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 Post subject: 'Static-X - Cannibal (#4496)'
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Static-X - Cannibal
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Quoted: 60 / 100


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:48 am 
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I enjoyed the album and the review and basically agree with everything you said except for the fact that Wayne Static's voice has grown on me. This album is nowhere near amazing or groundbreaking but the band is definitely getting better and I'd put them miles ahead of any other nu-metal band.

On a side note, their live show is actually really good and is what turned me on to the band a year ago. The techno elements are taken away and the songs are heavier and more abrasive when played live.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:58 am 
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Nu-metal or industrial metal, Zad?

No offense, but this review shows someone straining not to bash a band. Rather irresponsible and ignorant writing, if you ask me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:41 am 
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Afro Lint wrote:
Nu-metal or industrial metal, Zad?

No offense, but this review shows someone straining not to bash a band. Rather irresponsible and ignorant writing, if you ask me.


What? I never said they were Nu-Metal now, I said that they were survivors of the Nu-Metal scene.

And I disagree completely. My point was that it's easy to bash the band, but if you listen they're not that bad. Pity that this album has so few good songs. 60/100. What would you give it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Zad wrote:
Afro Lint wrote:
Nu-metal or industrial metal, Zad?

No offense, but this review shows someone straining not to bash a band. Rather irresponsible and ignorant writing, if you ask me.

What? I never said they were Nu-Metal now, I said that they were survivors of the Nu-Metal scene.

And I disagree completely. My point was that it's easy to bash the band, but if you listen they're not that bad. Pity that this album has so few good songs. 60/100. What would you give it?

Maybe I'll have to re-read it, but yesterday it seemed like the review was full of backhanded negative comments followed by a declaration of "But I do sort of like them."

And maybe I don't get the "nu-metal survivor" comment. They really were never nu-metal. They have more in common with bands like Skrew and Drown and Monster Voodoo Machine than the nu-metal scene.

Anyway, I'd give the album a 70 out of 100, probably. I think it's very good, but I actually think where it stumbles is when they try to go for that thrashy metal style. I don't think that works. This band is best when they groove. Still a decent album, and I respect that they tried something a little different; I just think they should try to reinvent what they're great at, not try to move into a new direction.

And I hate the album cover.

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Now it's cool. :dio:


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Much better indeed...


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A couple good songs, the rest seem like filler. They are nu-metal-ish in the fact that they don't have solos and a simple song structure. The music is pretty heavy and quite addictive, though, and very much "effective" at motivating you to do some crazy stuff. I listen to a lot of music while riding my bike, Static-X is one of the bands most often in my ears!


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