Album Review of Metamorphosis by Papa Roach.

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Metamorphosis by Papa Roach

Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Rock, Metal

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Metamorphosis - Mediocre, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10

At the dawn of the decade, Papa Roach were one of many angst-ridden, tattooed alt-metal bands who mixed in rap with their grim guitars. At the close of the 2000s, the quartet has shed the rap and the angst, ditching all the alt-metal accoutrements to become a knowing update of an '80s Sunset Strip sleaze rock outfit. This is indeed the Metamorphosis hinted at in the title of their fifth album, and while it's possible to debate whether this transformation was inspired by creative or commercial motivations, there is no denying one key fact: Papa Roach may be all about parties now but they're still kind of grim.

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