Static X “Cannibal

Are you a cannibal? Could you eat another human being?Speed metal band Static X is set to release its fifth album on April 3, an album titled ‘Cannibal.’

Members of Static X first head-banged their way into the metal world in 1999 with the release of their debut album ‘Wisconsin Deathtrip.’ Singles of the album included ‘Push it’ and ‘I’m with Stupid,’ which helped make the album go platinum.

In May 2001, the band released its second hit record ‘Machine.’ I became a fan of Static x after watching the music video for ‘Black and White.’ The song was the first single released off the album and topped the charts at #35.

The band’s third album titled ‘Shadow Zone’ changed my perspective of the band.

The album was released in October 2003. I can recall the album coming into the WIUV. I was very excited, only to find I only liked one song ‘Destroy All,’ which also happened to be featured on the ‘Need for Speed: Underground’ soundtrack.

Static X’s fourth album, ‘Start a War,’ saw minimal success. To be honest, I actually never knew the album was released until recently. Yet, when it came to producing the soundtrack for ‘Need For Speed: Most Wanted,’ Static X was not forgotten.

Static X has a pretty unique sound. I’ve never been to a Static X show, but the sound to the music gives you that dark rave feel. People dancing like lunatics in the dark underbelly of the city to techno-metal music. Not to mention, Wayne Static has a very unusual voice.

The first single off the new album is ‘Forty Ways,’ and has fast techno beat that reminds me of a song you’d hear in a martial arts film during a crazy fight to the death. About halfway through the song there is a sick little guitar solo. This song is definitely a favorite of mine.

The ‘Cannibal’ EP features two other songs from the upcoming album titled ‘Cannibal’ and ‘No Submission.’

Static X can easily be linked in with other Industrial speed metal bands like Rammstein, Powerman 5000 and Orgy.

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