Sound — 8
Papa Roach have made the massive jump from typical teenage aimed rock to a proper rock band. The new sound is much more mature and not based upon the dramaticness from the previous endeavour Metamorphosis. The newer sound is much more fluid, and is much tighter then on previous work, including Jacoby's vocals, which are on the rise for passion and pure energy.
Lyrics — 6
The lyrics are much more provocative, heart pulling and mind blowing. No Matter What shows maturity beyond the bands previous albums, which include Infest and Getting Away With Murder. Can be abit repetative though, like on the track Kick In The Teeth. Which are still similar to Metamorphosis, but overall a big improvement.
Overall Impression — 8
It's maybe the best album Papa Roach have produced in years. It's showing matiurty, and still that little childish edge, in which the audience can really interact with and sing along too. It's maybe the best written so far for me. Musically, finally the guitarist has made a real effot, especially considering the draging on-ness of the studio versions of Hollywood Whore, Lifeline and Time Is Running Out. They show a new energy, new passion for their music and fans, in which they are now recieving the praise they deserve, Overall, an really good album. But still needs a few tweaks over the lyrics repetitiveness.