Metamorphosis - Papa Roach
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  • Summary: Jay Baumgardner returns to produce the California rock band's sixth album with James Michael.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Metamorphosis, which follows 2006's commercially stillborn "The Paramour Sessions," is the most polished and wide-ranging of Papa Roach's six releases.
  2. Metamorphosis has a dire determination to its purported good times, its riffs grinding instead of greasy, its rhythms clenched where they should be loose.
  3. There’s nowt nu about this nu metal.
  4. The problem is that Papa Roach don't rise far enough above the radio-rocking competition--it's hard to remember the band's identity at this point.
  5. With one bright, surprising exception, the songs here either make a terrible impression or they make none at all.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jul 29, 2011
    3 songs that I like, the rest... I can tolerate, but it's not their best. I wish Papa Roach was back to lovehatetragedy, which was my favourite album (and the most coherent as well). Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2011
    Disappointing. I was hoping this would have songs that went to the point of "Scars" or "Last Resort", but the only song on here that's even "so-so" is "Lifeline". Collapse
  3. Aug 18, 2010
    Really not one of their best. The song that KINDA liked was Lifeline, but this album is just not one of their best ones. One thumb down, and the other thumb right in the middle.. Expand

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