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no,no and thrice no
on 23 August 2007
static x are a band that have never shook the metal worlds foundations,they have a hearty following but no real claim to the throne and with album number 5 proper there claim is now looking very unlikely for what my opinion is worth.
Alot of bands mess up when they go commercial,many people consider that fact,of course that leads to new fans and money,hard one to weigh up perhaps,static x have done the opposite and ditched their pop metal stylings as perfected on 2003s brilliant shadow zone and gone for a more metal album with vicious vocals in places and this to me is their downfall as they arent really good at it,well certainly not when you place this alongside the new albums from machine head and devildriver.
This album reveals itself to be devoid of good,simple melodies that gave the band stature for me,and the riffs are very basic along with some dodgy lyrics that put wayne static to shame in places,not the worst album i have ever heard but the song 'reptile' could well be the worst i have ever heard,shame,shame boys,you fouled the ball.