House Of Secrets Review

artist: Otep date: 12/01/2004 category: compact discs
Otep: House Of Secrets
Released: Jul 27, 2004
Genre: Rock
Styles: Goth Rock, Death Metal/Black Metal, Goth Metal
Number Of Tracks: 12
House of Secrets is an aggressive, brooding, dynamic, and ultimately boring offering from a band that has yet to find its own voice.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 8.7
House Of Secrets Reviewed by: im not mental, on december 01, 2004
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Sound: If Evanescence is Linkin Park with a chick singer, then Otep is like that compared to Tool or Mudvayne. The drumming is awesome, the guitar is nice and loud, and they have a very noticable bass. There's also a bunch of random sounds mixed in there, and the result is pretty scary. If it had the rating, I would give it a 4 1/2. // 8

Lyrics: Honestly, how many chicks do you know that can scream like this? When I first heard this, I thought they had a guy screamer and a chick singer. However, she doesn't really sing on this album too much. Warhead is obviously an anti-bush song, and the rest are very Tool - like lyrics. The compliance of the lyrics and the sound is excellent. // 10

Overall Impression: This band would be sort of a mix of Tool, Mudvayne, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but in a good way. I love Warhead, The Autopsy Song, Buried Alive, and House Of Secrets especially. It's not as heavy as what I've heard from the Jihad EP, but it's a lot darker. If it was stolen, I'd just ask my friend to burn me another copy. Again, I'd give the overall impression a 4 1/2. // 8

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