Review: Die Trying

Die Trying
(Island / El Tonal)

Taking a page from their label’s owners (Papa Roach) Die Trying has released their rock heavy debut. There was a huge part of me that wanted to dislike this CD when I first received it. Frankly there are just too many bands that, sound wise, are in the same vein as Die Trying and I didn’t need another. “Oxygen’s Gone”, “Turn Up The Radio” and “Runaway” will leave you wondering, “Who was that band? Where have I heard them before?”

After listening to the album casually a couple times I realized I’m stuck with it. Their songs are too damn catchy and as much as I wanted to hate them, I just can’t bring myself to do it. Coby Dick from Papa Roach lends his vocal talents to “Conquer The World” and the results are a great fucking song. They have written good songs that are heavy on the rock and feature more hooks than a tackle box.  If you were ever into Papa Roach at all, Die Trying has written the album that Papa Roach should have wrote for their sophomore effort. I wanted to hate this album; I really did…