Canadian rockers Three Days Grace, while being mainly an angry, power chord driven, nice simple bass and drums kind of band have that certain something that I love in a band. Its as if they have that burning soul in a band that you can relate to when youre angry about something, but to much can be a bad thing While their singles are criticized often, most of the songs on the album are generally better than all three, the new single, Wake Up in Canada is easily my favorite song on the album. Songs like Wake Up and Home I find, instead of being depressing like may people consider, inspirational as to not let myself get into situations that could very easily end tragically.
While the vocals are very angry through the entire album, I find Adams singing to be good in most cases and to hold a strong presence that fits with each song well. The lyrics, while sometimes mundane, usually go well with each song and can add to the overall song very well. The only thing I dont like about the vocals, are that every song is angry or depressing and can be stupid, but not usually. The guitar is a lot of power chords most of the time, nice to listen to, but isnt very creative or close to being original. The bass is simple a lot of the time to, but has it's moments and for is me is fun to play along with, also good for beginners of the bass guitar. The drums arent anything special again, but remain solid throughout the album.
Key Tracks-The good and bad
Wake Up-The best song on the album and the only one I believe that earns above a 4/5 rating. The best parts are the singing on the chorus and the music that goes with it. It's just a great track to listen to and is probably the one song that people would want to listen to more than once.
Over Rated- A song about bands that get heavy air play even though they suck and are considered over rated, funny since I consider this the weakest song on the album and a bad way to close the album. Both musically and lyrically this is the worst song on the album, evidently they think *** music should be played on the radio.
The singles- I Hate Everything About You, Just Like You, and Home
Generally a good way to portray the album as a whole, all three being a little bit to cliche, with angry depressing lyrics on all three songs, and still being slightly nice to listen to once in a while. All three get repetitive fast though and after getting played on the radio so much people wont care for them and skip them when listening to the album.
All in all, it is a solid album, but has it's weak spot. I believe it is still above average and is worth a listen so I rate this a 3/5(good, but just slightly above average). So thats it, I thought I would put my spin on some different types of reviews that have been done lately and I think this might be a good alternative to track-by-tracks and paragraph only reviews..
Nice review, I totally agree that wake up is their strongest song. All the others were great at first but faded with time, I could listen to wake up everyday and not get sick of it. I think this first album was a 3.3 out of 5, I think they have some decent potential and look forward to their sophmore album, it will definatley make or break these guys.
This album has some good songs on it. But overall i found it to be kind of repetitive, I remember just letting play through one day while i was playing video games. It actually made me feel queesy (questionable spelling) after a while
I thought this was a good cd, not excellent or anything, but the singer has such a nice voice it makes up for some lack-luster songs. I think wake up and Everything about you are the best songs on here.
I really liked this review, the album was O.K. I tried writting one for the new one, but i suck at reviews, you should write one for One-X. There are two reviews for it and they suck.This Message Edited On 06.18.06
Sorry to let you down, but I have no intentions of purchasing "One-X". After hearing the lead single I'm completely put off by the whole record, it seems like it will be a weaker version of this, which is already not that impressive.