Amen (Amen album)
|Studio album by Amen|
|Recorded||Indigo Ranch, Malibu, California|
|Genre||Alternative metal, hardcore punk|
Amen is the second album by the American band Amen and their major label debut. It was released on September 21, 1999. The first track on the album, "Coma America," became the band's first single. In 2001 the album was reissued with the B-sides from the Coma America single as bonus tracks.
This album was recorded entirely by Casey Chaos on vocals, bass and guitar, and Shannon Larkin on drums. However, the full live line-up was complete. It featured Sonny Mayo, Shannon Larkin and John Fahnestock who had all joined after their last band, Snot, split up following the death of Snot vocalist Lynn Strait.
The band have since dispersed, and the only members currently still remaining are Casey Chaos (live and studio). Recently John Fahnestock has returned to his position as live bassist.
Roadrunner Records has made a new edition of this album including the four unreleased songs from the single of Coma America. Amen had already changed labels at the time, and Casey deeply encouraged the fans not to buy this new edition which was only some marketing strike from Roadrunner Records.
In 2007, Metal Mind Productions plans to re-release the album with the bonus tracks from the Roadrunner re-release. All the tracks will be digitally remastered and the CD will be pressed on a gold disc and limited to 2000 hand-numbered copies. The band was not involved in any way and only learned of it through a post on their official message board.
(All songs written by Casey Chaos)
- "Coma America" – 2:18
- "Down Human" – 3:44
- "Drive" – 3:08
- "No Cure For The Pure" – 3:23
- "When A Man Dies A Woman" – 3:30
- "Unclean" – 2:50
- "I Don't Sleep" – 2:25
- "TV Womb" – 2:38
- "Private" – 3:12
- "Everything Is Untrue" – 4:19
- "The Last Time" – 2:16
- "Fevered" – 2:28
- "Broken Design" – 2:23
- "Resignation/Naked & Violent" – 4:09
- "Whores of Hollywood" – 1:45 (Limited Edition)
- "Lovers are Killers" – 2:55 (Limited Edition)
- "Life Crime" – 1:23 (Limited Edition)
- "Black God" – 4:14 (Limited Edition)
- Casey Chaos – vocals
- Sonny Mayo – guitar
- Paul Fig – guitar
- John Fahnestock – bass guitar
- Shannon Larkin – drums