Bleach has had a variety of sounds in their 8 years together. They started out with an edgy rock sound on their first album, then on their sophomore release, Static, they added some techno elements and different guitar parts. But it's hard to put Static into the category of "techno rock." That really just doesn't describe this album. Bleach's Static is a very unique blend of sounds and stands out from any other Christian album - ever. I couldn't name another album like this from any band that impressed me so much.
To start the album off, Bleach puts on the "in your face" look with "Static" and "Super Good Feeling." The latter track is the song that really got Bleach the attention they deserve when it made a major impact on Christian rock radio around the country. I still hear this song being played occasionally, almost 5 years later. "Rundown Town" is next, a slow but calm and unique track that almost puts you in a daze if you're not careful.
A rude awakening comes next with "Land of the Lost," my personal favorite of the album. Cowbells, tambourines, techno beats and hand claps make this track exceptional. Bleach's message is loud and clear as well, boldly stepping out and stating "I can be the one... to show him how to live today." "Hurricane" and "Warp Factor Five" make this album even more unique with their sound effects and fast/slow/fast beats.
"Rock N Roll" and "Lonestar" are highlights of the album as well, with great sounds and cool vocals. "Code of the Road" is likely Bleach's best ballad of all time, and the acoustic sound is a great pause from the fast paced tone of the rest of the album. "Waving Goodbye" closes the album on a perfect note.
This is my favorite release from Bleach, and once you've heard it, it's impossible not to fall in love. Be sure to check this one out. As they say, it's a humdinger.- Review date: 3/1/03, written by Spencer Priest of Jesusfreakhideout.com
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