Nickelback, the band that everybody loves to hate but that doesn´t bother Chad Kroeger that much because he can laugh all the way to the bank. They have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, making them one of Canada´s most successful groups of all time. Chad Kroeger is like the Max Martin of rock, delivering hit after hit.
But there is a price to pay, the band wants to rock and between the commercial songs, they do rock hard from time to time. However, that´s not something that hard rock fans are willing to see. Nickelback have done some really good albums in the past but the new album "Feed the machine" is not one of those, the production is way too clean where the guitars are supposed to be heavy but ending up sounding.....eh, light.
The band has been accused of writing shallow music that has the same depth as the water in an almost empty glass and this time around, I won´t argue. These songs don´t move me in any way, they´re coming in one ear and goes out the other one in lightspeed.
The singles "Song on fire" and "Must be nice" are ok, as well as the short instrumental piece "The betrayal (act 1)". Their weakest album yet.