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Classic Album Review: Static-X | Wisconsin Death Trip

The California sludgetronica quartet make an inauspicious debut.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Brian Eno once famously quipped that everybody who bought the first Velvet Underground album back in the ’60s went out and started a band.

Well, nowadays it seems like everybody who heard White Zombie’s last album had the same idea. California sludgetronica quartet Static-X obviously wore out their copy (not to mention their copies of Ministry’s and Korn’s latest). This inauspicious debut album delivers 40 minutes of cartoon-metal riffage and pounding grooves with gruff, barking vocals and rapid-fire raps. The only thing these X-men apparently can’t copy is Rob Zombie’s wicked sense of humour. Now this is industrial waste.