With the huge influx of American Nu-Metal bands taking over all of our stereos, we have yet another and this time in the form of the slightly refreshing Taproot with their debut 'Gift'.
So what makes them any different? Firstly, i would answer this question by claiming that Taproot portray alot of strong, personal emotion within the Stephen Richard's confident yelling and screaching. All the guitar work throughout the 12 tracks is truely first class and, for some unknown reason, self-assured/semi-arrogant attitude also leaves me admiration, basically i believe them to be very cool!
Most tracks on 'Gift' have their own sense of greatness however the obvisous stand out track is the 24 hour repeatable, 'Again and again', which if you haven't heard by now you have most definately missed out, along with #6.'Believed' and the oddly catchy #10.'Dragged Down'.
The reason why i haven't given this debut is due to the fact that it took me quite awhile to get into each song and i believe that Taproot can only get better and better and eagerly await the band's inevitable 5-star follow up.
In simple, brief terms buy this album as it is an absolute 'Gift' amongst the usual, uninteresting Nu-Metal bands that forget about the anger and emotion behind such music. A must buy!