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|7. She Loves Me Not|
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For their second major-label release, Northern California's Papa Roach follow the same recipe of other rap-metal crossovers: aggressive, thick-chugging riffs, angst-driven lyrics, and touches of good ol' classic rock. Tracks "Time and Time Again," "Born with Nothing, Die with Everything," and "She Loves Me Not" have big, fat, clever choruses, which would fit with ease on harder mainstream radio. Elsewhere, they are far more engaging: "M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement)" bashes away with punk stylings, and the sweeping "lovehatetragedy" includes interesting chord and tempo changes. Jacoby Shaddix (the vocalist formerly known as Coby Dick) gives an impressive performance, and while he might not have the power of most of his contemporaries, he makes up for it with his more melodic approach, even within his raps. The only thing that's lacking is a distinction factor that sets them apart from everyone else, but at least they didn't steal any Iron Maiden riffs this time. --Gail Flug
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Luckily for us, as well as Papa Roach, the band took a different, and much more mature, approach in this new album. As a general rule Jacoby has totally dropped the rap/sing style of his past efforts and has instead opted for a more anthemic singing style that definitely suprises in it's effectiveness. Granted there are a few tracks on here where this isn't always the case, particularly in the first single "She Loves Me Not" which was written during the "Infest" years and stands out as obviously the most immature and, in my opinion, worst track here. But for the most part the vocals are very well executed and take this band to a new level that they never would have attained without this change.
The rest of the band is along for the ride too, and I'm glad to say they've changed as well. While there is still the mosh pit intensity that was found on "Infest", the band truly shines here in their voyage into the softer and darker realm. "Decompression Period", "Black Clouds" and "Singular Indesctrutable Droid" are perfect examples of Papa Roache's new sound and are by far some of my favorites on this release. They are much more dynamic and moving than just about everything the band had done before.Read more ›
The first thing you'll probably notice is that Jacoby (a.k.a. Coby Dick) does very little rapping this time around. The only rhyme on the entire record is the bridge to the single She Loves Me Not. Otherwise, Lovehatetragedy is pure, adrenaline driven hard rock. The signature P. Roach riffs are all still here (most notable on Born With Nothing, Die With Everything), and so are the energetic shouts and rantings of the roach boy frontman: "I'm ready to die for rock n' roll!" he shouts in the first track, M-80. But listen to the next few songs and you'll notice this is a record far different from Infest, or any of thier indie albums. The group is now ready to put their rapping days behind them and focus more on traditional hard rock songwriting, and addictingly catchy choruses. That's not to say that Papa Roach aren't experimenting with new sounds, however. The song Singular Indestructible Droid begins with tribal drum beats and primal-sounding chanting, leading into an intro bassline, further giving way to an undeniably hooky guitar riff and passionate vocals by none other than Jacoby himself. It's that kind of creative songwriting that makes LHT as compelling as Infest, but in a much more profound way. Rap-metal fans, expecting a flat out continuation of Infest will likely be disappointed(as I was at first). But, listen with an open mind and you'll find it difficult just to press stop.
Most recent customer reviews
This album really blew me away the first
time i played it. Its definitly different
sounding from infest, but the similarities
are that they both rock. Jacoby S. Read more
All the songs sound the same and the same stupid,boring,gay, cheesy lirycs from one crappy nu-metal band...No surprises here folks! Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Josh_hxc
This album speaks volumes about one person's struggle with hatred/depression/hopelessness. That sounds very bad, but they do it with a very "f... it lets rock" attitude. Read morePublished on May 7 2004
In this cd they almost got rid of all the rap! only "She loves my not" has a little, but this cd is my favorite!Published on Feb. 14 2004
i bought this album the frist day it came out and i listend once or twce and i thougt it was ok than week later i couldit stop listing to from start to finsh my favrotte song is... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by gary george
the album kind of has this linkin park vibe going on, with great songs like Black Clouds, life is a bullet, Decompression Period,Born with Nothing Die With Everything. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003 by Guy Brown
I was one of the first out of all my friends to recieve Lovehatetradegy through the post. U could understand how happy i was, being a BIG fan of their 1st album and going to there... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2003 by TurtleKakashi
I THINK THIS IS PAPA ROACH BEST ALBUM AND HERE WHY
1-M-80(EXPLOSIVE ENERGY MOVEMENT)-GOOD ROCKING SONG 9/10
2-LIFE IS A BULLET-GOOD SONG WITH GREAT LYRICS-9/10... Read more
First off,go read the review for Papa Roaches 1st album Infest.(It should be just above this one.)Back? Good.Notice how I described it RAPMETAL. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by killapaul