Static Thought used to be one of those typical Hellcat streetpunk bands that wasn’t bad at all at playing that kind of music. I never really got into them because streetpunk just isn’t my thing. I thought they called it a day back in 2010 but here you go… a new album. And a new sound!
While there are still some streetpunk influences lingering around (the vocal delivery at times, gang vocals), you’d be hard-pressed to find a lot of the other clichés that plague the genre. Instead all of the songs on here take unexpected twists and turns and have this Fugazi-like urgency about them that wasn’t there before. Shall we call it progressive streetpunk? Or post-streetpunk? Whatever. Point is that Static Thought released a damn fine album with this self-titled release that is worth checking out and friggin’ hard to classify. For the adventurous among us!
Apparently the band did call it a day shortly after the release which would be a damn shame if it’s true!