About 2 1/2 years later, P-Roach is back with yet another album. Putting aside the ridiculous cover at first glance and giving the new tunes a try, what kind of impression do they make…?
Hearing the first single “Hollywood Whore”, I thought that maybe Jacoby and crew had returned with some of the edge they had on the earlier work of Infest, or maybe even Getting Away With Murder. Unfortunately, that’s not really the case; Just like many bands now days, The Roach has slipped into some “Mainstream” habits.
Now not to criticize the band or their music – which i still love – it’s just not the music that I was expecting from a band that’s always been on the edge of where they really want to be and what they want to sound like. Sure songs like “Lifeline”, “Had Enough” and “March Out of the Darkness” are great, but it’s just not where their style should have gone. At least on Paramour Sessions they formed songs that had great melodies and still had their “edge”, plus some diversity about them. Hear on Metamorphosis, there’s nothing catchy or unique about them. It’s pretty generic rock. Is that bad? Not necessarily. It’s just that it’s a simple-minded album with something missing – thought.
Still though, I enjoy this album. It’s a good listen, and definately worth picking up for those who enjoy this particular genre of rock. I just hope more thought goes into their next stuff. Otherwise, Papa Roach will be one of the many forgettable bands with forgettable music.