Parting ways from Geffen -- the label responded with a hits compilation the group did not endorse -- Papa Roach
released Time for Annihilation
, a hodge-podge of five new cuts and a nine live versions of Roach
staples. It was a way of clearing the decks and getting back to basics after the Sunset Strip sleaze makeover of 2009’s Metamorphosis
, a sound Papa Roach
now ditches in favor of their alt-metal roots. Since they’re deliberate throwbacks the newer tracks fit neatly with the live cuts, which retain their fidelity to the originals despite being pumped up and beefier than on record. It’s a macho, muscular attack that fits the braggadocio of the title.