The Height of Callousness

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The Height of Callousness
Spineshank The Height of Callousness.jpg
Studio album by Spineshank
Released October 10, 2000
Recorded Mushroom Studios; Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Genre Industrial metal, nu metal
Length 37:10
Label Roadrunner
Producer GGGarth
Mike Sarkisyan
Tommy Decker
Spineshank chronology
Strictly Diesel
(1998)
The Height of Callousness
(2000)
Self-Destructive Pattern
(2003)

The Height of Callousness is the second album by the American industrial metal band Spineshank. It was released on October 10, 2000 by Roadrunner Records. The title is taken from a phrase in A Clockwork Orange.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Allmusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5 but praised the band's energy, saying that "The Height of Callousness is a super-charged silver bullet of 11 aggressive tracks that will get your blood flowing as if you're engaged in a stock car race gone haywire." CMJ described the album as, "Machine-charged cybercore with computerized samples aligning the band with the likes of Fear Factory and Rammstein.",[2][3] the album sold over 150.000 units.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Asthmatic" (Tommy Decker, Mike Sarkisyan) – 3:30
  2. "The Height of Callousness" (Decker, Sarkisyan) – 3:02
  3. "Synthetic" (Decker, Sarkisyan) – 3:09
  4. "New Disease" (Decker, Sarkisyan) – 3:14
  5. "(Can't Be) Fixed" (Decker, Sarkisyan) – 3:12
  6. "Cyanide 2600" (Jonny Santos, Robert Garcia, Decker, Sarkisyan)– 3:10
  7. "Play God" (Garcia, Santos, Sarkisyan) – 4:02
  8. "Malnutrition" (Decker, Sarkisyan) – 3:30
  9. "Seamless" (Santos) – 3:44
  10. "Negative Space" (Santos, Sarkisyan) – 2:39
  11. "Transparent" (Santos, Sarkisyan) – 3:53

Digipak bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Perfect Ending" – 3:48
  2. "Full Circle" – 3:26
  3. "The Height of Callousness" (Force Fed Integrity mix) – 3:20
  4. "Asthmatic" (Punctured Lung mix) – 4:29

Note: On the American version of the digipak release, track 15 was changed from "The Height of Callousness" (Fist Fuck Integrity mix) to "Asthmatic" (Punctured Lung mix).

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Jonny Santos – vocals
  • Mike Sarkisyan – guitar, co-producer
  • Robert Garcia – bass, backing vocals
  • Tommy Decker – drums, electronics, co-producer

Credits[edit]

  • GGGarthProducer
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Andre "The German" Wahl – Engineering
  • Scott Ternan – Assistant engineer
  • Anthony "Fu" Valcic - programming
  • Frank Gryner – Mixing, Additional recording, Additional programming
  • Scott Humphrey – Mixing, Additional recording, Additional programming
  • Amir Derakh - song arrangement
  • Dan Burns – Assistant mixer
  • Ben "Hairy Toes" Kaplan – Digital editing
  • Alex "The Condor" Aligizakis – Assistant digital editor

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 Heatseekers 13
Billboard 200 183
Top Independent Albums 23
2001 UK Albums Chart 104

Single(s)[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "New Disease" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 33
UK Singles Chart 84

References[edit]