Fireworks

CD Reviews

Papa Roach - 'Crooked Teeth' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/a1/c6/8e/Papa-Roach-Crooked-Teeth-93-1503934235.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 28, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5177   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Deserves to be acknowledged by everyone who claims to love Rock music.

Wow, I wasn't expecting this. The Nu-Metal bad boys have mellowed. They have been fitted for slippers, sat in a comfy chair smoking a pipe and getting ready for a game of bingo. Well not quite, but 'Crooked Teeth' is certainly a marked shift to a style more accessible to an audience who may be unfamiliar with the Papa Roach past.

I suppose it is not totally unexpected as the sound they are most associated with (as heard on their debut and sophomore releases) was abandoned a long time ago, beginning with the 'Getting Away With Murder' album. Anyone who has followed the band's musical trajectory during the intervening years will have noticed a development that has seen them evolve into something, dare I say it, more mature. The attitude is still there in spades, but creatively and performance-wise PR may now be at their most commercial.

Their ninth full-length release contains ten songs (on the regular version) full of trademark nuances alongside elements of Linkin Park (circa 'Minutes To Midnight') and Eminem-like spoken vocal/Rap stylings that impact instantly and beg for radio attention. Even though Papa Roach have always had an ear for a ballad, 'Crooked Teeth' contains greater overall subtlety and is proof indeed that front-man Jacoby Shaddix really can sing. His vocal swagger is drenched in heartfelt emotion one minute and snot-nosed bravado the next, and is the perfect outlet for both the caustic pacier tracks and those of a more reflective bent.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Some songs break down on the back of programmed and sampled enhancements, whilst others are carried along on the back of some crunching riffs and a thumping rhythm section. In some cases ('Break The Fall', 'Crooked Teeth' and 'My Medication'), it is business as usual, although there has been a re-invention of sorts and now there are embellishments to the sound that would never have been included previously. 'Born For Greatness' and 'American Dreams' are mini anthems crying out for arena participation and I can see them being instant inclusions in the live set. Finally take a listen to 'Periscope' which features a telling vocal cameo from Skylar Grey; if this were Harem Scarem or Danger Danger, the AOR and Melodic Rock diehards would be scrambling for the Kleenex.

'Crooked Teeth' deserves to be acknowledged by everyone who claims to love Rock music, not just the established and dedicated fan-base. Gentlemen... take a bow.

Dave Bott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  December 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 2 days ago
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site