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  • Audio CD (May 22 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B00005J79E
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 149 customer reviews
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1. Bien Venidos
2. Get To The Gone
3. Permanence
4. Black And White
5. This Is Not
6. Otsego Undead
7. Cold
8. Structural Defect
9. ...In A Bag
10. Burn To Burn
11. Machine
12. A Dios Alma Perdida

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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

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By A Customer on Dec 24 2003
Format: Audio CD
I thought this album was very disappointing, (because I think their debut album Wisconsin Death Trip kicks so much ass) but this album is great for die-hard fans of Static-X, it took me several tries to listen to the other songs, but I found myself skipping most of the songs and going right to the singles. I decided to write this review while listening to the entire album, I thought it was pretty damn good after listening to it all the way (but not too good).
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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I was a big fan of Wisconsin Death Trip. I think that's one of the best CD's ever put out. The music, art, and overall feel had an high tech, semi industrial, almost anime style to it. It was smart and edgy, but most of all it was unusual. Static-X had a sound like no other, and it was good. So then what happens? They lose Koichi, and hire Tripp Rex Eisen. Now I don't know where they found this guy, but you can tell he's such a nice guy when he thanks Koichi for leaving the band. Yeah, real sweetheart. I hope someone reminds him not to let the door hit him on the way out, because Koichi's absence seems to be the reason the whole uniqueness of the band is gone.
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.
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System Of A Down thrash meets Rob Zombie Techno Metal! I play this on my way to work every morning and call it the Wake Up With Wayne Show. No one can scream out lyrics better than Wayne Static. If you want songs that can brutally pound out a beat and love a loud, gravelly, screaming lead with actual vocal talent, Static-X is for you.
'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)
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By A Customer on Jan. 30 2003
Format: Audio CD
Not a bad CD and a decent follow up to Wisconsin death trip. The guitar work is even simpler in Machine, but fits well with the electronic programming. This band isn't given enough credit and is very underrated.
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).
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