Conten(m)pt is the first LP by Astitch, released in 2000.
Since 2016, the album went on to garner a strong cult following as one of the darkest nu metal albums ever recorded.
- *hidden pregap* (2:05)
- Intro (1:50)
- Thick (2:01)
- Shine (2:01)
- Help (2:05)
- Divide (2:35)
- Bait (4:02)
- Hard Save (2:34)
- Loser (4:55)
- Boiled (4:05)
- Tooth (2:45)
- H.Ex (5:55)
- *Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd cover) (7:31)
- *Tolerate (Staind cover) (4:39)
- *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 and Tolerate by Staind. They appear after ten ten second silent tracks.
The album received favorable reviews, becoming the band's most well-received recording in their discography. The band was praised for their songs going against the stigma present in other nu metal songs as well as their blunt honesty within them. However, they were subject to a similar level of criticism for their more political songs. The album didn't do well commercially, selling only 30,000 copies as opposed to their previous album's 150,000 sales.
In recent years, the album gained a resurgence of popularity due to the content in its songs getting easily associated with controversies since 2016.