House of Secrets (album)

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House of Secrets
House of secrets.jpg
Studio album by Otep
Released July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 44:21
Label Capitol
Producer Greg Wells
Otep chronology
Sevas Tra
(2002)Sevas Tra2002
House of Secrets
Wurd Becomes Flesh
(2005)Wurd Becomes Flesh2005
Singles from House of Secrets
  1. "Warhead"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Buried Alive"
    Released: 2004

House of Secrets is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Otep, produced by Greg Wells (Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, Mika), and released in 2004. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 93. The video for the song "Warhead" made the top ten videos of 2004 on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

Music and lyrics[edit]

The album features elements of several musical genres including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, alternative rock, alternative metal, extreme metal, funk metal, hip-hop, ambient and spoken word. The album is noted for having lyrical topics about insecurity and self-loathing. However, the song "Warhead" has extremely political lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

1."Requiem"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells2:40
2."Warhead"Otep Shamaya, Jason Mcguire3:29
3."Buried Alive"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells, Rob Patterson3:42
4."Sepsis"Otep Shamaya, Jason McGuire3:29
5."House of Secrets"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells4:02
6."Hooks & Splinters"Otep Shamaya, Jason Mcguire, Greg Wells3:33
7."Gutter"Otep Shamaya1:02
8."Autopsy Song"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells3:42
9."Suicide Trees"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells6:26
10."Nein"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells, Rob Patterson4:13
11."Self-Made"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells3:40
12."Shattered Pieces"Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells4:11
Total length:44:21
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]



  • Producer: Greg Wells
  • Executive producer: Otep Shamaya
  • Engineers: Brian Scheuble, Greg Wells
  • Assistant engineers: Dan Beeston, Monique Mizrahi
  • Mixing: Greg Wells
  • Mastering: Roger Lian, Howie Weinberg
  • A&R: Ron Laffitte
  • Art direction: P.R. Brown
  • Design: P.R. Brown
  • Photography: P.R. Brown


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 93


  1. ^ "House of Secrets Review". Retrieved 22 April 2011.