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Papa Roach – ‘Ego Trip’

New Noize Records
Sixx A.M., Saliva, Buckcherry, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Skillet, Breaking Benjamin
Release Date
April 8, 2022
New Noize Records
Alternative/Nu Metal

It’s time to dig out the old black nail polish, dust off the chains and baggy jeans, and turn on the new Papa Roach album, ‘Ego Trip’!

This album is a mixture of styles and pace that range from very Nu Metal, with tracks like ‘Swerve (feat. FEVER 333 & Sueco)’, to very mainstream sounding songs such as ‘Dying To Believe’, which sounds akin to a Fall Out Boy style with its very produced sounds and catchy riffs. This album is a far cry from ‘Infest’, so if you’re expecting to be whisked away to the early 2000’s, this may not be the album for you, but for the newer fans that have grown accustomed to the more easily accessible sounds of their later albums will get exactly what they came for, with a series of catchy, and sometimes mellow sounding riffs with the angsty and self-hating lyrics that Papa Roach are more than well known for. The opening track, ‘Kill The Noise’, seems to take the middle ground with the alternative style, with heavy and punchy riffs, and angry lyrics, and serves as a good introduction to the album and what ‘Ego Trip’ has to offer.

All in all, the album as a whole seems to be one that may appeal to a wider audience than that of their earlier work. It has been well produced, well written, and offers something for everyone to get into. It may suffer from the constant change in pace, or it could be the aspect that springs this album to the top of their discography, and only time will tell.

"an album of well-crafted, well-produced songs with a wind ranging appeal"

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