The style of drumming & guitar playing is totally different in Coal Chamber than Devildriver. Only commonality is the vocalist... apparently that's all some of you guys are hearing or paying attention to
Loving Rivals. Fucking fantastic for a comeback after 13 years. In before "not as good as Dark Days". <--- No shit, those days were 13 years ago. Rivals meets my expectations. Bad Blood Between Us is probably my favourite right now.
Coal Chamber were more to me... representative of the median of the whole nu-metal thing. To me they didn't make the genre any worse (but did they make it better? probably not) but they did have some weird atmospheres and a singer in Dez that was a little unusual and different. I like some of the melodies on songs like "El Cu Cuy", "Untrue", "Tyler's Song", "Not Living" and "My Mercy" on Chamber Music but Dark Days was the equivalent of a band imploding on itself. Hopefully the new record is good... I hope Meegs shows he can do a couple of runs or is capable of some more detailed riffing than on their old stuff.
http://screamermagazine.com/press-releases/coal-chamber-release-rivals-may-napalm-records-artwork-track-listing-release-dates-revealed/ COAL CHAMBER to Release Rivals This May (19th) on Napalm Records Artwork, Track Listing and Release Dates Revealed