Smash the Control Machine

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Smash the Control Machine
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Studio album by Otep
Released August 18, 2009
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 64:39
60:39 (w/o silence)
Label Victory
Producer Ulrich Wild
Otep chronology
The Ascension
Smash the Control Machine
Singles from Smash the Control Machine
  1. "Smash the Control Machine"
    Released: June 30, 2009
  2. "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
    Released: January 25, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Smash the Control Machine is the fourth studio album from Otep. It was released on August 18, 2009. A deluxe edition was released with a bonus DVD as well. The pre-release package also contained a T-shirt featuring the album cover and a poster of the cover. The album sold 10,400 copies in its first week of release to debut at #47 on The Billboard 200 chart. It was produced by Ulrich Wild, who worked with bands such as White Zombie, Static-X, Bleeding Through, and Pantera. It is also the final album to feature long-time bassist Jason "eVil J" McGuire.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Otep; all music composed by Otep.

No. Title Length
1. "Rise, Rebel, Resist" 3:59
2. "Sweet Tooth" 4:21
3. "Smash the Control Machine" 3:44
4. "Head" 5:11
5. "Numb & Dumb" 4:26
6. "Oh, So Surreal" 4:21
7. "Run for Cover" 3:35
8. "Kisses & Kerosene" 4:12
9. "Unveiled" 3:28
10. "UR A WMN NOW" 4:19
11. "Serv Asat" 2:30
12. "Where the River Ends" 11:57
13. "I Remember" (Hidden Track) 8:34
  • The title of track 4 in some editions is "Head of Medusa".
  • "Where the River Ends" ends at 7:57 followed by 4 minutes of silence leading to the hidden track.
  • Serv Asat is an anagram for 'Art Saves', like the title for their 2002 debut album, Sevas Tra.
  • The song "Rise, Rebel, Resist" also appears on the official soundtrack to the video game Saints Row: The Third, where it can be heard on the in game radio station, 106.66 The Blood.



In 2010, Otep was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Music Artist" for the album Smash the Control Machine during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.[2]