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Artist: Static-X
Album: Start a War
Genre: Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal
Release Date: June 14, 2005


Given the recent passing of Static-X front man Wayne Static, I decided to chose one of their albums for this week and move the album I had originally selected to next week. Static-X was an industrial/alternative metal band from California, but they broke up a few years ago on some not very amicable terms. Unfortunately do to the untimely death of Wayne Static at only 48 years of age this past weekend we will never get to see a reunion.


Start a War is easily my favorite Static-X record and it was one of my first introductions to metal along with Disturbed's Ten Thousand Fists, Avenged Sevenfold's City of Evil, Mastodon's Leviathan, and Bullet for my Valentine's Hand of Blood EP thanks to the amazing soundtrack of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I have fond memories of racing through Rockport with "Skinnyman" blasting.


My personal favorite tracks from the album are the aforementioned "Skinnyman," as well as "I'm the One," "Night Terrors," "Set It Off," and "Dirthouse," but the entire album is very solid. Start a War is a great listen all the way through with an aggressive sound and a pretty diverse lineup of songs. If you haven't heard of Static-X this is a great album to start off with. Take a listen below!

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