F.E.A.R. (album)

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F.E.A.R.
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2015
Genre
Length36:07
LabelEleven Seven
Producer
  • Kane Churko
  • Kevin Churko[1]
Papa Roach chronology
The Connection
(2012)
F.E.A.R.
(2015)
Crooked Teeth
(2017)
Singles from F.E.A.R.
  1. "Face Everything and Rise"
    Released: November 4, 2014
  2. "Gravity"
    Released: April 22, 2015
  3. "Falling Apart"
    Released: December 25, 2015
  4. "Devil"
    Released: March 26, 2016
  5. "Broken as Me"
    Released: April 26, 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic58/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
HM3.5/5 stars[4]
MusicReviewRadar2/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[6]

F.E.A.R. is the eighth studio album by American rock band Papa Roach. It was released on January 27, 2015.[7]

F.E.A.R. sold 24,425 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart, charting higher than their previous albums Time for Annihilation: On the Record & On the Road and The Connection, also outselling both of them. It is their first top 15 album in the UK since Lovehatetragedy, as well as their first album to chart higher in the UK than in the US. It also managed to chart in many territories worldwide where many of their previous releases failed to chart. As of April 2016, the album has sold 84,000 copies in the United States.

History[edit]

On February 4, 2014, the band announced that they will be going into the studio to record a new album.[8]

On February 18, guitarist Jerry Horton stated that the first single should come out in July 2014,[9] but the first official single (the title track) was not revealed until August, and the single release date was delayed until November.

On February 25, the band participated in a live chat and mentioned that they have already written 4 songs. They revealed the titles of three songs: "Broken as Me", "Gravity", and "War Over Me".[10]

On April 24, during an interview for Loudwire, vocalist Jacoby Shaddix revealed more song titles from the album: "Never Have to Say Goodbye" and "Face Everything and Rise".[11] On August 30, 2014, it was revealed that the title track, "Face Everything and Rise" would be the album's first single and that the video would be codirected by Papa Roach's lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix.[12]

The album was streamed on YouTube on January 22, 2015, five days before its scheduled release on the Eleven Seven Music YouTube channel.[13]

Singles[edit]

The title track "Face Everything and Rise" was released digitally on November 4, 2014 as their first single.

The song "Gravity" was released on April 22, 2015 as their second single along with the music video.

The song "Falling Apart" was released on January 18, 2015 on Radio 1 Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 and was released on Christmas Day on Mainstream Rock as the third single.

The fourth single "Devil" was released on March 26, 2016.

The fifth and final single "Broken as Me" was released on April 26, 2016

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jacoby Shaddix; all music composed by Tobin Esperance.

No.TitleLength
1."Face Everything and Rise"3:11
2."Skeletons"3:55
3."Broken as Me"3:37
4."Falling Apart"3:08
5."Love Me Till It Hurts"3:43
6."Never Have to Say Goodbye"3:47
7."Gravity" (featuring Maria Brink of In This Moment)4:04
8."War Over Me"3:58
9."Devil"3:27
10."Warriors" (featuring Royce da 5'9")2:55
Total length:36:07

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[15] 29
Austrian Albums Chart[16] 8
Belgian Ultratop (Wallonia)[17] 113
Belgian Ultratop (Flanders)[18] 47
French Albums Chart[19] 90
German Albums Chart[20] 6
Japanese Albums Chart[21] 110
Netherlands Albums Chart[22] 32
UK (UK Albums Chart)[23] 13
US Billboard 200[24] 15
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 1

References[edit]

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