Unstable (album)

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Studio album by Adema
Released August 12, 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio Bay 7 Studios, Valley Village, CA
Genre Nu metal, post-grunge[1]
Length 40:48
Label Arista
Producer Howard Benson
Adema chronology
Insomniac's Dream
(2002)Insomniac's Dream2002
Singles from Unstable
  1. "Unstable"
    Released: June 13, 2003
  2. "Promises"
    Released: November 7, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
CDNow 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[1]

Unstable is the second studio album by the American nu metal band Adema, and is the final album to feature its full original lineup with Chavez and Ransom departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion, although they returned to the band in March 2017. The album was released on August 12, 2003 by Arista Records. It features the self-titled single "Unstable" and has sold about 400,000 copies worldwide. Many songs relied more on instrumentation and harmony instead of distortion in comparison to their previous album. It was less successful than their first album, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard 200 before quickly falling off the chart.

Track listing[edit]


All lyrics written by Mark Chavez; all music composed by Kris Kohls, Mike Ransom, Dave DeRoo & Tim Fluckey.

No. Title Length
1. "Co-Dependent" 3:28
2. "Rip the Heart Out of Me" 2:23
3. "Stand Up" 3:04
4. "Unstable" 3:12
5. "Promises" 4:16
6. "Blame Me" 3:55
7. "So Fortunate" 3:47
8. "Stressin' Out" 3:37
9. "Do You Hear Me" 3:26
10. "Let Go" 3:04
11. "Betrayed Me" 3:22
12. "Needles" 3:08
Total length: 40:48

Limited Edition DVD[edit]

  • "Unstable" (Video)
  • "Giving In" (Video)
  • "The Way You Like It" (Video)
  • "Immortal" (Video)
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Photo Gallery
  • Weblinks
  • & More!


Additional Musicians
  • Synth Strings on "So Fortunate" by Deborah Lurie
  • Produced by Howard Benson
  • Executive Producer: Antonio "LA" Reid
  • Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff at Bay 7 Studios, Valley Village, CA
  • Mixed by Alan Moulder at The Townhouse, London, England
  • "Unstable" Mix Engineer: Andy Saunders
  • "Needles" & "Stressin' Out" Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Skip Saylor Recording, Los Angeles, CA
  • Instrument Rentals Provided by Megawatt Rentals
  • Pro Tools Operator: Eric Miller
  • Pre-Production Pro Tools Operator: Patrick Shevelin
  • Pro Tools Editing: Vince Jones
  • Studio Drum Technician: Gersh for Drum Fetish
  • Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering, LA
  • A&R: Joshua Sarubin
  • A&R Administrator: Barbara Wesotski
  • Producer Coordinator: Dana Childs at Nettwek Producer Management
  • Career Direction: Scott Welch & Mark Botting for Mosaic Music Group
  • Legal Affairs: Terri DiPaolo
  • Business Management: Wayne Kamemoto for Gudvi, Sussman & Oppenheim
  • Booking Agent: Ethan Rose for William Morris Agency
  • Creative Designer: Joe Mana-Nitzberg
  • Art Direction & Design: Jeff Schulz
  • Photography: Joseph Cultice
  • Styling: Mandy Line

Singles and chart positions[edit]

(Credit allmusic.com)

2003 Unstable   Mainstream Rock Tracks  25
2003 Unstable   Modern Rock Tracks      38


  1. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (2003-10-02). "Recordings: Adema, Unstable". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian. "Unstable - Adema". Allmusic.