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March 24, 2009
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal

Album Review

At the dawn of the decade, Papa Roach were one of many angst-ridden, tattooed alt-metal bands who mixed in rap with their grim guitars. At the close of the 2000s, the quartet has shed the rap and the angst, ditching all the alt-metal accoutrements to become a knowing update of an '80s Sunset Strip sleaze rock outfit. This is indeed the Metamorphosis hinted at in the title of their fifth album, and while it's possible to debate whether this transformation was inspired by creative or commercial motivations, there is no denying one key fact: Papa Roach may be all about parties now but they're still kind of grim, perhaps a result of the decision to bring back producer Jay Baumgardner, who helmed their 2000 debut, Infest. Still, Papa Roach is a long long way from the depths of Hinder -- that decade of work does give the band a professional snap, plus it never quite seems that Jacoby Shaddix's heart is into slagging that "Hollywood Whore" he berates on the album's first single.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Days of Warhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308481950&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  2. Change or Diehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308481954&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  3. Hollywood Whorehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308481960&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  4. I Almost Told You That I Loved Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308481968&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  5. Lifelinehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482097&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  6. Had Enoughhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482107&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  7. Live This Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482117&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  8. March Out of the Darknesshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482123&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  9. Into the Lighthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482144&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  10. Carry Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482150&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  11. Nights of Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482155&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
  12. State of Emergencyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308482164&id=308481783&at=11l9vR
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