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)
House of Secrets
(2004)
Wurd Becomes Flesh
(2005)
Singles from House of Secrets
  1. "Warhead"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Buried Alive"
    Released: 2004

House of Secrets is the second 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Requiem" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 2:40
2. "Warhead" Otep Shamaya, Jason Mcguire 3:29
3. "Buried Alive" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells, Rob Patterson 3:42
4. "Sepsis" Otep Shamaya, Jason McGuire 3:29
5. "House of Secrets" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 4:02
6. "Hooks & Splinters" Otep Shamaya, Jason Mcguire, Greg Wells 3:33
7. "Gutter" Otep Shamaya 1:02
8. "Autopsy Song" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 3:42
9. "Suicide Trees" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 6:26
10. "Nein" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells, Rob Patterson 4:13
11. "Self-Made" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 3:40
12. "Shattered Pieces" Otep Shamaya, Greg Wells 4:11
Total length: 44:21
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • 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

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 93

References[edit]

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