• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2004
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This is a determined little bastard of a record by a band in a bug-eyed, rhythmic sweat, who know it’s time to come out with their guns blazing.
  2. Spin
    75
    This is grade-A grade-B pop metal. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  3. The new songs are thrashing hard rock that always pays attention to melody.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. RandyB
    Jul 28, 2006
    7
    It won't incite musical revolutions, but GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is mostly a sucessful record of crafted heavy pop rock. Lyrically, It won't incite musical revolutions, but GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER is mostly a sucessful record of crafted heavy pop rock. Lyrically, Papa Roach is much like Linkin Park in that they seem to explore similar themes in all their songs, but Shaddix keeps from being terribly cliched by also punching out a couple of pretty good politically motivated rockers ("Not Listening", "Tyranny of Normality") and also not rhyming words like "mad" with "sad" or "bad". In the end, any flaws that might accompany MURDER (the ultra-cliche of "Scars" for example) don't matter; it's a pretty good show. Full Review »
  2. LHT'sBiggestFan
    Mar 7, 2006
    6
    I thought LHT was an awesome album, so when I heard the first 5 songs of GAWM I thought it was gonna rock. On those songs, Papa Roach took I thought LHT was an awesome album, so when I heard the first 5 songs of GAWM I thought it was gonna rock. On those songs, Papa Roach took the great hard rock style of LHT and pushed it a little bit further. Then I heard the 6th song and it all went downhill, with a weak Jet rip-off followed by identikit pop and some weak rock songs for good measure. The overall impression I got was it was too light and poppy, whereas LHT was heavy and dark, and I hope that is the direction they take on their next album. Full Review »
  3. MIKE
    May 6, 2005
    10
    i lit my pain on fire and i watched it all burn down, now im dancing in the ashes and there's no pone else around... fucking awesome