Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Alternative Metal
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Last update/review: April 25, 2015

Speak No Evil

Hailing from Los Angeles, Speak No Evil's debut was quite plainly influenced by Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden, both musically and vocally, as Curtis Skelton's soulful vocals are quite similar to Chris Cornell's. By the time of the followup, Welcome To The Downside, the Soundgarden similarities were toned down just a bit, with the band being a bit harder and leaner, drawing some comparisons to, perhaps, Sevendust. Both albums are quite good in their own right, but due to whatever reasons (label mismanagement, perhaps), they didn't get a lot of exposure. For several years afterward the band laid low, and then there were reports of a modified lineup possibly working on new material in a different direction, but apparently said material never saw the light of day, at least not as Speak No Evil.

Last Lineup

Lisardo Rios


Greg Weiss


Former Members/Guests

Curtis Skelton

vocals (ex-Impellitteri)

Danny Gill


Chris Frazier

drums (ex-Whitesnake)

Charlie Waymire



Speak No Evil  
1999 Universal
  1. Lock You In
  2. Play God
  3. Hold Your Breath
  4. Small Words
  5. Stood Low
  6. Sweet Nothing
  7. Floor
  8. Ready Dead
  9. All Is Well
  10. Weather
  11. Get Off
  • Curtis Skelton
  • Danny Gill
  • Lisardo Rios
  • Greg Weiss
  • Chris Frazier

Welcome To The Downside  
2001 Universal
  1. 15 (Live My Life)
  2. Pass the Power
  3. Let's Go
  4. Too Intense
  5. Riddle
  6. Downside
  7. Bring Your Body
  8. Get It Straight
  9. Resentment
  10. Invincible Man
  11. Lunitic
  12. Useless Wisdon
  • Curtis Skelton
  • Danny Gill
  • Lisardo Rios
  • Greg Weiss
  • Charlie Waymire

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