Unfortunately, the band's latest LP, Getting Away with Murder, finds Papa Roach working a little too hard to stay relevant. Over and over, frontman Jacoby Shaddix stretches one syllable into three, and multiple riffs are crammed in where one would suffice. The title track's rhythmic, sing-song chorus is as close to rapping as Shaddix comes this time out. Also gone is the band's teen spirit. The man who was once losing his sight and mind has discovered his sensitive side. Now suicide's out of the question, and he's ready for a group hug. "It's never too late/To live your life/The time is now/It's yours and mine," Shaddix sings in "Do or Die." It may be too late for Papa Roach. Come by to say so long.
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