• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Nov 4, 2003
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 75
    Payable on Death's heaviest tracks... easily outcrunch the competition. [Dec 2003, p.124]
  2. 70
    P.O.D. have evolved into one of the more inventive bands among metal's dimwitted hierarchy. [Dec 2003, p.112]
  3. More quintessentially "metal" in his approach -- think Metallica -- and more of a conscientious technician than Marcos, Truby unfortunately lacks some of the unexpected spark that Marcos brought to P.O.D.
  4. On track after formulaic track, perfunctory verses rush into roaring refrains of compressed guitar arrgh and charmless didacticism. [7 Nov 2003, p.70]
  5. At excessive volume, Payable On Death sounds like a state-of-the-art metal album, but there's a painful dearth of decent ideas. [Jan 2004, p.118]
  6. Ultimately, the inspirational message... gets lost in uninspired rhymes.
  7. 30
    Skimps on warmth and even grit except on a few blood-curdling screams--when, blessedly, you don't have to hear their words. [Nov 2003, p.119]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. NomadH
    Nov 27, 2005
    7
    Amazingly, P.O.D. manage to conjure up a multitude of differing melodic atmospheres that complement, rather than insult, your intelligence. Amazingly, P.O.D. manage to conjure up a multitude of differing melodic atmospheres that complement, rather than insult, your intelligence. Give it a shot; not revolutionary, but then that's not the point, is it? Full Review »
  2. JonnyBoy
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    The best christian rock band ever. P.O.D. has been my favorite artst since thier first album with Atlantic records.Mike B. must be like a The best christian rock band ever. P.O.D. has been my favorite artst since thier first album with Atlantic records.Mike B. must be like a devil worshiper or something. Full Review »
  3. kikil
    Jun 17, 2006
    10
    i like revolution so much