Confession (album)

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Studio album by Ill Niño
Released October 8, 2003
Recorded Water Music Studios in Hoboken NJ and Mirror Image Recorders in New York City
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal, latin metal
Length 47:07
Label Roadrunner
Producer Bob Marlette
Dave Chavarri
Cristian Machado
Ill Niño chronology
Revolution Revolución
One Nation Underground
Singles from Confession
  1. "How Can I Live"
    Released: September 2003
  2. "This Time's for Real"
    Released: 2004
  3. "Cleansing"
    Released: 2005[1]

Confession is the second album released by the American heavy metal band Ill Niño. The album debuted at #37 in the Billboard Top 200 with first week sales of 27,863.[2] It has been their most successful album to date, selling nearly 500,000 copies in the United States.[citation needed] The album features several elements and influences of alternative metal. It was the last album to feature Marc Rizzo, who left during recording to join Soulfly, and also the first to feature Ahrue Luster, formerly of Machine Head.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Te Amo...I Hate You"   3:33
2. "How Can I Live"   3:17
3. "Two (Vaya Con Dios)"   3:23
4. "Unframed"   3:23
5. "Cleansing"   3:45
6. "This Time's for Real"   3:27
7. "Lifeless...Life..."   2:47
8. "Numb"   4:06
9. "Have You Ever Felt?" (feat. Max Illidge of 40 Below Summer) 3:18
10. "When It Cuts"   2:48
11. "Letting Go"   3:18
12. "All the Right Words"   4:08
13. "Re-Birth"   2:54
14. "How Can I Live / Como Puedo Vivir" (Spanish Version) 3:08


  • "Have You Ever Felt?" is featured in the game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the Xbox 360.
  • There is also a Spanglish version of "How Can I Live" which features the verses in Spanish with the chorus in English. This track appears on the "How Can I Live" Single.
  • Demos tracks include: "About Them", "Every Day", "Make Me Feel" and "When It Cuts (demo)".
  • Acoustic versions of "How Can I Live" and "This Time's for Real" were also recorded live at the AAF studios.
  • "When It Cuts" is featured in the PlayStation Portable game Infected.
  • "How Can I Live" is featured in the horror film Freddy vs. Jason and appears on the soundtrack.
  • "I'll Find a Way" is featured on the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Cave, entitled as "I'll Find The Way".


Cristian Machado – vocals
Dave Chavarri – drums
Laz Piña – bass
Jardel Paisante – guitar
Marc Rizzo – guitar (on tracks 2, 4, 6-8, 10-15)
Ahrue Luster – guitar (on tracks 1, 5, 9, 16 and 17)
Danny Couto – percussion
Omar Clavijo – keyboards, turntables, programming
Joe Rodriguez – additional percussion
Max Illidge – additional vocals (on track 9) (40 Below Summer, Black Market Hero)
Mikey Doling – additional guitar (on track 3) (ex-Snot, ex-Soulfly, ex-Abloom, currently Invitro)


[3] [4]

  1. ^ "Cleansing" (single). Ill Niño. Roadrunner Records. 2005. 
  2. ^ "ILL NIÑO: Billboard Top 200-Entry!". 2003-10-08. Retrieved 2003-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Amazon". Retrieved 2003-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Roadrunner Records". Retrieved 2003-10-08.