enters the Billboard chart this week at #15
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3.0 of 5.0 by allmusic
9th studio album
never followed this band
hard rock for the most part
although I see their style has changed from their roots
not bad for the genre
artist website - http://paparoach.com/
Bio - from allmusic
Starting out as a punk- and rap-influenced band, the Northern California group Papa Roach eventually grew into a straight-ahead hard rock ensemble with strong heavy
metal leanings. Consisting of Coby Dick, Jerry Horton, Dave Buckner, and Tobin Esperance, Papa Roach formed in 1993 and began releasing EPs soon after,
including 1994's Potatoes for Christmas and 1995's Caca Bonita. By 1996, the group had replaced original bassist Will James with Esperance and hired a new
manager; the following year, Papa Roach released their first full-length album, Old Friends from Young Years, which became a surprise hit on local radio.
The band's regional success led to more prominent gigs, including dates with Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, and Powerman 5000, and a deal with Dreamworks
Records, which released Papa Roach's second album, Infest, in early 2000. The album went triple platinum thanks to the success of "Last Resort," an intensely popular
single that helped make Papa Roach one of the most beloved hard rock acts of the new millennium. Two years later, frontman Coby Dick opted to go by his given name
of Jacoby Shaddix, and a new album, lovehatetragedy, was released that June. Stylistically, the band had begun to grow beyond its rap-rock roots and the new tracks
showcased a slightly more mature, melodic, and straightforward hard rock sound. That same summer, however, the band joined a number of rap acts -- including
Ludacris and Xzibit -- on Eminem's Anger Management Tour.
In 2004, Papa Roach released their fourth studio effort, Getting Away with Murder. Buoyed by the success of the single "Scars," Getting Away with Murder sold well and
eventually went platinum. Two years later, Papa Roach began work on their next studio album at the infamous and historical Paramour mansion in Hollywood, once the
home of silent movie star Antonio Moreno. Released in fall 2006, The Paramour Sessions featured a heavy L.A. rock aesthetic and generated two Top Ten rock singles,
although its sales stalled around 400,000 copies. Drummer Dave Buckner exited the lineup one year later; after filling the empty seat with Unwritten Law's Tony Palermo,
Papa Roach hit the road to support The Paramour Sessions with tour dates alongside Seether and Staind. They remained on the road after joining Mötley Crüe's Crüe
Fest in 2008, but the band also found time to return to the Paramour mansion, where they launched songwriting sessions for another album.
Released in early 2009, Metamorphosis found Papa Roach reprising their interpretation of metallic hard rock and reuniting with Infest producer Jay Baumgardner. Papa
Roach parted ways with Interscope in 2010 and signed a deal with the independent Eleven Seven label. The career-spanning collection The Best of Papa Roach: To Be
Loved also appeared in 2010. The band's first album for Eleven Seven, Time for Annihilation, combined new cuts and live re-recordings of their hits and appeared in
August of 2010. In 2012, Papa Roach delivered their seventh studio album, The Connection. Featuring production from Sixx: A.M. frontman James Michael as well as
Goldfinger's John Feldmann, the album showcased a mix of the styles and sounds the band had touched on over the years, from rap to more straight-ahead hard rock,
as well as incorporating a distinct electronic influence. The electronic element became even more pronounced on their next album, 2015's F.E.A.R. ("Face Everything
And Rise"), which boasted an even more radio-friendly, industrial-tinged pop-metal sound.
Album Review - from allmusic
The ninth studio album from California's Papa Roach, 2015's F.E.A.R. finds the journeyman hard rock outfit delivering more of its bombastic, high-energy sound.
F.E.A.R. was produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) with assistance from his son Kane Churko, and the album's title is an acronym that
stands for "Face Everything And Rise." The dark, aggressive irony behind this sentiment remains consistent with the angry, angst-ridden tone that the band has been
narrowly hitting for almost two decades, telegraphing from the first moment of the title track that this is not a record intended to win new listeners, but it should please
longtime fans of the group. Since breaking out in the late '90s along with a bevy of other nu-metal and rap-rock bands, Papa Roach have displayed a surprising amount
of staying power. In the mid-2000s, the group abandoned the rap end of its sound to explore a more traditional hard rock style. It's an approach they've largely stuck with,
saving their hip-hop inclinations for the occasional album track. But here, Jacoby Shaddix delves headlong into rap on "Gravity," a mid-album standout that also features
a strikingly effective guest vocal from In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink. Elsewhere, Papa Roach stick to their densely tattooed, heavily compressed guns on such
hard-hitting numbers as "Broken as Me," "Warriors," and "Hope for the Hopeless," in which Shaddix sings "I'm counting all my bruises/I'm not counting on myself."
Ultimately, it's just this kind of self-flagellating, dark-hued rock aesthetic that's worked for Papa Roach for well over a decade, and despite whatever passing styles or
trends in pop music they've ignored in the process, it's a sound that seems to be working for them.
this one goes from rap to rock
I prefer the rap:
1. Face Everything and Rise
3. Broken As Me
4. Falling Apart
5. Love Me Till It Hurts
6. Never Have to Say Goodbye
8. War Over Me
11. Hope for the Hopeless
12. Fear Hate Love