Static Impulse

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Static Impulse
James LaBrie - Static Impulse.jpg
Studio album by James LaBrie
Released September 28, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Progressive metal, melodic death metal, progressive rock[1]
Length 50:44
Label InsideOut, Century Media
Producer Matt Guillory, James LaBrie
James LaBrie chronology
Elements of Persuasion
Static Impulse
Impermanent Resonance

Static Impulse is the second solo album and fourth solo project by Dream Theater lead singer James LaBrie released on September 28, 2010.[2] In late August 2010, LaBrie released two songs from the album titled "One More Time" and "I Need You".[3][4]

This album features a more melodic death metal approach while still keeping the progressive elements from the previous albums. The album features screaming vocals by drummer Peter Wildoer, while James LaBrie performs his usual clean vocals. In addition to the screaming vocals, and clean vocals, the album also feature backing vocals by keyboardist Matt Guillory making this the first album to feature his voice. Guillory also sang on the demo versions of all the album tracks.

Track listing[edit]


Standard edition[edit]

All lyrics written by Guillory and LaBrie except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "One More Time" 4:16
2. "Jekyll or Hyde" 3:46
3. "Mislead" 4:18
4. "Euphoric" 5:09
5. "Over the Edge" (Guillory, Sfogli, LaBrie) 4:20
6. "I Need You" 4:11
7. "Who You Think I Am" 3:57
8. "I Tried" 3:58
9. "Just Watch Me" 4:18
10. "This Is War" 4:30
11. "Superstar" 3:32
12. "Coming Home" 4:24

Limited edition Digipack bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
13. "Just Watch Me" (Demo)" 3:48
14. "Coming Home" (Alternative mix)" 4:23


Static Impulse was met with generally favorable reviews.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Express Radio [6] (6.5/10)
Danger Dog [7] 3.5/5 stars
The Music Cycle [8] 4/5 stars [9] 4/5 stars