Ok, I bought the Infest album, I'll admit it. I thought the guitar work was intriguing, but the more I listened to it the more I couldn't ignore the complete ridiculousness of Coby Dick's lyrics (he even says his name in his songs people! Don't be that guy) How many times can you rhyme the word "bleed," with the word "bleed!?"
So anyway, one of my less picky friends picked up this album and put it in while we were working on his car. After a few mintues without any biased influence I stopped and said "what is this crap?" Even with the catchier Pepsi commercial song, the crappiness of this band just permiated the atmosphere. So I hit my friend with a hammer and put in TRUSTcompany.
I'm not the most discerning music critic, but sometimes I come on to Amazon to look for new music and when I read all the shining reviews of bands I've never heard before I think, "well if all these people liked it, it must be ok" but then I come to Papa Roach, and ALL these people like them! So disheartening, that a bunch of fat white suburban kids can win so many fans for writing bad songs about how they're angry and depressed.