Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace


4.0
excellent

Review

by robnathanson USER (12 Reviews)
January 17th, 2005 | 79 replies | 21,231 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Three Days Grace is a four piece band from Ontario, Canada.

I had the pleasure of seeing them live, opening for Nickelback, and the set prompted me to buy their cd.

Adam Gontier: VOCALS/GUITAR
Neil Sanderson: DRUMS
Brad Walst: BASS
Barry: GUITAR (although I don't think he recorded on this album)

I was not Disappointed.

What I Liked About The Album:

this Cd is high energy and fast paced right from the start. the killer riffs and catchy lyrics will have a lot of people hooked pretty fast. the CD is great, but the Live shows are even better! Tracks like "Just Like You" "I hate everything about you" "Let You Down" "Overrated" are all high points of the album...although, IMO there isn't a bad song on the album.

The lyrics are a bit dark, and that's not a bad thing. The songs are written when Adam get's pissed off about something, and therefore, the lyrics can get very personal and emotional.

I also like that all the songs don't sound the same, which happens a lot with Nu-Metal type songs. Each song is about something different and there is a good variety of topics, and music displayed on the album. and the lyrics are easily discernable and quite enjoyable

What I didn't like:
There's not much I dislike about this CD...THe songs are all put together pretty well, and all the songs are high quality....The Lyrics in some songs strat to repeat themsleves a lot, or for a long time, but it doesn't get boring.
There are no musical masterpieces, like Stairway to Heaven or Hotel California.......but that doesn't make it bad.

I can see why fans of metal wouldn't like this album, as it has no solos, and they use power chords a lot, but there is variety, and it is still enjoyable.

Tracks to look out for
BURN: this is the Opening track. it starts with static noises and comes in heavy and hard. it's a great opening track

(I Hate) Everything About You: This was the First single from Three Days Grace, and it ripped through the charts. (In Canada at least) the chorus
"I hate everything about you, why do I love you"
is a great line for the soing, and fits the mood splendidly. the song is about being with your significant other, and realizing that you hate being who you are.

Scared: brings Up the pace a bit, faster music, and faster lyrics. A great track to pick up the pace of the album. This song isn't as depressing as Home (The song right before it) It is a solid track where the music fits perfectly. Adam's voice sounds a little out of place in some parts, but the rest of the song makes up for it.

Home: a heavy track about people expecting too much from you, and just wanting to be alone, away from the world. great tune, great words.

Now Or Never: This is a more melodic song (although not without it's heaviness) it's about making decisions, and it has a great message behind it. This is one of my favourites on the cd

Wake Up: NO this is not a cover of the RATM song, and no it has nothing in common with that song at all exceot the title. It's a cool little song opening with a nice riff that go perfectly into the heavier prechorus and then the chorus and another verse. this song is also one of my favourites, although some may not like it.

Overrated: This song, like the title suggests, is about overrated people, bands in general...
the chorus:
"you made it, you played it, your *** is overrated"
think about it...bands not knowing when to call it quits, people who don't realize they're taking themselves too seriously etc.
You can tell Adam is reaally pissed off about the things he sings about in this song.

Recomendations
Three Days Grace is similar to bands such as: Finger Eleven, Disturbed, Linkin Park, etc. fans of those bands would enjoy three Days Grace.
People who enjoy the following genres, may or may not enjoy Three days Grace: Nu Metal, Nu Rock, Punk, Rock.

I suggest you check them out (even if you just download a few track to see what you think)

Overall Impression
This is a very good debut CD from this band, there are very few flaws, and the music is all very good and it's great to listen to. Looking ahead, I see only good things for this band...although, with only one cd under their belts, it's too early to tell.

Rating: this is a great CD, and I really love it.

However, I can see how it would turn a lot of people off. I think if you give it time, the music will grow on you, and you will come to enjoy it.

But, then again, maybe not.....I've been wrong before....

I give this cd a 4/5.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
darkroach_1
May 27th 2005


12 Comments


Great review i totally agree with u although they use the same 3 power chord n repeat some lyrics often this is a great album throughout.

