2 years later and I'm sold.
If "Time For Annihilation" was a jab, then "The Connection" was a solid right cross.
"The Connection" is the most complete Papa Roach album you could ask for which bridges fans from every era in the band's history to one album.
From soundtrack song "Even If I Could" to singles "Still Swingin" "Leader of the Broken Hearts" the album won't let up(no pun) all the way to the b-sides, "What's Left Of Me" "Set Me Off". Hell I haven't even gotten to the meat and potatoes of the album "Where Did the Angels Go" "Give Me Back My Life" "Not That Beautiful."
The music is deep and well thought out in many layers "Before I Die," the lyrics painfully honest "Wish You Never Met Me," production top notch "As Far as I Remember."
In my opinion it is the 2nd best album Papa Roach has put out to date, returning them to the top of many rock music fans playlists. "Infest" edges it out, but when you consider "Infest" carried over six songs from Papa Roach's earlier work, "The Connection" is a job well done.