Papa Roach: F.E.A.R.

Nu-metal survivors rage, whine and mope like it's Y2K

Like Dorian Gray with a blowout, nu-metal holdovers Papa Roach have made their latest album sound like an eerie time capsule from the early 2000s. Between the airy synth breakdowns copped from old Linkin Park LPs on songs like "Face Everything and Rise" and "Never Have to Say Goodbye" to woe-is-me lyrics like "all that’s left is the emptiness inside of me," on "Broken as Me," the band thoroughly revels in its arrested development. Singer Jacoby Shaddix even raps a humble-brag about getting past the "money, the fame, the booze, the girls" on the pity party "Gravity." Somebody please tell him that, though his band may still be on the charts, MTV has canceled TRL.