Giving The Devil His Due review by Coal Chamber

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  • Released: Aug 19, 2003
  • Sound: 6
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (4 votes)
Coal Chamber: Giving The Devil His Due
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Sound — 6
Coal Chamber have produced some excellent dark metal music over the years. Giving The Devil His Due is basically a 17 track album full of remixes of the best of Coal Chamber, plus six demos, the live version of BIG TRUCK and a catchy bonus track called HEADSTONES AND THE WALKING DEAD. Giving The Devil His Due is not the best work by the masters of metal, for the lack of metal and the overdose of 'hip-hop' vibes.

Lyrics — 10
Dez, Meegs, Nadja and Mike certainly have a way with words. The lyrics written by them are pure, but in a way humerous. Dez Fafara (vocals) sounds just as harsh as ever and after listening to the live version of BIG TRUCK, you can tell that Dez is a talented individual and Coal Chamber are not a talentless, manufactured band.

Overall Impression — 8
I have to admit, Giving The Devil His Due is not the best work by Coal Chamber, but this album must have a place in any metal-heads CD collection. The best thing about this album is that it has a more up-beat vibe than the other work by Coal Chamber, but somewhere in the album, you can feel a part of the original work by this truly talented band who have sadly parted but you can catch Dez in his new band 'Devil-Driver'.

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