Album: Papa Roach, The Connection (Eleven Seven)
Sunday 30 September 2012
Great art often springs from trauma.
So, however, does The Connection. Singer Jacoby Shaddix recently returned from the brink of suicide after a marriage break-up which inspired him to write "Before I Die" and, by extension, this album, which is dominated by the kind of dim-witted Nu Metal you hear pumping from every provincial rock night where the Noughties never happened. It's nice that Shaddix is still alive, but Papa Roach remain irretrievably atrocious.
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