Dark Days (Coal Chamber album)

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Dark Days
Studio album by Coal Chamber
Released May 7, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre Nu metal[1]
Length 41:15
Label Roadrunner
Producer Ross Hogarth
Coal Chamber chronology
Chamber Music
Dark Days
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
CDNow 4.5/5 stars

Dark Days is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Coal Chamber. It was recorded in 2001 and released on May 7, 2002.

Background and content[edit]

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose left the band after this album was recorded; she was replaced by Nadja Peulen, who had already previously replaced her for Coal Chamber's tours in 1999 during Rayna's pregnancy. This was the last studio album from Coal Chamber before they disbanded due to personal differences.

Dark Days is often regarded[by whom?] as the band's most aggressive and heaviest album; while past Coal Chamber albums had softer songs scattered throughout them, Dark Days stays mostly aggressive all the way through. Dark Days mostly combines the styles from the band's debut album with their second album Chamber Music, mixing the nu metal and alternative metal elements with the gothic metal elements from Chamber Music. Dark Days received mixed reviews from music critics but was more popular with fans.

On their last show, guitarist Meegs Rascón accidentally hit vocalist Dez Fafara on the head with his guitar, with Dez walking off stage only to reappear claiming that this was to be Coal Chamber's last show. Dez then released Giving the Devil His Due which was a collection of unreleased tracks, remixes, and demos by Coal Chamber. Afterward, he went on to start the band DevilDriver.

"Fiend" would be the album's only single. Its music video found airplay on Uranium, which also featured an interview with the band and the song "Glow In The Dark" was also most notably featured on the soundtrack of The Scorpion King.[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
1. "Fiend" 3:01
2. "Glow" 3:12
3. "Watershed" 2:37
4. "Something Told Me" 3:24
5. "Dark Days" 3:40
6. "Alienate Me" 3:18
7. "One Step" 2:39
8. "Friend?" 3:34
9. "Rowboat" (FLOOD cover; written by Simon Daniels, Buddy Gheen, Dave Casey, Robert Marlette) 4:49
10. "Drove" 3:13
11. "Empty Jar" 3:53
12. "Beckoned" 4:03


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