Chamber Music

Chamber Music

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by Coal Chamber
     
 

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In retrospect, White Zombie was one of the most influential metal bands of the '90s -- their breakthrough album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1, relied more on camp theatrics than catchy melodies or guitar riffs, and the follow-up, Astro-Creep 2000, featured an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink production that camouflaged the simplicity of the music.

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In retrospect, White Zombie was one of the most influential metal bands of the '90s -- their breakthrough album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1, relied more on camp theatrics than catchy melodies or guitar riffs, and the follow-up, Astro-Creep 2000, featured an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink production that camouflaged the simplicity of the music. Like many of the more popular alternative metal bands of the late '90s, Coal Chamber owe something to White Zombie's musical approach, often relying on noise, texture, and sheer aggression to put their music across. In following up their debut, Coal Chamber follows the White Zombie blueprint to a tee on its second album, Chamber Music, expanding the production palette to include electronic/industrial sounds, a bit of updated goth (i.e., more by way of Marilyn Manson than Bauhaus), and even a few orchestrations. In pure sonic terms, all of this means that Chamber Music is a better listen than its predecessor, and since it packs just as much of a wallop, it can be seen as a step forward. Plus, in the wake of Orgy's successful cover of New Order's "Blue Monday," there's yet another inexplicable alt-metal cover of an '80s pop song, this time Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" (performed with special guest Ozzy Osbourne).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/1999
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861865924
catalogNumber:
618659
Rank:
64871

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coal Chamber   Primary Artist
Ozzy Osbourne   Vocals
Jay Baumgardner   Keyboards
Amir Derakh   Keyboards,Micro Moog
Aimee Echo   Vocals
Josh Abraham   Keyboards
Rayna Foss   Bass
E. Blue   Keyboards,Vocals
B. Dez Fafara   Vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen   Keyboards
Mike " Bug" Cox   Drums
Miguel "Meegs" Rascon   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

DJ Lethal   Contributor
Anthony Valcic   Programming
Brian Virtue   Programming,Engineer
Amir Derakh   Percussion Programming
Coal Chamber   Artwork,Package Concept
Phil Western   Programming
Chad Fridirici   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Programming,Producer
B. Dez Fafara   Art Direction
Georgie the Pug   Sound Effects
Brian Levine   String Arrangements
Mike Parnan   Engineer
Mike " Bug" Cox   Art Direction
Miguel "Meegs" Rascon   Composer,Art Direction

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Chamber Music 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coal chamber definately has talent,mixing semi-tech with rock makes them stand far out from backstreet boys and those other boy bands and low lifes.Along with Korn,Marilyn manson,limp bizkit,and ozzy they truly rule rock together proving their creativity through music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coal Chamber has been the best on my list ever since their first album. And anybody who disagrees with me needs therapy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coal Chamber is so awesome, all those other people who wrote reviews did it wrong, you can't compare Coal Chamber with other bands because they have their own sound and are totally unique, they can rock out all hardcore on tracks like ''Feed My Dreams'' and ''Tragedy'', yet they can get soft, mellow, and so touchingly deep on tracks like ''My Mercy'', this is totally an awesome cd that everyone should own, so get it:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coal Chamber is very orginal. They write their own music and they have their own sound. I love how they can play hard and mellow music. I also think it's awesome that they have a girl bassist. Not a lot of bands would have a girl bassit. I love how they mix some techno with their hard rock sound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago