This review covers the industrial metal track Static-X – Push It.
This track was released in 1999 on the album Wisconsin Death Trip. It also made an appearance on a number of video games. An example is the Playstation game Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes.
The track starts with two quick snare hits before the guitars and drum kit take over. Chord guitars are added part way through.
From there, the vocals take the track into the first verse. Shortly after, they go into the main chorus as well. Some delay effects are added to the vocals. Quickly, they go back into the next verse, then the main chorus again.
After a second or so of instrumental, the vocals go into the bridge. An instrumental section then takes over before the bridge is repeated.
In the next verse, a 303-like synth is added. A brief instrumental section hits before going back to the verse with the synth. Right after, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. More delay effects are added before the track ends.
A characteristic of this track, if you couldn’t tell by the seemingly speedy rundown, is the fact that this is a very fast paced track. On top of it all, it’s also a rather short track. While it plays well with some of the themes of the track, it also makes the track a bit more fleeting.
With that said, this track also has a whole lot going for it as well. For one, the vocals sound great. They not only are articulate, but they also add some… interesting for a lack of a better term… sounds throughout. As such, they actually have a rather distinct sound which is good to hear.
The guitars also sound great. They have a very nice heavy sound in some parts. In other parts, they simply hit higher notes. Because of this, the track gets a rather interesting flow.
In addition, the added synth is a nice added touch that accentuates the last portions of the track. It is a nicely thought out addition to the overall sound.
Overall, this is a very solid track worth listening to. It has great vocals, nicely done guitar work, and even a small amount of synth added to it for that little extra touch of creativity. My only complaint is that it’s short which makes this track a bit more fleeting then it should have been. Still, it’s a track well worth listening to.