The Best of Coal Chamber

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The Best of Coal Chamber
Greatest hits album by Coal Chamber
Released August 10, 2004
Recorded 1994-2002
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal,
gothic metal, industrial metal
Length 42:06
Label Roadrunner
Producer Josh Abraham
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CDNow 4/5 stars

The Best of Coal Chamber is a compilation album by the Californian nu metal band Coal Chamber, released through Roadrunner Records on August 10, 2004 on CD.[2] The album mixes several tracks from their 3 studio albums, Coal Chamber, Chamber Music, Dark Days, recorded from 1994 to 2002. It received 3.5 stars from Allmusic.[1]

Background[edit]

The first five tracks of the album are all featured on Coal Chamber's self-titled debut album. The album was recorded at NRG Recording, North Hollywood, CA in 1996. Produced by Jay Gordon through Roadrunner Records, the album has been certified Gold by the RIAA, with an excess of 500,000 copies in the United States.[3] A special edition version of the album was released in 2005, featuring 6 extra tracks. The live footage on the special edition was shot at the Whiskey A Go Go in LA, CA, 1996, which was included in Kerrang! 100 greatest gigs of all time.[4]

On September 7, 1999, Roadrunner Records released Chamber Music. There are 18 tracks on the album, 4 of which are featured on The Best of Coal Chamber. Dark Days is the third studio album by Coal Chamber. It was recorded in 2001 and released on May 7, 2002. "Fiend", a track featured on this compilation, is the album's only single. Its music video found airplay on Uranium, which also featured an interview with the band.[5]

Reception[edit]

The compilation did not receive many reviews by critics. Allmusic gave the album 3.5 out 5 stars, but did not publicize any further reviews.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Album Length
1. "Loco"   Coal Chamber 4:15
2. "Oddity"   Coal Chamber 3:19
3. "Big Truck" (Hand-on-Wheel Mix) Giving the Devil His Due 3:31
4. "Sway"   Coal Chamber 3:35
5. "Clock"   Coal Chamber 2:59
6. "Not Living"   Chamber Music 3:50
7. "El Cu Cuy"   Chamber Music 4:22
8. "Tyler's Song"   Chamber Music 2:49
9. "My Mercy"   Chamber Music 4:04
10. "Fiend"   Dark Days 3:01
11. "Something Told Me"   Dark Days 3:24
12. "Dark Days"   Dark Days 3:40
13. "Beckoned"   Dark Days 4:03
14. "One Step" (Chop Shop Mix) Giving the Devil His Due 2:39

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Best of Coal Chamber - Coal Chamber". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ "ROADRUNNER 'Best Of Coal Chamber' - Coal Chamber" Roadrunner. Retrieved 2010-03-01
  3. ^ RIAA - Gold & Platinum. Retrieved 2010-03-01
  4. ^ Kerrang! Kerrang! 100 greatest gigs of all time. Retrieved 2010-03-01
  5. ^ YouTube - Juliya Interviews Coal Chamber for Uranium on MMUSA