Chapter V - Staind
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  • Summary: The band's fifth album was produced by David Bottrill (Tool).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Their self-seriousness comes with a melodic tenderness that's rare in the genre. [12 Aug 2005, p.77]
  2. The mostly mid-tempo songs plod along, usually turning to a screeching lead guitar over chunky chording to differentiate the choruses.
  3. 60
    The real problem is sounding like Alice In Chains; afloat without a genre, the gang too often turn their emotional intelligence to making kinda dark, vaguely artistic middle metal. [Sep 2005, p.138]
  4. Overall there's just too much bland corporate sludge rock here to make any geniune lasting impression.
  5. It's when Staind crank down the sludge and slacken the tempos that things get heavy in a bad way. [11 Aug 2005, p.72]
  6. Beyond a few faster songs ("Paper Jesus," "Falling"), the album gets lost in its own blandness. [13 Aug 2005]
  7. How can this dork-metal silliness still be going on in 2005?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 15 out of 47