- Released: May 13, 2003
- Label: Roadrunner Records
CMJ - 5/12/03, p.26
"...A sweltering, audio torture chamber of dizzying rhythms, jackhammer riffs and barked vocals....Chimaira gets a little moody, but it works completely..."
- 2.The Impossibility of Reason
- 3.Pictures in the Gold Room
- 4.Power Trip
- 5.Down Again
- 6.Pure Hatred
- 7.The Dehumanizing Process
- 10.Eyes of a Criminal
- 12.Implements of Destruction
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Chimaira: Mark Hunter (vocals); Rob Arnold, Matt DeVries (guitar); Jim LaMarca (bass); Andols Herrick (drums); Chris Spicuzza.
Producers: Ben Schigel, Mark Hunter, Rob Arnold.
Recorded at Spider Studios, Strongville, Ohio.
Personnel: Mark Hunter (vocals); Rob Arnold (guitar); Andols Herrick (drums).
Audio Mixer: Colin Richardson.
Recording information: Spider Studios, Strongsville, OH.
Photographer: Todd Bell.
On Chimaira's second full-length album, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF REASON, the Midwestern nu-metal outfit charges out of the gate with an electrifying mix of brutally direct Sabbath-esque guitars, the scariest death metal howls this side of Morbid Angel, and double-kick-drum patterns so fast and clean they make Slipknot's drummer sound like the guy who played on "Louie Louie." Unlike many of its similarly hard-edged contemporaries, Chimaira features the added novelty of a full-time member who is credited with "lead electronics." Not simply a DJ, knob-twister Chris Spicuzza adds a distinctive palette of ambient noise to the proceedings, which in combination with the sonic mayhem spewed forth by the rest of the band, often makes for a uniquely disconcerting, yet strangely addictive listening experience.