Within a mere two albums, industrial-metal quartet Static-X has taken uneasy listening to new depths. It’s as if the band and its vertically coifed leader, Wayne Static, attempted to give ”Ministry” a systems update — and failed. Thanks to advances in studio technology, Machine sounds faster and roars louder than its predecessor, but ultimately goes nowhere and says nothing. For a more tuneful experience, throw your iMAC into a threshing machine while bellowing words like cold, hate, and death.
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