechanical rhythms, vague drowning synths, all dressed with barking Cookie Monster vocals. Static X don't develop their music as much as they hone it, concentrating on its barest essentials, then delivering it with precision and little flair. This leaves little room to lure new listeners, but that's not the point of this sixth album — it's to serve the needs of the Cult, and it does just that. [Cult of Static was also released in a clean version, with explicit content removed.]

Customer Reviews

Gimmie Gimmie Shock Treatment?

Static X started out offering something new for the thrash metal scene by experimenting with the genre and creating 3 wonderful and enjoyable albums (Wisconsin Death Trip, Machine and Shadow Zone) but I have found that they have started to loose there roots especially with the albums that followed (Start a War and the terrible Carnival). Now we have there official 6th Studio album Cult of Static and you straight away notice that after 10+ years on the scene Wayne Static's voice is destroyed and never changes much in pitch and volume. The album is touching on the boring side and the songs are hard to separate they give you the smallest of sound that is reminiscence of their heyday albums but its scarce. I do like the fact that on some of the tracks (Lunatic, Terminal and Hypure) they have a bit of an 80's hair metal guitar here and there thrown in but it still seems to be missing that special originality that separated them from the rest and just sounds like a standard Trash/Hardcore Metal album. Not there worst album and has room to grow on you. Download tracks Hypure, Z28 and Stingway.

best so far....

this album is different then most privious aibums, it sounds sorta like a very brutel "wisconsin deathtrip" with slight (dark) traces of "start a war" in their as well. but each static-x album keeps on getting better and better as time goes on. tracks to get: lunatic,z28,tera-fied,sting wray, you am i, and grind 2 halt. or you could just buy the full album and listen to it from start 2 finish either way it is a great album.


OK im gonna get straight to the point about cult of static - ive noticed there is a few things that static x dont do anymore.Songs as eg kill your idols and dirt house have back ground sounds done by guitars but you dont hear that in cult of static, only these days just guitar solos done by the amazing koichi (nothing wrong with that).I have also noticed that wayne static dos'nt do any melodic clean vocals any more. in wisconsin death trip and shadow zone ive noticed melodic vocals but not in cult of static.I have to admit though another great fantastic album.Those boys nail great albums that they release every time.worth buying and worth cranking on the stereo-Absolutly love it.


Formed: 1994 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Static-X's roots trace to the Midwest, where vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static grew up in Michigan and drummer Ken Jay in Illinois. They ended up in Chicago separately and met at the record store where Jay worked, introduced to one another by Smashing Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan. Static and Jay decided to head west to California and start up a new band. Shortly after their arrival, Osaka native Koichi Fukada responded to the duo's ad and became their new guitarist, as well as programmer. Bassist...
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  • $16.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: 13 March 2009
  • Parental Advisory

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