Review by Ken|
4 stars out of 4
By the time I was into the 6th track on 'Chamber Music', I realised without
a doubt that Coal Chamber have recorded one of the best rock albums of
1999. Really, it's THAT good. Just listen to anything from "El Cu Cuy"
to "Tyler's Song" and "My Mercy" and you'll see that's there's really no
argument. To call the band a hardcore outfit would be unfair; because
they're so much more than that. What struck me the most is the strong
melodic quality to the music here, suggesting an intelligence that far
exceeds the limited trappings of the aggressive music tag more commonly
associated with the band's name. Most of the songs here also possess
subtle religious and spiritual overtones, yet at the same time maintain
a sinister and foreboding edge to them. If there's any justice, this band
should sell millions of records.