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A hard-hitting, multifaceted, female-fronted metal outfit from Los Angeles, California, Otep got their start in late 2000, when singer/band namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon style of singing to a crew of musicians known only as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome began gigging around Los Angeles and scored a deal with Capitol solely on the strength of their live show (they'd not yet recorded a demo), releasing the Jihad EP the following year. Rumors of cannibalism and dabbling in the mystical arts helped add to their mysterious image, and they found themselves receiving nods of approval from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson himself for their antics. Their eighth live show ever was at 2001's Ozzfest, and Otep stepped back into the studio with Terry Date at the tail end of the year to record their full-length debut, Sevas Tra, which saw the light of day in the summer of 2002. That summer they again joined up with the Ozzfest tour, gaining a prime spot on the second stage. In 2004 the group released its sophomore effort, House of Secrets, which introduced elements of funk, hip-hop, and ambient into the group's melting pot of metal. Working with producer Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), Otep followed up three years later with Ascension and supported it on spring 2007 dates with Static-X. In 2009 the band signed to Victory Records and released Smash the Control Machine, which debuted at number 47 on the Billboard 200. Two years later the band followed up with its fifth full-length album, Atavist, the first Otep outing that did not feature longtime bassist eViL j, who left the group shortly after the release of Smash the Control Machine. Arriving in 2013, the conceptual Hydra would be the band's first album to rely solely on drum programming, while 2016's Generation Doom, their seventh studio long-player, saw Otep make the move to Napalm Records. ~ Bradley Torreano
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  1.   Song
  2.   Royals
  3.   Smash the Control Machine
  4.   Confrontation
  5.   Lords of War
  6.   Remember to Forget
  7.   Breed
  8.   Equal Rights, Equal Lefts
  9.   Not To Touch the Earth
  10.   Possession
  11.   Fists Fall
  12.   Blood Pigs
  13.   Down
  14.   Zero
  15.   In Cold Blood
  16.   Warhead
  17.   The Lord Is My Weapon
  18.   Jonestown Tea
  19.   Thots
  20.   My Confession
  21.   Eet the Children
  22.   March of the Martyrs
  23.   Battle Ready
  24.   No Color
  25.   Theophagy
  26.   Hag
  27.   Apex Predator
  28.   Stay
  29.   Unveiled
  30.   Communion
  31.   Crooked Spoons
  32.   Menocide
  33.   T.R.I.C.
  34.   God Is a Gun
  35.   Drunk on the Blood of Saints
  36.   Atom to Adam
  37.   Ur a WMN Now
  38.   Oh, So Surreal
  39.   Invisible
  40.   Ghostflowers
  41.   Perfectly Flawed
  42.   Shattered Pieces
  43.   Suicide Trees
  44.   House of Secrets
  45.   Buried Alive
  46.   Fillthee
  47.   More Fire
  48.   Generation Doom
  49.   On the Shore
  50.   Lie
  51.   Feeding Frenzy
  52.   Necromantic
  53.   Crush
  54.   Rising
  55.   I, Alone
  56.   Baby's Breath
  57.   Atavist Animus
  58.   I Remember
  59.   Numb & Dumb
  60.   Noose & Nail
  61.   Milk of Regret
  62.   Requiem
  63.   Nein
  64.   Hooks & Splinters
  65.   Sepsis
  66.   Sacrilege
  67.   Rise Rebel Resist
  68.   Autopsy Song
  69.   Breathing in the Fire
  70.   Feral Game
  71.   Voyeur
  72.   Blowtorch Nightlight
  73.   We Dream Like Lions
  74.   Skin of the Master
  75.   Where the River Ends
  76.   Sweet Tooth
  77.   Serv Asat
  78.   Run for Cover
  79.   Kisses & Kerosene
  80.   Head
  81.   Andrenochrome Dreams
  82.   Home Grown
  83.   Brother
  84.   Self-Made
  85.   Germ
  86.   Tortured
  87.   Emtee
  88.   Gutter
  89.   Bible Belt
  90.   Seduce & Destroy
  91.   Hematopia
  92.   Quarantine
  93.   Livestock
  94.   Crawling Up