Giving The Devil His Due Review

artist: Coal Chamber date: 10/27/2003 category: compact discs
Coal Chamber: Giving The Devil His Due
Released: Aug 19, 2003
Genre: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 20
 Sound: 7
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 8.3 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.7 
 Users rating:
 8.8 
 Votes:
 4 
 Views:
 171 
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overall: 7.3
Giving The Devil His Due Reviewed by: Spike6sic6, on october 17, 2003
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: This is actually a b-sides. Starting with one new song, "Headstones and the walking dead". Only the vocals are new tho, the rest was recorded a few years ago, but for some reason they never recorded vocals.Good old Coal Chamber sound,from their self-titled album to the agressive sound in Dark Days. There are a couple of demos and the sound is a little crappy on them but it's still good to listen to. // 8

Lyrics: Lyrics have never been their strong point. The singer, Dez, has an agressive voice and it fits well with the lyrics and music. // 6

Overall Impression: This is a b-sides, so I can't really compare it with the other albums. My favorite songs on this album are "Anxiety", "Apparition" and "Save yourself". If I lost it I probably wouldn't buy it again. This CD contains mixes of old songs, demos, 2 songs from soundtracks and 3 outtakes. Mixes aren't really different then the original ones so it's not really worth it, and the outtakes can be found on internet. If you are a real Coal Chamber fan, buy it, otherwise I wouldn't buy it. // 8

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overall: 8
Giving The Devil His Due Reviewed by: kittiecat, on october 27, 2003
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Sound: 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. // 6

Lyrics: 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. // 10

Overall Impression: 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'. // 8

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