Shadow Zone (Static-X album)

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Shadow Zone
Studio album by Static-X
Released October 7, 2003
Recorded Summer 2003
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 39:26
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Josh Abraham
Tom Whalley
Static-X chronology
Machine
(2001)
Shadow Zone
(2003)
Beneath... Between... Beyond...
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
CDNow 4/5 stars
IGN 3.0/10[2]

Shadow Zone is the third album by the band Static-X, released on October 7, 2003. It is the first Static-X album that guitarist Tripp Eisen helped write and record. Nick Oshiro joined after the recording process. However, "Shadow Zone" is Static-X's only album without the use of profane language. Shadow Zone marked a change in direction for the band; a more mainstream, melodic sound was introduced, featuring a lot less screaming and more clean vocals from frontman Wayne Static.

Album information[edit]

Wayne Static's vocal performance on Shadow Zone has been compared to Jonathan Davis of Korn and the review on Allmusic stated that on the song "So" he sounds like Layne Staley of Alice in Chains.[1] The band would continue with this change in style with their next album Start a War. The screaming featured on Shadow Zone is slightly different when compared to that from past albums; it's a higher-pitched, aggressive scream, rather than the heavier, lower-pitched growls from albums such as Wisconsin Death Trip and Machine. Songs such as "Destroy All", "Monster", and "Otsegolectric" feature a faster, punk/thrash-influenced sound. The album sold over 302,000 copies in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Wayne Static and Tripp Eisen, except where noted. 

Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Destroy All"   2:18
2. "Control It" (Static, Eisen, Tony Campos, Ken Jay) 3:05
3. "New Pain"   2:57
4. "Shadow Zone"   3:05
5. "Dead World"   2:47
6. "Monster"   2:14
7. "The Only" (Static, Eisen, Jay) 2:51
8. "Kill Your Idols"   4:00
9. "All In Wait" (Static, Jay) 4:01
10. "Otsegolectric"   2:39
11. "So" (Static) 3:40
12. "Transmission" (Static, Eisen, Campos, Jay) 1:38
13. "Invincible" (Static, Eisen, Jay) 4:05
14. "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (Japanese bonus track) (Ramones cover)" (Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone) 2:03

Chart positions[edit]

DVD version - X-Posed[edit]

Shadow Zone was available with a DVD called X-Posed. It was produced by Troy Wallace and Speedway Films & directed by Atom Rothlein.

Content[edit]

  • History of Static-X - Wayne Static and the band tell the history of Static-X up until 2003.
  • Push it - Live footage mixed with the album song.
  • The influence of Kiss - The band talks about how Kiss has influenced the band.
  • Fan Q&A - The band answers various questions asked by fans.
  • What about Static-X never changes - The band discuss things that have remained the same with the band.
  • Destroy All - Live footage mixed with the album song.
  • Recording "Shadow Zone" - Footage of the band in the studio recording Shadow Zone.
  • Picking Nick - The band discusses the process by which they picked Nick for the band.
  • Photoshoots - The band talks about their photoshoots.
  • Shadow Zone - Live footage mixed with the album song.

Personnel[edit]

Band
Session musicians
Production

References[edit]