Someone please tell me what the hell all the hype is about! I am disappointed, to say the least, with this album. After months of “Taproot this, Taproot that,” this is what I get? Sure, Taproot’s Gift is solid and well produced, and it contains several catchy new-metal songs, but somewhere, somehow, it lacks overall. I know that this is something I would have gone nuts over about two or three years ago, but that was then and this is now. There is one thing I like a lot about Taproot, though: their singer’s voice has a very original tone; it is very nasal-sounding, it is cool-sounding.
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