Papa Roach
Lovehatetragedy


4.5
superb

Review

by Will C. USER (30 Reviews)
October 11th, 2011 | 32 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Papa Roach is a band of many words. Few are appropriate for them as they release "LoveHateTragedy", a pure, clean, and overall endearing album.

Band members:

Jacoby Shaddix - Vocals
Jerry Horton - Guitars, Vocals
Tobin Esperance - Bass, Vocals
Tony Palermo - Drums


Papa Roach a highly underrated band that deserves a lot more credit than what they get. When their whole career took off with the release of their debut album "Infest", the first thing that came to my mind is "Does it get any better than this"? Well, in answer to my question, yes, it does. It's called "Lovehatetragedy". This album expresses an experimental side to P.R., as well as a more depressing side to P.R. This album is phenominal in that it expresses a sense of emotional loss that really says something with musical type. Though P.R. is predominantly rock, this album is not quite as hard as their previous album "Infest". This album is actually techno in some aspects, with a small hint of pop/punk. The instrumentals are of a more rainy day style, than anything else. This album expresses situations that the band have within themselves. This album spirals out of control very quickly into an infinite conundrum.

It starts with the heavy rock introduction M-80, a short stumpy, almost fun track that gets the blood pumping. Which just confuses me because the next rack, "Life is a Bullet", starts off a lot slower. But still has a rock intro. This track is good to be put where it has been, it is one of the less interesting tracks that I typically just skip. The next track "Time and Time Again" is much heavier and represents a theme that someone you know is selfish. The riffs in this song are pretty simple but say a lot in the transistion between the verse and chorus. When it comes to quiet intros that lead into the rainy day songs, it starts at "Decompression Period", where the vocals are very melodic, and ominous cymbals take over the slow beat with rather quick reaction. One of the best tracks on this album is "Born With Nothing, Die With Everything". This track has one of the best intros on the album, right behind "Black Clouds". The verse tells you of a good song to come. Once the chorus gets to you, there's no escaping the desire to listen to the rest. This song is a good representation of how much P.R. can change in a few short years between albums. The technological aspect of P.R. is unleashed once "Singular Indestructible Droid" arrives. From there on, the rest is a lot of P.R. trying to put together an spect of relaxing, but heavy, patterns that result in the continued listening of a P.R. fan. "Code of Energy" is one of the best tracks on the album, but it is extremmely recongnizable becasue it has been done by P.R. so many times, mostly in "Infest". These tracks offer a listener something that they can really enjoy from mainstream rock. Cause that's basically what P.R. is at this point in their career. The group entertains people with a pretty rapid approach of change. You really have to be a person who can adapt well to change in order to enjoy P.R. to the fullest extent. This is by far not the best rock that can be found out there. But when it comes to 21st century mainstream, it's hard to beat P.R.

Papa roach is more than just a band, it's really more of a brotherhood. These guys basically enjoy the same things, and they always come out on top with their albums' successes. Even in times of defeat, they can come out with albums like "Lovehatetragedy". Albums that attain success with the speedy oh no shows a bands true endurance in the musical industry.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Ssssssss
October 11th 2011


683 Comments


no

Restrikted
October 11th 2011


1889 Comments


lol

TheMushuPork
October 11th 2011


462 Comments


Well, I see all the negative comments on your other reviews aren't bothering you at all.


ohfoxxxycole
October 11th 2011


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cd is underrated

greg84
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2011


7417 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah. It is. Their best album by far.

Digging: Dope Body - Lifer

lucasjcockcroft
October 11th 2011


3711 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Even when I was 8 and this came out I was disappointed.

Restrikted
October 11th 2011


1889 Comments


This album spirals out of control very quickly into an infinite conundrum.

What is this supposed to entitle? ;)

bbdmittenz
October 11th 2011


219 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

brotherhood?

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

themetalpig
October 12th 2011


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very underrated album.

bakor
October 12th 2011


9 Comments


hahahaha

ohfoxxxycole
October 12th 2011


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i laughed

Cheesewireism
October 12th 2011


161 Comments


That right there, is a submerged spot lurking around.

Shutup Restrikted.

Restrikted
October 12th 2011


1889 Comments


Yeah Will, that was one flaw in that review. I'm not going to go into the countless numbers of spelling errors in your reviews -_- lol

Cheesewireism
October 12th 2011


161 Comments


Yeah, but i recognize those, and i'm trying to fix them in other reviews. You on the other hand, say your using perfectly normal english. YOUR NOT!!!!! Shakespeare couldnt understand your reviews.

Restrikted
October 12th 2011


1889 Comments


This album is actually techno in some aspects

wheres the techno

Restrikted
October 12th 2011


1889 Comments


And NOOO, i'm trying to improve. I just think too much at one time. BUT YOU NEED TO WORK ON YOUR SPELLING!!

pacedown
October 13th 2011


174 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

infest was excellent. at those times, i had really been looking forward to this. a huge disappointment / the sound, rhymes, hits, all poor in my opinion.


Cheesewireism
October 13th 2011


161 Comments


WHAT SPELLING IS WRONG IN THIS REVIEW?

Cheesewireism
October 13th 2011


161 Comments


And by techno, I guess I mean distortions.

AsoTamaki
October 13th 2011


2525 Comments


phenominal
transistion
spect
extremmely recongnizable becasue



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