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Conten(m)pt is the last LP by Astitch, released in 2001. The album is credited for popularizing the band with the masses, but it sold poorly due to it coming out a week shy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was also released amidst trouble with their former label London-Sire, where the label dropped them, but legalities prevented them from having the album released by another label. Roadrunner picked up the band and co-released the album with London-Sire. Divide and Boiled were released as singles.

Tracks Edit

  1. *hidden pregap* (2:05)
  2. Intro (1:50)
  3. Thick (2:01)
  4. Shine (2:01)
  5. Help (2:05)
  6. Divide (2:35)
  7. Bait (4:02)
  8. Hard Save (2:34)
  9. Loser (4:55)
  10. Boiled (4:05)
  11. Tooth (2:45)
  12. H.Ex (5:55)
  13. Vacancy (Loud mix) (ft. Xzibit and Erik Rogers) (5:03)
  14. *Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd cover) (7:31)
  15. *The Race (Ear2000 cover) (2:03)
  16. *Tolerate (Staind cover) (4:39)
  17. *Endless, Nameless (Nirvana cover) (6:48)
  18. *Untitled (2:30)

Bonus Tracks Edit

The album contains a few hidden tracks.

The first hidden track could only be accessed if the CD is ran on traditional CD players. In order to play it, the CD would have to be re-wound within the first minute of track one to enter its pregap. It's a brief history on the formation of the band and the inspiration behind the album.

The final track is another conversational piece, which could be heard after six minutes of silence from the last hidden track. This bonus track contains a personal anecdote from the band, regarding a bizarre situation they encountered while attending a friend's birthday party.

The remaining hidden tracks are uncredited covers of Welcome to the Machine by Pink Floyd, Endless, Nameless by Nirvana, The Race by Ear2000 and Tolerate by Staind. They appear after ten ten second silent tracks.

Reception Edit

The album received favorable reviews, becoming the band's most well-received recording in their discography. The album received praise for its dark nature and lyricism that broke the stigma established in other nu metal songs.