Chamber Music (Coal Chamber album)

Chamber Music is the second studio album by American nu metal band Coal Chamber, released on Roadrunner Records on September 7, 1999.

Chamber Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1999
RecordedHoboken, New Jersey 1998–1999
GenreNu metal
ProducerJosh Abraham
Coal Chamber chronology
Coal Chamber
Chamber Music
Dark Days
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
CDNow4/5 stars
Sputnikmusic3/5 stars


With this record, Coal Chamber purposely distanced their sound from that of Korn and White Zombie who they were often compared to because of the prominent influence on Coal Chamber's debut album.[2] Many of the songs on Chamber Music are notably more melodic than that of its predecessor. Their cover of Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey," featuring guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne, helped launch the band into the mainstream music scene as well. A music video was produced for "Shock the Monkey," and the song received notable radio airplay for a time, the album sold over 270,000 copies in the US.[3]

The song "What's in Your Mind?" opens with a lengthy example of backmasking. The song "Tyler's Song" was featured on the soundtrack of the film Scream 3.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Mike Cox/B. Dez Fafara/Rayna Foss/Miguel Rascón except where noted.

1."Mist" (Instrumental)0:43
3."El Cu Cuy"4:22
5."Tyler's Song"2:49
6."What's in Your Mind?"3:55
7."Not Living"3:50
8."Shock the Monkey" (Peter Gabriel cover feat. Ozzy Osbourne)3:42
11."Feed My Dreams"2:55
12."My Mercy"4:04
13."No Home"5:09
14."Shari Vegas"3:16
16."Anything But You"4:42


Guest musiciansEdit

Chart positionsEdit


Year Title Chart Position
1999 Chamber Music UK Albums Chart 21


Year Title Chart Position
1999 "Shock the Monkey" UK Singles Chart 83
1999 "Shock the Monkey" US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 26


  1. ^ "Chamber Music - Coal Chamber". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Chris Gramlich (1 October 1999). "Chamber Music review". Exclaim!. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "METALLICA NUMMER 3 DER SOUNDSCAN-ERA - Metallica Fanpage -".