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  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 2002)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B00004WMXQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Previously unhinted-at heaviness from the LA blast-rock act, on Roadrunner.

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Look beyond the headline-grabbing shock-rockers and public enemies that populate the thriving sphere of nu-metal, and there is an often-fascinating legion of young pretenders desperately eager to set the agenda. Spineshank, however, appear to have forgotten that it takes a little more than misanthropic attitude and clunkily applied samplers to spar with an Antichrist Superstar. Sure, The Height Of Callousness is deeply trendy, clenching the shouty industrial hip-hop template for all it's worth, and even hooking in sometime Rage Against The Machine producer GGGarth to work the controls--but with the likes of "New Disease" and, hmm, "Cyanide 2600" offering precious little content between their substantial clichés and self-deluded futurism, this is an album that just begs to be consigned to a pigeonhole. When this stuff works--see the electrified taboo pantomime of Static X's Wisconsin Death Trip, or the none-more-black gothic mass of NIN's The Downward Spiral--it's always because there's a splendidly contrary charisma acting as ringmaster to the whole bleak circus. Here? Well, let's just say that all this negativity isn't making any positives; by following the nu-metal rule book to the letter, Spineshank have rendered themselves entirely pointless. --Louis Pattison

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After downloading 'Synthetic' off napster, I realised this band were a huge force to be reckoned with. From the thumping opening track Asthmatic to the strangly hypnotic New Disease you soon realise how brilliant Spineshank actually are. I can't stress how much this album rocks, stand out tracks for me are (Can't Be) Fixed, Asthmatic, Transparant and Seamless. Spineshank are not, and I repeat not just another trendy nu-metal band, such as the dire Slipknot. And if you've only heard Spineshank's very average debut album 'Stricly Diesel' and thought it was too tame, buy 'The Height Of Callousness' now!
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This album has everything you could ask for from a heavy metal band...spit, screaming and ripping guitar riffs. Not for the faint-hearted, this latest offering from Spineshank beats seven bells out of their previous effort. Hidden amongst the crashing noise are some well-executed melodies and the sentiments expressed in the lyrics will appeal to everyone who's ever had a bad day and wanted to tell someone about it. Congratulations to Spineshank on a great, must-have album!
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Spineshank return with arguably the greatest metal album of 2001. 'Asthmatic' bursts in and is a classic from the start, with the shout along "I won't give in to you" part. Then it cuts straight to the manic 'Height Of Callousness' with the dance music beats in the back, almost every song on this album could be a single. Then there ARE the singles, 'Synthetic' and 'New Disease'. Without 'Synthetic', I would never have guessed Spineshank could be a good as they are. With it's melodic-to-scream style. Then there's 'New Disease' this is very techno, until halfway through the song when frontman Jonny Santos suddenly roars "GO!" and a big riff kicks in. Brilliant. '(Can't Be) Fixed' is a melodic riff-fest of a song, and very cool. 'Cyanide 2600' is nearly totally Jonny singing and screaming to a manic breakneck speed drum machine beat. An amazing song. 'Play God' is one of my mate's personal favourite's (he's a massive Spineshank fan) and is a great song, it's like a slightly fore tuneful 'Synthetic'. 'Malnutrition' and 'Seamless' are just riff-led scream fests. Nothing wrong with that, as they're good tracks. 'Negative Space' is an amazing track, and as usual with metal albums, it finishes with an epic. 'Transparent' is absolutely AMAZING, and NEARLY betters 'Synthetic'. But of course, it doesn't end there. 'Perfect Ending' is a great track, and should have been on the original album. Now there IS actually a track on here which (this will be controversial) BETTERS 'SYNTHETIC'. 'Full Circle' is better than every track on the album and I find no reason why this was not included on the original 'Height Of Callousness'. I could listen to that track all day. Next we have the two remixes. They're pretty cool, just the tracks mixed about with with a really manic dance beat added in. All round, my extreme album of 2001, hands down.
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the album they released before this was rubbish and the album they released after this was also rubbish but there is something about this one that i clicked with. its odd as they arent doing anything new or even different from what is already there but it is very very enjoyable to listen to. pretty good nu-metal/industrial riffs mingle with some very fearsome drumming and jonny santos singing/whinning(delete as applicable) and shouting and roaring away like a man possessed. the main thing that sets this album aside is that it is very cacthy, as even at its most chaotic on cyanide 2600 there is still a singable chorus, so game on to the boys. give it a go you may be pleasantly surprised.
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Less radio-friendly than many of their nu-metal contemporaries, Spineshank's second album easily surpasses their first, somewhat derivative record. The Fear Factory influences are obvious on tracks such as "Asthmatic" and "Malnutrition", but the Spineshank sound is still unique thanks largely to excellent vocalist Johnny Santos. Crushingly heavy, at times melodic, always powerful, "The Height of Callousness" should not be ignored.
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By A Customer on 15 Jun. 2001
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This is an amazing album which marks Spineshank's sound change as their last album never done well. The album holds great heavy screaming songs such as Asthmatic and (can't be) fixed. The clear stand outs on this album are New Disease and Synthetic. This is a must have for all nu-metal fans.
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I have had this album for quite a while now, and it never fails to astound me of its excellence!!!
With some albums uyou buy, thy get repetative and dull the more you listen to it. Not with these rockers! Everytime you pick it up it oozes class. Can't Be fixed is definitely the best there is and a certain must have for your collection!!!
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I've read the reviews made by everyone else and I agree with parts from both sides. This is one of those albums you either love or hate (Just look at the other reviews) A fairly good album but it does need some better stuff on it. The vocals from Jonny Santos are very strong with some screaming and some melodic singing. Loaded with emotion and energy

Asthmatic: Amazing album opener. Strong and straight to the point. Nice and aggressive in the verses, relaxing and emotional in the chorus. 9/10

The Height of Callousness: Another good song but not as good as the first one. Quite fast at the start, then slows down big time, then speeds up. All that in the first 30 seconds which makes people not like it although I like it 7.5/10

Synthetic: WOW!!! Nice screaming in the chorus and emotional melodic singing in the verses. The bridge is a really good build up and a very impressive roar from Santos 9/10

New Disease: Great song with it all being melodic singing. The guitars are very powerful and energetic 9/10

(Can't Be) Fixed: This is where the album goes a bit downhill. After this song the rest are easily forgetable. This was a song with amazing potential. Great guitars, powerful hard hitting drums and emotional vocals. The only problem with this is that Santos sings "I can't be fixed" too many times which spoils the song 7/10

The rest of this album is quite powerful but it's lacking what these first 5 songs have. Which is a special ingrediant which makes it more memorable. The rest of the songs are immedieately forgotten. On this version of The Height of Callousness you get 2 extra songs (The Height of Callousness and Synthetic) which are re-mixed by somebody. Force Fed Integrity and Punctured Lung. Personally I don't like them but but maybe you might
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