Infest

Infest

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by Papa Roach
     
 

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Papa Roach's debut album Infest quietly became a Top 20 hit in the first half of 2000, slipping underneath the radar of most pop critics and fans. It's easy to see why the pop elite passed them by, since the quartet just isn't hip, and since they are pushing an amalgam of every heavy sound that was popular in the late '90s. Basically, Infest is pitched…  See more details below

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Papa Roach's debut album Infest quietly became a Top 20 hit in the first half of 2000, slipping underneath the radar of most pop critics and fans. It's easy to see why the pop elite passed them by, since the quartet just isn't hip, and since they are pushing an amalgam of every heavy sound that was popular in the late '90s. Basically, Infest is pitched somewhere between the classic grunge/industrial of the early '90s with hints of late-'90s behemoths like Korn and Limp Bizkit. There's singing, but it's balanced by rapping, and the heavy riffs are run through effects boxes that give it the controlled distortion common to alt-metal; it's loud, but you can hear each note being articulated. Lyrically, there's a lot of angst here, directed at everyone from parents and society to themselves. Strangely, each member thanks their families and God in the liner notes, but that's sort of beside the point, since this has the form and feeling of angst-ridden, post-grunge, rap-riddled alt-metal. Is it good? Well, if you're not into this stuff, this won't change your mind, but the band does work up some energy, sounds pretty muscular on most of the album, and has some good hooks, even if they tend to overplay their hand by throwing too many hooks into the riffs or screaming just a bit to much. Still, that's par for the course with alt-metal. So, it winds up that Papa Roach doesn't really distinguish itself from the pack in terms of sound, but they do stand out in terms of capability and consistency. Infest is a pretty solid alt-metal record, circa 2000, both for better and worse. It's a little generic, yes, but as far as the genre goes, it's not bad. [Infest was also released in a "clean" version, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]

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Release Date:
04/25/2000
Label:
Dreamworks
UPC:
0600445024021
catalogNumber:
450240

