Static X

Shadow Zone

Warner Bros.

After popping in Static X’s latest release, Shadow Zone, and opening the liner notes, the first thought on anyone’s mind would most certainly be “Gadzooks!! Wayne Static’s hair is karazy!” After the music actually starts, that thought would undoubtedly change to “Zoinks! What is this noise coming out of my speakers?!” Yes, it’s true. The fact of the matter is that Static X’s brand of techno-industrial nu-metal, with the gruff staccato vocals and down-tuned buzz saw guitars, is just not pleasing to the ears. The end result is a one-dimensional, all-out boring album. Highlights include the dance-themed “Shadow Zone” and the driving “Otsegolectric,” but really, you shouldn’t waste your time.

Rating: 2 stars

– Glenn Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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