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Static-X - Shadow Zone

5.00
Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2003-10-07 Year: 2003
Label: Warner Music
Genre: Industrial
Producer: Josh Abraham
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The industrial numetal X-men Wayne Static,Tony Campos and Tripp Eisen are back with their 3rd album and the long awaited follow up to the cool "Machine"(2001) with the awesome video "Cold",one of my favorite songs that year as a matter of fact!
Former drummer Ken Jay has been replaced by Josh Freese(A Perfect Circle) on this album but only as a guestdrummer,the production is probably the most outstanding thing about the album just like it is with other similar bands such as Marilyn Manson and Korn too.
Josh Abraham has done a tremendous job in finding the best possible sound for this type of music,it?s like a Star Wars production and I enjoy every minute of this album.
Most songs are very short around 3 minutes and never gets boring to get through because there are a few tunes that are similar to eachother,but that?s no problem the way I see it....this is rock with muscles and works just fine played loud!
The last track "Invincible" shows a more melodic side to the band and has become my favorite candy of these numetal snacks,"Otsegolectric" pumps you up real fast with it?s Marvel superhero groove and leaves nothing left for imagination.
SHADOW ZONE clears your mind and takes all your agression out the very instant,this album is not a classic piece of work but it sure is a solid strong effort that is worth the high cost of today?s CD prices.
I have always thought that Static X sounds like if Jonathan Davies(Korn) would have a band with Jay Gordon(Orgy),pretty close don?t you think?!

Tracklisting 1. Destroy All
2. Control It
3. New Pain
4. Shadow Zone
5. Dead World
6. Monster
7. The Only
8. Kill Your Idols
9. All In Wait
10. Otsegolectric
11. So
12. Transmission
13. Invincible


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