Papa Roach LOVEHATETRAGE(EX/LP)
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Papa Roach: Jacoby Shaddix (vocals); Tobin (guitar, bass); Jerry Horton (guitar); David Buckner (drums).
Recorded at Royaltone Studios, North Hollywood, California.
On the follow-up to their major label debut Infest, Papa Roach expands the parameters of the aggro-rock blueprint they've drawn up by consciously putting their more overt hip-hop influences to the side. Writing most of LOVEHATETRAGEDY on the road while touring as part of Ozzfest 2001 gave main lyricist/vocalist Jacoby Shaddix (the artist formerly known as Coby Dick) plenty of time to reflect over relationships with his band, significant other, himself, and the world. Pouring his energies into singing rather than rapping (with the exception of the groove-driven "She Loves Me Not"), Shaddix addresses depression (the murky "Black Clouds"), the enormity of 9/11 (the melodic title track) and existentialism (the thunderous "Life Is A Bullet").
Papa Roach delivers a Phillip K. Dick-flavored cyber-tale derived from a conversation with Slipknot's DJ (the sinister, RATM-like "Singular Indestructible Droid") and even gives props to Shaddix's recently deceased dog (the pounding "Time And Time Again"). Best of all are a pair of bonus cuts that include a simmering cover of The Pixies' "Gouge Away" sure to put a smile on Frank Black's face.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: Heavy Metal
- Rock & Pop: Pop
- Released: 9/08/2017
- Format: Vinyl