Sound — 9
"Start A War" by Static-X is a great album if you like heavy metal. Static-X is an industrial metal band, they mix heavy metal and techno; there are a lot of heavy guitar riffs on this CD and there is also some keyboard and techno stuff too. The song, "Brainfog", is all techno and programming. The guitars and drums sound great, but the bass isn't too amazing; there are only a few good basslines on this CD. "I'm The One" has great guitar riffs, "Dirthouse" has amazing drums, and "Set It Off" has good bass.
Lyrics — 9
Wayne is a great singer, he is a very "angry" singer. He just sounds really pissed off in songs like "The Enemy" and "Pieces". Most of the songs are about hating people or killing people. In the song, "I Want To F--kin' Break It", Wayne just screams a lot. Wayne sings really fast sometimes, like in "Otsego Amigo", it's really awesome. The backing vocals by Tony Campos are really awesome, especially in "Otsego Amigo. The singing skills are amazing and so are the songs, even though they don't have any true meanings behind them.
Overall Impression — 9
If you like heavy metal, just get this album. My favorite songs on this album are "Dirthouse", "The Enemy", and "Otsego Amigo". This is an amazing album, I love the heavy guitars and drums, but I think it would be better if there were basslines that stand out instead of blending in with the guitar. If this CD were stolen or lost, I would buy it again and get their new album called "Cannibal".