Another massive throwback coming your way! This one goes all the way back to April 2000, and was the 20th best selling album of the year! This is Papa Roach's second studio album, Infest!
The album has gone triple platinum and has a Grammy Award! While this was Papa Roach's second full length album, this is really the one that put them on the map, and lead them to where they are today. That being said, the sound that was showcased on this album varies greatly from the sound they have today. Back in the day they were considered 'nu metal' and had a lot of rapping in their songs.
This album is so massively popular, that it features a song that has spread world wide. "Last Resort" was the first single off this album and honestly is one of the most well known songs to come out of the 2000's. Its been featured everywhere, including on the second episode of Smallville, and many other shows and movies. You can even get the demo version of the song on Rock Band. Its one of those songs that you have most definitely heard, even if you don't realize it.
I'm so confident that everyone has heard it that I'm not even going to describe the song for you. If you really don't think you've heard it, then girl, welcome to the world! It must be really bright, considering you've clearly been living under a rock for your entire life. That was very sassy, and I apologize, but seriously -go look it up, because I bet you will hear only one line and instantly realize you've heard it before.
I actually can remember seeing this album when It was new, as my dad bought it, and refusing to touch it because it had a roach on the cover. I was only seven when it came out, and little did I know, they would become one of my absolute favorite bands. That being said, this is far from my favorite album from them. I don't care for the rap or hip hop aspects, but given how much success it brought them, I definitely have to appreciate it. How could you not, really?
Some tracks do stand out more than others to me, aside from "Last Resort", that is. There's "Never Enough", which honestly seems like he's talking to himself. Questioning if everything is okay, and sort of feeling like you're running place. Its a really good song, and very through provoking and that's something I really enjoy.
The last track I want to talk about is another that's grown to be quite the massive song. That one is "Between Angels And Insects." Its kind of about life, and calling the shots when you have to. Its a classic in its own right, and I think most would appreciate it.
Papa Roach has done so much more since the release of this album, and we highly recommend you check out all of their work. Its available wherever music is sold, and you can also catch them live this fall with Five Finger Death Punch in Canada! Dates are still being determined, but they will be coming soon. A couple other dates are already set, and we recommend you check out Papa Roach's website for that.
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