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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.   Smash the Control Machine
  3.   Remember to Forget
  4.   Lords of War
  5.   Down
  6.   In Cold Blood
  7.   Confrontation
  8.   Breed
  9.   Fists Fall
  10.   Not To Touch the Earth
  11.   Warhead
  12.   Blood Pigs
  13.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  14.   Eet the Children
  15.   T.R.I.C.
  16.   Fillthee
  17.   Perfectly Flawed
  18.   Home Grown
  19.   My Confession
  20.   Apex Predator
  21.   Battle Ready
  22.   I, Alone
  23.   Invisible
  24.   Ghostflowers
  25.   Milk of Regret
  26.   House of Secrets
  27.   Possession
  28.   Stay
  29.   March of the Martyrs
  30.   Crooked Spoons
  31.   Nein
  32.   Suicide Trees
  33.   Jonestown Tea
  34.   Emtee
  35.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  36.   Blood Hungry Gods
  37.   Angry Rivers
  38.   Communion
  39.   Noose & Nail
  40.   Brother
  41.   Requiem
  42.   Shattered Pieces
  43.   Self-Made