Los Angeles' Coal Chamber burst from the same scene as Korn, but their textured, aggressive Metal sound indeed has its own identity. Groove-heavy and progressive, with a hearty dose of fiery vocals and detuned murkiness. Think Black Sabbath filtered through a child of the '90s Hard Rock CD collection and you have a fair idea. The group is in the midst of a massive, endless world tour for their most recent effort, Chamber Music, released on Roadrunner Records last year. Equally rockin' openers Mindless Self-Indulgence, Ultraspank and the ultra-heavy Relative Ash, who are gearing up for the release of their debut, Our Time With You ..., on Island/Def Jam, should get you ready for some serious neck-snappin', fist pumpin' fun.
At Annie's on Saturday.