2014’s Decensus was a record which nearly failed to happen at all. A year beforehand …
Papa Roach serve up some great punk-rock nostalgia with new release Crooked Teeth. It’s one that’s likely to throw a few of us back to times of baggy trousers and wallet chains. That being said, this blend of hip-hop rhymes and nu-metal riffs will surely entice new fans to the band and have those of us with longer memories rocking out too.
That classic Roach rapping is still there, waiting to be chanted by enthusiastic crowds that a group of this ilk can only muster. Each and every song on this release is clean, precise, and deliberate. Opener Break The Fall is at first deceptive, forcing us to think Papa Roach have sold out to mainstream hip hop. But no—that’s merely a taste of what Papa Roach have laced through the album.
Papa Roach do indeed demonstrate greatness with heaps of colourful melodies sprayed over heavy and clever lyrics.
With Born For Greatness, it’s one hundred per cent a get up and dance track, with everything great about music rolled up into a big ball of awesome. That ball bounces EDM, metal, R&B and a tribal chants around; it’s definitely one you can sing at the top of your lungs.
Papa Roach do indeed demonstrate greatness with heaps of of colourful melodies sprayed over heavy and clever lyrics. On cuts American Dreams, Periscope, indeed this entire album, Papa Roach surprise pleasantly with superb new music. There’s an unwavering quality throughout this release and that quality is of the best there is.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Born For Greatness, American Dream, Sunrise Trailer Park
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Limp Bizkit, Superheist
Crooked Teeth is out today through Eleven Seven Music/Sony Music Australia.