Additional personnel: DJ A.M. (scratches); Aimee Echo, Rodney Duke (background vocals).
Recorded at NRG Recording Services, North Hollywood, California.
Papa Roach was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best New Artist and "Broken Home" was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video.
Papa Roach's major label debut on Dreamworks Records. With songs about everything from divorce ("Broken Home"), to struggles with alcohol ("Binge"), the four-piece, hard rock outfit laces the listener with magnum doses of reality.
Written mostly with its audience's tortured psyches in mind, INFEST aims to let the kids know that they aren't alone in dealing with the pressures and obstacles life can bring, with songs such as the socially conscious "Last Resort," which discusses suicide, alienation and isolation. The production on the album, via Jay Baumgardner, is polished and yet passionate, and singer Coby Dick's vocals are stingingly sharp and energetic. Some of INFEST's other highlights are "Dead Cell," the snappily-titled "Between Angeles and Insects," and "Never Enough." INFEST is a consistently impressive debut.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of 2000.
Rolling Stone (7/20/00, p.139) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...They are to Rage as the young Stone Temple Pilots were to Pearl Jam....improving upon the original with songs that are more hummable than most fast-food jingles..."
Q (11/00, p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Combines sinewy Rage Against The Machine riffage with traditional metal dynamics and frontman Coby Dick's melodic, quasi-rap stylings...this year's essential accessory for Middle America's trenchcoat and pipe-bomb brigade..."
CMJ (6/00, p.69) - "...Ushers in the Bushification of rap-metal....canned grudge-groove....[the] subtle and complex guitar interplay over hefty axe-grinding adds dimension..."
NME (Magazine) (10/14/00, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...A big moshpit soundtrack, a corner sighted...in America's disastrous intergenerational relations..."
- Last Resort
- Broken Home
- Dead Cell
- Between Angels And Insects
- Blood Brothers - (explicit version only)
- Never Enough
- Thrown Away
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