On 2011's The Path of Totality, these California nu-metal lifers threw a Hail Mary and added dubstep wub to their hell-is-all-around thud. Here, the news is guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's return after an eight-year absence, so we're back to clicking bass, Jonathan Davis' serial-killer voice and sheets of guitar. Davis' lyrics can sound, endearingly, as if he's chatting with you at a party ("Passion is sometimes a fucked-up thing for me"). "Never Never" is a power ballad, and "Love & Meth" is not as funny as one might hope, though the brilliantly titled "Paranoid and Aroused" is. How did it take them this long to call a song "Prey for Me"?
The Paradigm Shift
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From The Archives Issue 1196: November 21, 2013
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