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Infest 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good album. I strongly recomend you buy it. It has a nice rock feel but phases into rap lyrics with nice smooth transistions. The musicianship is good and I especially liked the delay effects with the guitar (hidden track). Unlike some groups, this guy can rap and almost all of the lyrics are very inovative and from the heart. The best reason to buy the albulm is value. How many times have you bought a CD and hated all but one song? If you like any of their songs you will love this album. i hope you enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is good all the way through. i hate those cd's where u hafta keep skipping around to find the tracks u like, this one u can just let play through. i also have some tracks that aren't on the album that are even better than most of the songs that ARE on it, so this may go to show that they have more in store for us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is definitely one of a kind! The album bears a message to kids today everywhere I think it means to persevere with all your problems and not to let life beat you,you can read this message clearly in Last Resort. However the album gives off individual messages about family problems,corrupted governement and the media. Combining the messages makes the artists seem so real and thought provoking because it's not pointless songs just to get money and popularity. It took seven years to get the record label showing that they are determined not to sell out. The album is strong lyrically with which Coby demonstrates singing abilities (Legacy,Binge,Between Angels & Insects,Thrown Away,Revenge) and also his rapping abilities (Last Resort,Snakes,Infest and Between Angels and Insects). The music is powerful which shows the group's anger at the world today which I feel is specially demonstrated in track no 5 Between Angels and Insects. I think the best song on the album is Last Resort,rock really needed a song like that today it's heart felt powerful chords give the Coby the energy to release his passion and the rest of the band feed off it. To conclude I think it's a terrific album with no flaws and you can listen and headbang all of the way through. A well desrved five stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD for fans of rap-metal. It's got great rapping along with really hard heavy metal guitars and it's just an outstanding rush of energy to you. I'll admit, the angst is a bit too common due to bands like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, but for those who like the music just for the music and not really for the tones of the artists, you won't be disappointed.
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Papa Roach is one of the best metal-rap groups that has come out. Their lyrics have a message and the music is awesome. They are going places. Get the album. You won't be disapointed. Papa Roach Rocks
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the the premeire albums of the year. The boys of Popa Roach are bound to become more then just one hit wonders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i luv them and anything they sing kicks A$$.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Papa Roach is the best!! Their music really lets emotions flow. I love everything they've done so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title song of Papa Roach's major-label debut is nothing but neck-snapping rap-rock thrash and a chorus of insidiously catchy police-siren guitars. It's the most anthemic, tunefully paranoid and furious song that Rage Against the Machine never wrote. Singer Coby Dick's hip-hop holler and guitarist Jerry Horton's pile-driver riffs go beyond derivative -- they are to Rage as the young Stone Temple Pilots were to Pearl Jam. But Papa Roach improve upon the original with songs that are more hummable than most fast-food jingles. The band's roiling rhythms, barbed riffs and kick-drum-splitting beats take rap rock back to its roots in New York hardcore punk and D.C. Dischord bands like Fugazi. Dick replaces Zack de la Rocha's Commies-are-cool lyrics with words that walk a thin line between deep and dumb but always sound like a page from some pissed-off high school kid's journal (an example from ''Between Angels and Insects'': '' 'Cause everything is nothing/And emptiness is in everything/This reality is really just a f--ked-up dream''). Rock lyrics are all too rarely this direct and fearless. Papa Roach might be a Rage knockoff, but they don't skimp on the realness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have known about Papa Roach for a while now. For a while they have been my favorite band. The band members themselves are real cool people with cool personalities. Their music have changed alot since their 93 debut but they continue to thrill and shock the nation. Their lyrics are from the heart and come from their everyday and personal lives. The music is as if all their anger and hatred clashes out into a mix of musics that, combined with their lyrics, make songs that everyone can get along with and eventually start to love it. Papa Roach is a talented band and I have the feeling they will be around for a while. When i first heard Infest, i was thinking this cd is going to rock, and it did. The Infest album is such a good one i listen to it every chance i get. It never gets old and i never get bored of it. Infest is by far, a number 1 cd eveyrone should have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone seems to either like this album or hate it, whne i heard last resort i thought it would suck, but, Revenge, broken home and angels and insects are great. If poeple call you... say. ''iconic overnight superstar followers'' for listening to music that you enjoy, turn it up doods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
PAPAROACH ROCKS
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this album is the best that have been made for a long time... mail me if you think i'm wrong!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the cd and this band because theres some emotional times in my life and i could just go to another place while listening to this album. so if you have a emotional part of your life and you wana just stop thinking about it and go to another place,this is the album for you.and i can't wait for there 2nd album ''lovehatetragedy''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Papa Roach rock all roachs. Listen to it
Guest More than 1 year ago
CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES, THIS IS MY LAST RESORT, SUFFOCATION, NO BREATHING, DON'T GIVE A F*** IF I CUT MY ARM BLEEDING last resort is the f***in best song ever, go buy CD, it all rox.
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Papa Roach is a commrecial band aimed directly at teenagers. The issues raised are all common teenage ''rebelling against evreything'' themes. The music is entirely unoriginal and tries to mix all the most popular forms of teenaged music into a lump of sonic boredom. Enjoy, all you iconic overnight superstar follows.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i never really paid any attention to papa roach. however, i really like the song Last Resort. it's amazing! but, if you really like rock, this CD is definentally for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a funny thing about popular music. Either a band has staying power or they don't. And the sad thing is half a decade after Papa Roach released their debut, it's hard to think how large their fan base still is or who even cares anymore. But whatever. At the time, Papa Roach were of course a hideous band of opportunists, merely cashing in on the rap metal gravy train that began in the late '90s. Last Resort is a typical slice of over the top macho posteuring so often associated with the meat-headed genre. If you can't get enough of this laughable fad, then buy the album, because, it's more of the same of course. Yes, I have actually heard the record, but it's so painfully moronic it's hard to sit through. Dreck like Broken Home, which tries to come off as dramatic and thrilling with its tales of separated familes, instead is pretentious and just more generic screaming. Papa Roach are still around, though they are far less visible now since their 15 minutes of fame are up. What a loss. In other words, a dated crock of teen angst that doesn't sound half as relevant once you are an adult. Unfortunately, your money is already long gone by then.....:(