Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
Record label: Razor & Tie
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Similarly, the deftly simple and romantically epic ballad "Beautiful" has a '90s, Smashing Pumpkins sound and is easily one of the most moving and heartfelt songs the band has ever delivered. Elsewhere, the group references '90s West Coast rap and '70s soul on the bright and head-bobbing "West Coast Rock Steady," featuring a guest appearance from Cypress Hill's Sen Dog. Certainly, longtime fans are well aware of P.O.D.'s Christian beliefs and nobody should be surprised that the title track to Murdered Love, as well as most of the songs on it, play with Christian themes, often in a dark, purposefully disturbing way.
A decade removed from their platinum-selling Satellite days, these earnest rap-metal survivors are still building big-chorus riff bombs designed to set off the youth of the nation: Be assured that P.O.D.’s return to Indieland hasn’t led to a sonic downsizing in crunchy new cuts like “Higher” and “Lost in Forever.” That said, Murdered Love is best when all the anthemic stuff comes equipped with the sort of infectious grooves that the band’s SoCal stomping ground is known for. In “Bad Boy,” frontman Sonny Sandoval describes his low-key search for Miss Right, while “West Coast Rock Steady” makes room for an always-welcome cameo by Sen Dog of Cypress Hill. MIKAEL WOOD .
They're still 'alive'... If you’re over a certain age (say, 25), you’ll probably remember that there was a time when P.O.D. shifted albums by the million. Those days might be long gone, but for better or worse the former Californian kings are not. Whatever your feelings towards the quartet, .