Blue-Sky Research - Taproot
Track Listing
  1. I Will Not Fall for You
  2. Violent Seas
  3. Birthday
  4. Facepeeler
  5. Calling
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  1. I Will Not Fall for You
  2. Violent Seas
  3. Birthday
  4. Facepeeler
  5. Calling
  6. Forever Endeavor
  7. April Suits
  8. Lost in the Woods
  9. So Eager
  10. She
  11. Promise
  12. Nightmare
  13. Blue-Sky Research/What's Left
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Taproot branch out on Blue-Sky Research, collaborating with some notable outside songwriters and tweaking the nu-metal bludgeon of their first two records for a more melodic sound. There are still gloomy hard hitters here. "Facepeeler" and "Nightmare" feature unwieldy roaring and bleak sheets of distortion that frame atmospheric stretches, making the quartet sound like ambitious but samey Deftones followers. But then there's "Violent Seas," a glimmeringly insistent modern rocker co-written with Billy Corgan. It still broods ...

Blue-Sky Research 2005, Velvet Hammer/Atlantic

UPC: 075678372025

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