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Static-X's blunt-force-trauma melding of industrial rock, thrash metal and futuristic disco is back on the band's fifth studio album, Cannibal. From the carnivorous title track to the throat-punching grooves of "Destroyer," "Goat" and "Electric Pulse," Cannibal boasts the harshest, most stripped-down music Static-X has ever recorded. This is the clean version.
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Unfortunately for them, people liked their first cd too much!
When 'Machine' came out, people thought is wasnt as 'energetic' as the first cd, because every song wasnt going crazy. "Shadow Zone" was a 'complete' sellout because they attempted to cut back on the effects a little and add a miniscule amount of melody. 'Start a War' was supposedly "not as good" as 'Wisconsin...' and sounded tired.
What the hell can this band do that is right for the people yet gives them (as musicians)a little room to try something new? Thats the problem, and i feel bad for the band for that reason! They cant, and i think they now know that.
Now onto 'Cannibal'. This cd is a little stripped down, as in not having loops or effects on every second of the disk. I find this to be a plus! It shows they are relying more on being a band instead of relying on effects to carry a song. They find and use effects that work for the particular song instead of using them to appease "Wisconsin Death Trip" fans to the point of overkill. This cd is more of a mix of 'Start a War' and 'Machine'. The heaviness is there in layers, but there is just enough melody to make it click.
Best Tracks are : Cannibal, No Submission, Destryoyer, Reptile (Weird and heavy But extremely cool) and 'Electric Pulse'. But i am sure that list will grow with more listens. There are a few Guitar solos that surprise. Adding a more 'Metal' feel to the cd.
Bottom Line : If you liked them before, youll still love them. There really isnt much of a difference from prior efforts, but the songs are kick as*. You can put all their cds in a disc changer (including this one) and hit the random button without thinking twice. Lyrically, Wayne will never win writing awards, we'll just leave it at that. The funky, thick grooves are there in droves though, which is the reason to have it!
Dont listen to people who say this is not as good, or anything else. Its a pure STATIC-X cd. I think the band has come full circle and realize they can not do much in the little 'niche they created. But we wouldnt have it any other way.. I dont see many admiring them for at least their consistancy, so i will!! Thanks! Good to know you can still spend $12 and be happy.
I'm also not a person who wanted this to be Wisconsin Death Trip part II. I like bands that play with their sound and evolve, which is what Static-X has done while also keeping their distinctive sound. I don't want to buy the same CD over and over.
I might have agreed with the people on these reviews that the songs are not catchy, had I not listened to the CD multiple times. I knew before I listened to the CD that they were going for a stripped down, raw sound, but when I first listened to it I thought it was kind of forgettable. Over the past few days I've been able to listen to the CD about 10+ times (I'm an art student with a lot of time to listen to music) which is the only reason I feel I can give a fair opinion so soon since buying it. I can say now that I completely disagree with people saying that none of the songs are memorable. In fact after a few listens this CD really hooked itself into my brain and took over.
So I'm just going to break down the songs:
1. Cannibal - Love the beginning of the song, so odd and a nice wake up. Nice intro track to get you into the feel of the album.
2. No Submission - You can mosh to it, you can dance to it. Love it.
3. Behemoth - Awesome, a great blend of techno and rock. Love the trippy guitar solo.
4. Chemical Logic - One of my favorites. It's fast it's weird and I like that odd distorted voice.
5. Destroyer - I find it odd that this is the first single. It's a decent, catchy mid-tempo track, but it's not the best example of the overall sound of this album.
6. Forty Ways - I love this track so much. It's probably one of my favorite songs they have ever done.
7. Chromo-matic - This track is OK, good but not great.
8. Cuts You Up - Another one of my favorites, for some reason the chorus of the song reminds me of White Zombie.
9. Reptile - The weakest track on the album. The bouncy verses remind me of System of a Down. The song just doesn't mesh together very well.
10. Electric-Pulse - A decent track. Similar to Destroyer, catchy but not the best track.
11. Goat - Different track, starts with a mellow beat and builds to a kind of cool slow-grind kind of song. My only minor complaint is that the rhythm of the verse is really similar to "Wisconsin Death Trip."
12 Team Hate - A nice driving track to close out the album, another one that you could mosh to or dance to.
If I had to give a comparison to their previous albums I would say this album is kind of like Wisconsin Death Trip + Machine with a stripped down attitude.
Keep Disco Evil, and keep up the good work Static-X.
The simple facts are that Static-X is a lot of fun. Are they the most talented musicians out there? No. But Wayne and co. know how to write some catchy tunes that are fun to headbang to. They have perfected what they do, and in my opinion, this is their best album since Wisconsin Death Trip. In the grand scheme of things, I think that their popularity has simmered down quite a bit from 1999-2000, but they make new music regularly, and it is always a solid effort. I don't know about all the negative reviews, because I am sincerely enjoying this album for what it is: a stripped down, hook-filled, in your face, "evil disco" opus.