Downer Downer

It isn't as bad as some of Roadrunner's other dung, and it isn't at Ozzfest levels of cheesiness, but Downer is still not enjoyable. The band does an underground Tool-ing with those weird grooves and melodies haunting around. It sounds pretty good, sometimes, but slips into easy Godsmack territory once too often for my liking, and the vocals are truly annoying. The clincher? 35 minutes of music, 31 minutes of bonus track. That alone makes me want to forget all about this one. I guess this is third-generation nu-metal, meaning I like it more than the first two generations, but it's still pretty silly. (Roadrunner)