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Papa Roach - Time For Annihilation: On The Record And On The Road

Ronnie Kerswell
Ronnie Kerswell 2 September at 15.42
Papa Roach - Time For Annihilation: On The Record And On The Road Cover

The new album from Papa Roach is less teenage angst more radio-ready rock

Never has an album and its moniker been so mismatched as this mostly live effort. Judging by the title alone, you’ll be expecting a full-throttle affair loaded with blood-thirsty ballads and riffery so heavy it could have a bludgeoning effect at 50 paces. However, what spills out ‘nicely’ into the airwaves is a collection of radio-ready rockers (including a couple of new Fall Out Boy-esque tracks), that even your nan would think are pleasant background sonics for her domino meetings down the community centre. That’s not to say ‘Time For Annihilation’ isn’t very good, just if you like Pink and other commercial rock, you’re going to love this.

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