Chamber Music (Coal Chamber album)

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Chamber Music
Coal Chamber-Chamber Music.jpg
Studio album by Coal Chamber
Released September 7, 1999
Recorded Hoboken, New Jersey 1998–1999
Genre Nu metal, industrial metal, alternative metal, gothic metal
Length 55:14
Label Roadrunner
Producer Josh Abraham
Coal Chamber chronology
Coal Chamber
(1997)
Chamber Music
(1999)
Dark Days
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
CDNow 4/5 stars
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars

Chamber Music is the second studio album by American nu metal band Coal Chamber, released on Roadrunner Records on September 7, 1999.

Content[edit]

With this record, Coal Chamber purposely distanced their sound from that of Korn and White Zombie who they were often compared to because of the prominent influence on Coal Chamber's debut album. Many of the songs on Chamber Music are notably more melodic than that of its predecessor and could perhaps make it the group's most accessible record. Their cover of Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey," featuring guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne, helped launch the band into the mainstream music scene as well. A music video was produced for "Shock the Monkey," and the song received notable radio airplay for a time, the album sold over 270,000 copies in the US.[2]

The song "What's in Your Mind?" opens with a lengthy example of backmasking.

The song "Tyler's Song" was featured on the soundtrack in the film Scream 3.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mike Cox/B. Dez Fafara/Rayna Foss/Miguel Rascón except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Mist" (Instrumental) 0:43
2. "Tragedy" 2:51
3. "El Cu Cuy" 4:22
4. "Untrue" 3:26
5. "Tyler's Song" 2:49
6. "What's in Your Mind?" 3:55
7. "Not Living" 3:50
8. "Shock the Monkey" (Peter Gabriel cover feat. Ozzy Osbourne) 3:42
9. "Burgundy" 2:11
10. "Entwined" 3:49
11. "Feed My Dreams" 2:55
12. "My Mercy" 4:04
13. "No Home" 5:09
14. "Shari Vegas" 3:16
15. "Notion" 3:27
16. "Anything But You" 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1999 Chamber Music UK Albums Chart 21

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1999 "Shock the Monkey" UK Singles Chart 90
1999 "Shock the Monkey" US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 26

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