There was a period of time during the late '90s where it appeared as though Powerman 5000 was going to join the likes of Korn and the Deftones in the hearts of nu-metal worshipers worldwide. Although they enjoyed a few moderate chart successes (especially with 1999's Tonight the Stars Revolt!), the group -- led by bleach-blonde frontman Spider -- failed to follow the aforementioned bands up the charts. But they continued to soldier on, as evidenced by the release of 2006's Destroy What You Enjoy. It appears as though Powerman 5000 has made it a point to bring things back to basics, as stripped-down compositions such as the title track and "Return to the City of the Dead" are more punk-based than anything they've done yet. However, with countless other bands mining the same exact musical territory, there's not much to differentiate Destroy What You Enjoy from other fellow nu-metallists suddenly in search of an identity.
AllMusic Review by Greg Prato