Papa Roach Is Still Swingin’
The Connection is Papa Roach’s seventh studio album; it was released on October 2nd, 2012. It was produced by James Michael, the M in Sixx.A.M. The question you might be asking yourself is this: “After seven albums, Papa Roach has probably done everything they can. Are they still making new music, and is it worth listening to?”
The answer is yes, most definitely yes. From “Still Swinging” alone [the album’s first single], you can see that Papa Roach is far from done with music and their band. The introduction guitar riffs are scattered and more chaotic than the power chords of older Papa Roach music. The vocals in the beginning (and through most of the song) are powerful and loud, yet breathy and coarse at the same time. The distortion makes the voice seem farther away, and don’t read TOO much into my perspective, but I believe that it represents the album itself because the whole song seems like from far away, and the album represents the connection between the band and fans.
The lyrics are just as well equipped as the instrumentals, it’s simply wrote but in a way that the message is clear. Papa Roach is not dead, they are not fading away, and they are “never coming down”. Papa Roach can still kick butt and they will because “P Roach is the new black”. It’s a call to arms for Papa Roach fans. The only thing I do not like about it is the synth/bass part in the ending of the song. It seems like a very common thing to do, and it is not really related to what one thinks of when they think of Papa Roach. But it is small and irrelevant to the point that you will most likely never realize it is there.
All in all, Papa Roach is back on the scene. ❤
Xoxo Radium Rollercoaster