Cult of Static

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Cult of Static
Studio album by Static-X
Released March 17, 2009
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Industrial metal, groove metal
Length 42:11
Label Reprise
Producer Wayne Static
John Travis
Static-X chronology
Cannibal Killers Live
(2008)
Cult of Static
(2009)
Singles from Cult of Static
  1. "Stingwray"
    Released: February 17, 2009
  2. "Z28"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Terminal"
    Released: 2009

Cult of Static is the sixth and final studio album by industrial metal band Static-X, and was released on March 17, 2009. The album's first single "Stingwray" was released and made available on the band's MySpace page on February 17, 2009. The title is a reference to the die-hard fans who have supported the band for so long.[1]

Album information[edit]

Though "Lunatic" was the first single for the album, the song previously was released on the Punisher: War Zone soundtrack. The song is based partially on a warrior, similar to the Punisher character, and was re-recorded for the album to feature a guitar solo by Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine. The album was produced by John Travis, who also produced Static-X's previous album Cannibal.

Cult of Static continues the band's use of guitar solos and the songs feature more samples and electronic sounds than the previous album, Cannibal. "Stingwray" is available on iTunes and on Static-X's Myspace. This is also the first Static-X album without a title track, and the second not to have one of the 'Otsego' songs on it.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania 7/10[2]
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[5]
CDNow 3.5/5 stars
IGN 7/10[6]
Revolver 3.5/5 stars (May 2009, p.069)
Rock Sound 7/10[7]
Sea of Tranquility 5/5 stars[8]
USA Today 1.5/4 stars[9]

The album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week, making it the band's highest charting album since 2001's Machine and the album received mostly positive reviews from music critics.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Wayne Static, except where noted.

  1. "Lunatic" (Tony Campos, Static) – 3:35
  2. "Z28" (Campos, Static) – 3:09
  3. "Terminal" – 3:38
  4. "Hypure" – 4:15
  5. "Tera-Fied" – 5:19
  6. "Stingwray" (Campos, Static) – 4:10
  7. "You Am I" – 3:00
  8. "Isolaytore" – 2:46
  9. "Nocturnally" – 3:49
  10. "Skinned" – 3:34
  11. "Grind 2 Halt" – 4:56

Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[13] 33
The Billboard 200[14] 16
Digital Albums[14] 16
Rock Albums[14] 4
Hard Rock Albums[14] 2
Tastemakers Albums[14] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Static-X: 'Cult Of Static' Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ Slayton, Marshall (2009-03-17). "Music - Static-X - Cult Of Static Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  3. ^ Van Horn, Jr., Ray. "Static-X - 'Cult Of Static'". About.com. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Cult of Static - Static-X". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  5. ^ "Static-X - Cult of Static CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  6. ^ Kaz, Jim (2009-04-07). "Static-X - Cult of Static Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Faye (2009-03-27). "Static - X - Cult Of Static | Reviews". Rock Sound. 
  8. ^ Ward, Scott (2009-03-18). "Review: 'Static-X: Cult Of Static'". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  9. ^ Shriver, Jerry (2009-03-17). "Static-X, Cult of Static: Drill, Baby, Drill". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Holds At No. 1, While "Twilight" Bites". Billboard. 2009-03-25. 
  11. ^ "Special Download from Best Buy "Cult of Static" CD". static-x.com. 
  12. ^ "Static-X: New Album Title, Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-12-09. 
  13. ^ "Australian chart positions". australian-charts.com. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Cult of Static - Static-X". Billboard.