Machine review by Static-X

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  • Released: May 22, 2001
  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 4
  • Overall Impression: 4
  • Reviewer's score: 4.7 Poor
  • Users' score: 9.3 (12 votes)
Static-X: Machine

Sound — 6
Tight and produced, in terms of sound, it wasnt that bad. But it does'nt make up for the fact that the actual music is terrible. That is, unless you happen to like lots of 2-note riffs. I personally don't.

Lyrics — 4
Not particularlly good lyrics. Wayne Static is not sounding too good. He definately cannot sing, his lyrics are lacking in meaning. But, to be fair, theyre not too much worse than other lyrics by standard nu-metallists. Therefore, if you dig that stuff, disregard my negative view. Even though many other bands in the genre do pull it off better...

Overall Impression — 4
Avoid this album. The lack of talent on this Cd is horrid. 2-note riffs are key, standard rock beats on every song, and not very good singing. If the reason you want to buy this album is for its "heaviness", don't waste your time. Maybe you could thrash to it for a week, tops, but after that, you'd probably kicking your own ass for buying such a piece of shit album. You've been warned.

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    i doubt youve ever been in a band because if you ever have you would know how hard it is to put songs together like this in a tight fasion...even if they are easy riffs which they are
    The riffs are easy, so what? The quality of the music makes up for it, and Machine is one of Static-X's greater cds. It doesn't diserve a low rating, in which you gave it. Their genre of music is Industrial Metal, so they compose of different diverse sounds as well as their guitar riffs. They don't have to sound like Brutal Death metal.
    Dude, this was the most one-sided review I've ever read. As long as the riff sounds good, it doesnt matter.