Papa Roach’s new album ‘Lovehatetragedy’ is harder, more melodic and more rock-oriented than ‘Infest.'”Everything we do is a natural progression,” bassist Tobin Esperance tells Gene Stout of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “We always had a groove-oriented sound, with hip-hop and funk influences. I think just lately rap and hip-hop has gone downhill. And we’ve never really been a rap band. We’re just a rock ‘n’ roll band, and we just fuse all the influences together and make it heavy.” Read more.