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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.   Royals
  4.   Confrontation
  5.   Remember to Forget
  6.   Breed
  7.   Equal Rights, Equal Lefts
  8.   Lords of War
  9.   Down
  10.   Battle Ready
  11.   Perfectly Flawed
  12.   Warhead
  13.   Blood Pigs
  14.   Zero
  15.   Home Grown
  16.   Possession
  17.   Apex Predator
  18.   T.R.I.C.
  19.   Shattered Pieces
  20.   Seduce & Destroy
  21.   Fists Fall
  22.   Ghostflowers
  23.   Crooked Spoons
  24.   The Lord Is My Weapon
  25.   My Confession
  26.   God Is a Gun
  27.   I, Alone
  28.   Sweet Tooth
  29.   Run for Cover
  30.   Numb & Dumb
  31.   Milk of Regret
  32.   Nein
  33.   Autopsy Song
  34.   Serv Asat
  35.   On the Shore
  36.   Lie
  37.   No Color
  38.   Livestock
  39.   Voyeur
  40.   Hematopia
  41.   Atom to Adam
  42.   Unveiled
  43.   Emtee
  44.   More Fire
  45.   Feeding Frenzy
  46.   In Cold Blood
  47.   Eet the Children
  48.   Jonestown Tea
  49.   Thots
  50.   Fillthee
  51.   Generation Doom
  52.   Theophagy
  53.   Hag
  54.   Feral Game
  55.   Crush
  56.   Blowtorch Nightlight
  57.   Stay
  58.   Rise Rebel Resist
  59.   Invisible
  60.   March of the Martyrs
  61.   Noose & Nail
  62.   Brother
  63.   Requiem
  64.   Menocide
  65.   Sacrilege
  66.   Germ
  67.   Tortured
  68.   Necromantic
  69.   Rising
  70.   We Dream Like Lions
  71.   Skin of the Master
  72.   Drunk on the Blood of Saints
  73.   Bible Belt
  74.   Atavist Animus
  75.   Where the River Ends
  76.   Ur a WMN Now
  77.   Oh, So Surreal
  78.   Head
  79.   Andrenochrome Dreams
  80.   Communion
  81.   Self-Made
  82.   Hooks & Splinters
  83.   House of Secrets
  84.   Sepsis
  85.   Not To Touch the Earth
  86.   Baby's Breath
  87.   I Remember
  88.   Kisses & Kerosene
  89.   Gutter
  90.   Buried Alive
  91.   Suicide Trees
  92.   Quarantine
  93.   Breathing in the Fire
  94.   Crawling Up