Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
Record label: Elektra
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Metal
By Staind album five it's remarkable how much bile still sits in Aaron Lewis' gut, how much mental anguish he's endured. But what's equally remarkable is how diligently he regurgitates it. He's like the post-grunge Job. Arguably emotion trumps Layne Staley and Alice in Chains as being the biggest component in this music.
In a word: ridiculous. And another: absolutely. Staind's Aaron Lewis claims to have grown up in a trailer park - classic spawning ground of complaint-rock wallflowers - and has spent the last 10 years getting it out of his system. To little avail - Chapter V goes over the same ground as previous albums (which, with titles such as Tormented and Dysfunction, did very much what they said on the tin), and you can guess what ground that is.