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|1. Bien Venidos|
|2. Get To The Gone|
|4. Black And White|
|5. This Is Not|
|6. Otsego Undead|
|8. Structural Defect|
|9. ...In A Bag|
|10. Burn To Burn|
|12. A Dios Alma Perdida|
If you thought Static-X might mellow out after its hair-raising debut album Wisconsin Death Trip went platinum and incessant touring brought together hardcore fans everywhere, then you don't know Wayne Static. The band's second album, Machine, is even hearvier and darker. Alternative Press has named the album one of the most anticipated of 2001. For Static-X, the trip continues with a new Machine.
The aptly titled sophomore outing, Machine, is the worthy, if expected, follow-up to Static-X's debut, Wisconsin Death Trip. The intense, mechanised, futuristic metal found here comes across as a thrash version of Orgy, with a dollop of Ministry and a dash of Powerman 500 tossed in for extra punch. The intense, short bursts that are "Get to the Gone" and "This Is Not" are forceful and demanding, thanks to Static's growl-scream and the rhythmic power of the music. The spooky "Cold" and epic album closer, "A Dios Alma Perdida", would be suitable for a horror-movie soundtrack, while "Otsego Undead" kicks off with a welcome organic drum sound, though the song never really goes anywhere--a problem that resurfaces throughout Machine. Indeed, the album's revved-up vibe, monster riffs and irresistible energy are all ultimately held down by a dearth of memorable songs. --Katherine Turman
Top Customer Reviews
1.Bien Venidos: Starts off with clapping and cheering of people while a band in the background starts playing some Spanish traditional music, making it seem like a concert. I think it's meant to be humorous and it's too short to give a score to.
2.Get to the Gone: A great song probably the best out of all the songs. It starts off with Wayne screaming his lungs out while the guitars shred insane riffs and the drums sound unstoppable, like a motor, and the rest of the song is just moshable, a great song. 10/10
3.Permanence:Pretty decent song, better than some of the singles it's well good-8/10
4.Black and White: Pretty good single, not too impressed because the riff sounded too much like Korn's "Need To" off their S/T-7/10
5.This is Not:The first single off Machine, it has that familiar Static-Xish feeling and a great anger song.-9/10
6.Ostego Undead-It was ehhh, had too many techno/industrial elements for my liking, others might like this-4/10
7.Cold-A really great song, on my list it's second best (right after Get to the Gone). I'm so glad that this was a single. -10/10
8.Structural Defect-A pretty good song after the intro, good song to headbang to.-6/10
9....In A Bag-Not a bad song, not a great song, just mediocre.-5/10
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This CD is ok. Not great. Just average. I liked a few songs quite a lot, such as This is Not and Get to the Gone. These sounded like they fit in with WDT. The rest is just kind of like the average metal band. Don't we have enough one hit wonders out there?
Oh, one more thing, the review writers who thought Static-X included some techno in their music clearly have never listened to any real techno in their life. Having electronic attributes to the music does not make it techno.
'Cold' is as mellow as it gets on this CD for a vocal song, other than the machine-like 'A Dios Alma Perdida'. From the danceable, fast and driving 'Machine' and 'Structural Defect' (neither of which I can listen to sitting still, I have to get up and move to it!), to the thrashing, screaming sounds of 'This Is Not', 'In A Bag', and 'Get To The Gone' to the techno-metal sound of 'Permanence' and 'Otsego Undead', this is one CD that will never get boring or let you down when you want to be up. An absolute must have for aficionados of metal, thrash, techno, or all three.
As a footnote, check out the Queen of the Damned Soundtrack to hear Wayne Static sing 'Not Meant For Me' which displays his mellower vocals and also the 2nd best scream ever done in Rock n Roll. (1st scream still belongs to The Who-Won't Get Fooled Again)
Bien Venidos 4/5 - An intro that really doesn't fit with the rest of the CD. It is Spanish music and clapping.
Get To The Gone 4.5/5 - a very powerful start to Machine. 4.5 stars because it gets old after a while.
Permanence 4.5/5 - I like this song, but it is fairly simple so I gave it 4.5 out of 5.
Black And White 5/5 - the CD's first single and the best song yet. Simple, but it flows well and the bass is excellent.
This Is Not 5/5 - the CD's second single. Starts off with a techno-industrial sound and then changes into Static-X's traditional powerful, but simple, guitar riff.
Otsego Undead 4/5 - Very simple. Has decent use of drums, but is not up to the level of This is Not and Black and White. Not only that, but the song was originally made for the Dracula 2000 soundtrack, so in my opinion it is a filler.
Cold 5/5 - used in the movie queen of the damned. Slower than most of the tracks on the CD, but just as good as the CD's singles. Decent guitar work.
Structural Defect 4.5/5 - good song. Decent lyrics (with the exception of the loud yelling of STRUCTURAL DEFECT in the middle of the track). That part can be very annoying, and to make it worse there is an echo that lasts for like 20 seconds. You'd have to listen to it to know what I'm talking about.
...In A Bag 4.5/5 - not a bad song, doesn't really stand out in any way at all. Not really to the level of quality of the CD's 5 star songs, but ok anyway.
Burn To Burn 4/5 - same as a lot of the songs on this CD. Simple, heavy, and it sounds mechanical (that's why it's called industrial).Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
this Cd is freakin awsome and their are no reasons why some of these people bash Machine, one guy compared it to linkin park, linkin park is NOT METAL, Static X is. Read morePublished on June 29 2004
bein veidos- 10/10 thats a funny intro
get to the gone- 10/10 god this song is fast but its awsome
Permanence- 10/10 a good song slower than get to the gone
black... Read more
I have heard some terrible bands in my lifetime, but Static-X EASILY takes the cake (and, against stiff competition such as Linkin Park, Trapt, Smile Empty Soul, and Three Days... Read morePublished on June 17 2004
When someone tells me there is a better song than 'Cold', this album remains one of the best.Published on March 22 2004 by Laura
The follow up to Wisconsin Death Trip and the first cd of theirs i listened to...ITS AWESOME. The track gets your ear drawn from the hilarious 30 second + polka interluede then... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by thejmyster
This cd is great and it is very explosive with an in your face sound that blows you away!!! The guitars are great as well as the drums just not as heavy as WDT! Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by Alex
I remember when Machine hit stores. I went and got my copy as soon as possible. I've loved Static-X for a long time and couldn't wait to get their new cd "Machine". Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Richard M
Out of the 3 you have to pick your most and least favorite. This is my least favorite, but that doesn't mean it sucks, this album is great. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by K. Adkins
This album itself is a machine! Opening up with 'Get To Gone,' and refusing to take it's foot off of the throttle until the very last song. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003 by Rebecca Lyle