Chapter V This Massachusetts band may be nü-metal's least flamboyant: You won't find Staind wearing face paint or costumes, and you'll never hear Aaron Lewis rap. Fortunately,… Chapter V This Massachusetts band may be nü-metal's least flamboyant: You won't find Staind wearing face paint or costumes, and you'll never hear Aaron Lewis rap. Fortunately,… 2005-08-09 Staind Rock
Music Review

Chapter V (2005)

Staind | STAIND ALIVE The band's fifth album gets a little self-serious, but the tunes keep it from becoming too glum
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STAIND ALIVE The band's fifth album gets a little self-serious, but the tunes keep it from becoming too glum
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 09, 2005; Lead Performance: Staind; Genre: Rock

This Massachusetts band may be nü-metal's least flamboyant: You won't find Staind wearing face paint or costumes, and you'll never hear Aaron Lewis rap. Fortunately, their self-seriousness comes with a melodic tenderness that's rare in the genre. In ''Schizophrenic Conversations,'' a typically titled cut from their fifth CD, Chapter V, Lewis moans about being blown away by a storm over strummed acoustic guitars that actually work up a bit of a breeze.

Originally posted Aug 05, 2005 Published in issue #833 Aug 12, 2005 Order article reprints
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