Review: Static X should be considered a metal institution, not simply a band. Rising to prominence in 1993, when the industrial edges of debut album Wisconsin Death Trip attracted attention from then-burgeoning nu metal heads, they retained relatively consistent output for almost 20 years after that, during which time the line-up went through several iterations before disbanding a year before founder Wayne Static's death, in 2014.
Project Regeneration Volume 1 is a mighty return for this hammer-blow outfit, then, and given the evolutionary nature of their story so far it's a next chapter. And a step in some different directions. Of course there are still ferocious riffs and snarled vocals by the ravage load, but the synthy and electronic nuances that have long been audible are brought to centre stage here, not least on the death techno of 'My Destruction', and the psy-trance loops of opener 'Regeneration'.