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Roots of Annihilator & Coal Chamber

Posted on February 12, 2008

Definitive 'Best Of' mid-price releases from the bands that have helped shape the label, with liner notes from musicians that have been heavily influenced by them. All CD's are remastered and include many rare and unseen photos. Due out August 8th....

Nu-Metal innovators Coal Chamber specialised in raw, brutal, down-tuned sound a la Pantera and White Zombie that was tinged by influences like goth, hip-hop, and hardcore. They scored a U.S. Gold album and Kerrang! Award for “Best International Newcomer” with their classic 1997 debut.

Coal Chamber - The Best Of
1. Loco
2. Oddity
3. Big Truck (Hand-On-Wheel Mix)
4. Sway
5. Clock
6. Not Living
7. El Cu Cuy
8. Tyler's Song
9. My Mercy
10. Fiend
11. Watershed
12. Something Told Me
13. Dark Days
14. Beckoned
15. One Step (Chop Shop Mix)

Canada's answer to Metallica? The Eddie Van Halen of thrash metal? Both these terms could have easily applied to Annihilator and it's mastermind, lead guitarist and songwriter Jeff Waters. Debut album 'Alice In Hell' remains a Thrash classic, while follow-up 'Never, Neverland' delivered Roadrunner's first UK Top 40 album.

Annihilator - The Best Of
1. Crystal Ann
2. Alison Hell
3. W.T.Y.D.
4. Wicked Mystic
5. Word Salad
6. Phantasmagoria
7. Human Insecticide (live)
8. The Fun Palace
9. Road To Ruin
10. Stonewall
11. Never, Neverland
12. Imperiled Eyes
13. I Am In Command (live)
14. Set The World On Fire
15. No Zone
16. Phoenix Rising
17. Brain Dance
 

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