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  • Audio CD (2 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B000067NVE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,013,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This band started off with an amazing debut, it was hard hitting, powerful and generally amazing.
They followed this up with another amazing album, Chamber Music, with this album they had decided to head in a new direction, to escape the label of "Nu-Metal", the second album was full of emotion, shown by the actual singing on the album rather than just shouting.
They followed up two amazing albums with a third, Dark Days is a fantastic album, which goes back to the "spooky core" feel of the first album, but doesn't forget everything they learnt on the second. It has the heavy undertones, but mixes the growls singing, screaming and shouting of Dez's vocals.
This band are really held together by the energetic frontman, but they now seem to have found their own and each others strengths on this album.
They are amazing
Just because the second album wasn't well recieved, and they haven't been around for the last two years, doesn't mean that they should be forgotten, Buy heis Album.
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Back in '97 'spookycore' kids Coal Chamber were one of the first bands to jump on the nu-metal bandwagon with their much-praised self-titled debut. Their cartoon-goth image made them a love/hate band and the attempted 'mature' sophomore album ('Chamber Music') flopped rather badly; understandably therefore 'Dark Days' (their third album) is a very important one. Predictably, they've tried to cross the harder and faster dance-floor driven first album sound with their recent more varied and mature experimental approach.
It's certainly effective on menacingly heavy tracks like 'Something Told Me', 'Dark Days' and the relentless 'One Step'. Dez's distinctive vocals and the usual Coal Chamber sound (loud/quiet structure, with plenty of energy in the bass/drums driving the songs along) providing some of the band's better moments. Elsewhere, the softer approach certainly works too; 'Friend?' for example being far more convincing than similar tracks from Chamber Music.
This is certainly a good album, but one can't help feeling it's a slight re-tread of past ground and Coal Chamber should've been much bigger now with all their early promise.
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By A Customer on 7 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
After a few years touring, Coal Chamber decides to spend some quality time together writing an album people will love one hell of a lot more than 'Chamber music'. (clap--clap--clap) Well done! This album is an absolutely amazing record from the quartet, and is definately one of the best Nu-metal albums of the twentyfirst century. Coal Chamber have the originality of Korn, the power of System Of A Down and the harsh, angry and bitter feelings of Raging Speedhorn. In short, they are everything that is good with nu-metal. The problem is that they don't have the respect or fanbase they deserve. This album is twice as good as - the gods of under 14's - korns last four albums and just as good as their first. With highlights of the album being single 'Fiend', and off the Resident Evil movie soundtrack 'Something Told Me', and definately no dark spots, this is the greatest album the band is likely ever to have.
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By A Customer on 25 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
After 3 years of intense consultaion, Coal Chamber have found the perfect formula for a metal song: take one riff, minimum 3 notes, and play it over and over again. Slam in some frantic drumming. Add one or two vocal lines, repeat all the way through the song. Finally get the bass to play exactly the same as the guitar, with maybe the odd slapped note to liven it up. Follow these instructions 15 times, with the same riff but a slightly different rhythm. Result? A smash hit...
Common advice is when you're in a hole, stop digging. Desperate to win back fans of the self titled debut ( like me!) after there dodgy goth foray, Coal Chamber have dug themselves into a mine that only INNOVATION can help them get out of now. Unfortunately Road Runner doesnt believe in innovation...
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I wasn't too sure about this cd when I first got it. Sure it has some serious riffs and explosive drumming, but i found it a little repetitive. But there's no doubt 'Dark Days' grew on me. Although the basic style of the tracks are quite similar, there is enough variation in the sound to warrent serious interest. Standout tracks are the single release 'Fiend' which is very angry and has some great riffs. Also check out the pit friendly 'One Step', the very different 'Rowboat' and Resident Evil soundtrack fave 'Something Told Me'. If you like a bit of heavy Nu-Metal (Slipknot, American Headcharge etc.) I reckon you'll like it, but 'heaviest-band-I-listen-to-is-Linkin Park' style rock fans should stay clear for fear of being bored, Coal Chamber don't say 'Yo' very much, which may put you guys off.
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Format: Audio CD
Think of the first album, "coal chamber" and then times it by ten!! thats how good this is! They have really got it right this time and with songs such as "empty jar" and "one step" there are anthems in the making. I'm sure you have all heard "fiend" and know how good it is, well the other songs are the same if not better!! They have chosen great tracks for 'queen of the damned' (something told me) and 'resident evil' (glow). the guitaring and bass on this is superb and you can feel how deep these songs go! You can also see where they have tried to experiment a bit, to great success...unlike chamber music this is spot on! Buy this album if you know what is good for you!!!
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