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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, perhaps a result of the decision to bring back producer Jay Baumgardner, who helmed their 2000 debut, Infest. Still, Papa Roach is a long long way from the depths of Hinder -- that decade of work does give the band a professional snap, plus it never quite seems that Jacoby Shaddix's heart is into slagging that "Hollywood Whore" he berates on the album's first single.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602517982901
catalogNumber: 001265102
Rank: 68761

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Papa Roach   Primary Artist
Mick Mars   Guitar
James Michael   Hammond B3
Tony Palermo   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jerry Horton   Background Vocals
Tobin Esperance   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Jacoby Shaddix   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jay Baumgardner   Audio Production
Marti Frederiksen   Audio Production
Mitch Allan   Audio Production
James Michael   Lyricist,Audio Production
Jerry Horton   Composer
Tobin Esperance   Composer,Programming
Jacoby Shaddix   Lyricist

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Metamorphosis 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Papa Roach dominated all rock albums this year! Best by far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listen to the cd and enjoyed it.
Meg_20098 More than 1 year ago
I pre-ordered the new CD from Papa Roach last month. I can't to get it.
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DEMONTHE7TH More than 1 year ago
Since their last album, Papa Roach has been on a downward spiral as far as good sounding music goes. The sappy songs are mediocre and hard songs aren't half as catchy and cool as they were on previous albums. Come on guys! What happened to your LoveHateTragedy days or even Getting away with Murder?