Much better then korn,adema,disturbed,Trapt n so on

i love all their songs but one(i cant remember the name i think its track 8) and Drown is throughly an emotional song n i like the wispers kind of gothical end to it!

I was going to review this ablum but u did great!
review a perfect 5!

darkroach_1
May 27th 2005


12 Comments


By the way why dosnt anyone leave a comment?

captain chris
May 27th 2005


73 Comments


"Much better then korn,adema,disturbed,Trapt n so on"

now that i agree with fully

smooches xxx

captain chris
May 27th 2005


73 Comments


"Much better then korn,adema,disturbed,Trapt n so on"

now that i agree with fully

smooches xxx

Electricbass
July 5th 2005


1 Comments


I had heard of this band from a friend so I decided to get this CD. and boy am i glad i did. I listened to the entire cd one time and then couldn't stay away from number 3 (I hate everything about u) That song can really get u pumped up. It would be a good song to listen to before getting into a fight. It made me want to call my girlfriend and yell at her... anywayz i am gonnna reccommend this cd to all my friends and anybody who is reading this who needs a good rock band to listen to needs to get this cd. (I went to Walmart and they didn't have it, i went to circuit city)

Storm In A Teacup
September 5th 2005


12780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's true that their lyrics are a tad to angry, but I still enjoyed this alot.

Storm In A Teacup
September 5th 2005


12780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I got the version of the album where a dvd came w/it and they said they would release a new cd in March or April of 05 it's obviusly been half a year what the hells up with that?

Heldbackbytheday
September 5th 2005


31 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Three Days Grace better than Korn? Does the word insanity come to mind? Guitar skill wise, Bass player wise, most of all lyricly they are not even close.

Storm In A Teacup
September 6th 2005


12780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I thought the bass was pretty good although simple, but the guitar was all power chordsThis Message Edited On 10.04.05

NEDM
September 6th 2005


1113 Comments


Three Dys Grace had their one summer of fame, and that summer was pretty good. The vocals tend to get very annoying and they all sound the same.

[quote=Heldbackbytheday]Three Days Grace better than Korn? Does the word insanity come to mind? Guitar skill wise, Bass player wise, most of all lyricly they are not even close.[/quote]

They own Korn

Tenfootbrett
September 7th 2005


149 Comments


Their songs ... are all.... the same. I can understand liking them for about an hour of listening altogether, but giving the same song on repeat 12 times 4/5 is really, really gonna kill you as a reviewer.

Also, I dislike arguing semantics, but this is pop rock. Fans of metal will not like this because
1) the vocals are not either screamy or really high pitched
2) the pace of the songs are somewhere between mid-range and slow
3) the instrumentals are not the focus, which is almost always the case in metal songs - the vocals are. (you have to admit, their vocalist is pretty solid, and without him, they wouldn't have so much as found a record deal.)

Storm In A Teacup
September 7th 2005


12780 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't think pop rock gets that angry.

Priestmetal
September 8th 2005


542 Comments


MAN are these guys an annoying band. Bad instrumentals, bad lyrics, astonishly irksome vocals. OK i have only heard the singles. But hey with these kind fo bands the singles are usually their best stuff.

Two-Headed Boy
February 15th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

These guys are pretty good. I like I Hate Everything About You and Wake Up, otherwise it's pretty average.

unlearnme
December 23rd 2006


25 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I used to love this album. But now, I hate it. It's in the far back of my CD case at all times.

downwardstanley
June 21st 2007


18 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Although I don't like them as much as I used to, this is still great to listen to every now and again

muchtallerthanu
July 4th 2007


648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I outgrew this band. The only songs I'll listen to again in a long time is Home and Take Me Under.

BTW, 3DG rapes Korn anyday

LifeInABox
July 4th 2007


3708 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Drown, Wake Up, and I Hate Everything About You are the only good songs on here.

muchtallerthanu
July 15th 2007


648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wake Up: NO this is not a cover of the RATM song, and no it has nothing in common with that song at all exceot the title.
Do you see 3DG covering a Rage song?

XtaraX
October 23rd 2007


2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i am absolutely in LOVE three days grace.
i am trying SO hard too persuade my parents
too let me go too the carnival of chaos!!
i Cannot wait!
This Message Edited On 10.23.07



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